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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?
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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!!!

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This would be a very interesting and cool experience. Have you handled Greys much before? What about them makes you want to breed them?

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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

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