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Wanting an outdoor aviary

I live in Texas, the coldest is about 43 degrees and hottest is about 95, but I've heard of it getting to 100. The highest recorded temperature was 109 in 2000. Are those ok temperatures for any species of bird? I'd use misters, sun shade, and housing for heat/cold. I'm looking into GCC, lovebirds, p'lets, or lineolated parakeets, but am open to suggestions (looking for birds that tend to be "quiet"). I'm just looking for one species, trying to narrow it down. Any thoughts/suggestions? Thanks.

http://www.weather.com/weather/wxcli...ly/graph/77064
A link to the average monthly temps.

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I don't have an outdoor aviary but I help take care of birds that are kept in one. There are several fans inside used in the summer time. This one is a large screened in aviary with cages inside it.
In the winter (even in Mississippi) we do have nights that get below 40 when we do we use some heat. Also the whole thing is wrapped in plastic to hold in the warmth.
We do have a few birds that needed to come in last winter. The tiels just could not take the cold we had last winter. We lost a couple and then brought all the others in the house. So be ready for whatever happens weather wise.
She had a different build at her other house. It has indoor part that could be closed off in the winter time. And then a large area outside that was under a lot of trees. This way they could come inside when it rained or was too cold.
If planed right it can work out just fine.

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I know they're more common, but cockatiels and budgies make really awesome aviary birds and tend to get along in a flock much better than other species also, the aviary would be fine. Ours get snowed on and everything and in the summer I'm constantly misting them but they really do love it outdoors
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We built ours out of stainless steel dog kennels. But I only put my big birds out in it. I am sure if yoi covered it with smaller wire you could put little guys out in it.

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Where about in Texas? I am in Sugar Land. Houston.
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I'm in Cypress (work in Sugar Land) and a neighbor of ours keeps her birds outside, but I've never seen the setup, just hear them :-)

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Oh my goodness you have to come and visit me then. I can show you my bird room,lol and what i have outside. I have big guys though. Two macaws. We just moved here about 3 years now. In my previous house i have a bird room and had 28 pet birds. You have visit please please please.
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Oh my goodness you have to come and visit me then. I can show you my bird room,lol and what i have outside. I have big guys though. Two macaws. We just moved here about 3 years now. In my previous house i have a bird room and had 28 pet birds. You have visit please please please.
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