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IRN aviary mesh size

Would 1" x 1" 16g scrubbed galvanised mesh be ok for an Indian ringneck aviary?
I've been looking and think this should be small enough aperture but large enough wire.
I know about scrubbing it.

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I think it would sound good, but the galvinized mesh scares me. Galvanized means coated with zinc and some other items. One bit of zinc inhaled by an irn could be fatal! Maybe other people will pipe in.


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yeah but that amount of stainless will cost 700 upwards!!! I just cant afford it.
My tiels have scrubbed galvanised and its (touch wood) never been a problem.
~I've done research andas long as its scrubbed hard and well with vinegar to remove the zinc then its should be safe.
I'm aware of the risk, but what else is there?

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I suppose everyone'll think I'm awful now for taking the risk? does anyone have galvanised aviaries? on the IRN site people have suggested galvanised but well scrubbed 1st.

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No, we don't think you're awful, Kate!
Unfortunately, I don't have much advice to give on this. My dad and I were considering building an indoor structure with mesh for my birds, however, I decided I rather just have cages. Eventually I do want an outdoor area for my birds to fly around, get some sun and fresh air, but that's not possible at the moment.




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Sounds good to me

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