Aviary for a pair of african greys - Talk Parrots Forums

Parrot Housing, Caging and Toys Discuss parrot housing, parrot cages, parrot toys including do-it-yourself toys and projects.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2011, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Aviary for a pair of african greys

Hello guys i am a member on talk budgies and cockatiels and have been breeding cockatiels for a while.

Now i want start keeping and breeding african greys

Will a aviary of 6ft long x 4ft wide be suitable for a breeding pair of greys?

also i need some help with the design. What about the 3 sides fenced and the 4th side which is 4ft wide to have meshed with a door? does that sound suitable?
type.rst is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2011, 02:47 PM
 
hipeopleoftheworld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,434
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 24
                 
Don't know much about breeding, but I know a grey's cage has to be at least 2*2*2 or something like that. 6*4 would be PERFECT!!!


Kona-Green Quaker
Fred (so far)-Blue Quaker
I'll miss you, Scully-African Grey
Ruby-Chocolate Labrador
Mylee-Black Toy Poodle
16 fish in a freshwater 38 gallon aquarium
hipeopleoftheworld is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2011, 10:02 PM
 
Abby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 5,750
Thanks: 734
Thanked 474 Times in 379 Posts
Rep Power: 42
                     
This would be a very interesting and cool experience. Have you handled Greys much before? What about them makes you want to breed them?




DIGBY 4-year-old male Congo African Grey
Abby is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-02-2011, 03:40 AM



 
catalinadee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 17,637
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,575 Posts
Rep Power: 99
                     
http://www.bluequaker.com/Art-006.htm a read through that may help you a little bit.

If you want an aviary rather than a breeding cage then I would recommend about 10 long 7 tall and about 8 deep. It isn't too big nor too small but it is large enough to house a pair and breed successfully and still have room for the babies and everybody to be comfortable. Also a space like that can provide them with enough room for small trees and plants etc to make it more natural and comfortable for them. With the large parrots for breeding, as said in the article, you can use the L shaped next boxes or you could use a hollowed out log. Easier than that would be to get a wooden barrel and just cut a large enough hole in the front for the birds to be able to get in and out of safely. Hope that helps a little bit, never bred greys though

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
catalinadee is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Talk Parrots Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome