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greenhouse for the birds?

Postby AnimalAffinity » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:07 pm

I have been trying to save for an aviary and I was shopping the other day when I saw small greenhouses on sale and i had an idea. I bought one since the sale was ending and went home and now I realize it is not a good environment for my birds. I am going to try my best to convert in into a safe place my parrots can spend a couple hours in outside on weather appropriate days. I need some tips on the conversion though, is the metal safe if lots of perches are provided? Is there anyway I can install mesh vents on one or two sides when it has a plastic cover instead of panels to help keep it cool? Do you think covering one side with a blanket or tarp would help too? If I give them a large bath and fix vents etc could it be okay on cooler days?
Thanks for any replies!!!
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Re: greenhouse for the birds?

Postby Wolf » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:36 am

If you send a link to these greenhouse, I will try to help.
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Re: greenhouse for the birds?

Postby liz » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:02 am

I can't wait to see what you come up with.
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Re: greenhouse for the birds?

Postby Pajarita » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:58 pm

The thing is that the main purpose of an outdoor aviary is for them to soak up the sun and greenhouses have either glass or plexiglass panels which are both made with UV blockers so it would not work for that.
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Re: greenhouse for the birds?

Postby Wolf » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:34 pm

I am not sure, but I suspect that this one uses plastic film instead of glass or plexiglass.
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Re: greenhouse for the birds?

Postby AnimalAffinity » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:20 pm

Yes its the basic walk in greenhouse from village green.
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Re: greenhouse for the birds?

Postby Wolf » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:00 pm

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Re: greenhouse for the birds?

Postby AnimalAffinity » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:02 pm

Yes
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Re: greenhouse for the birds?

Postby Wolf » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:11 pm

I can see that the metal is painted, does anything in the instructions or on the box say what metal was used? If not I am going to have to try and find some more information about that as well as a few more things about it.
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Re: greenhouse for the birds?

Postby AnimalAffinity » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:16 am

I checked too but no it didnt
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