I have suffered theft in the past and I'm beefing up plans for the aviary at our next home. Keep in mind some of the plans are because we need to be able to take it with us when we move.
We are starting with a pre-made dog kennel. We will leave the chain link attached, and use 1/4"X1/4" wire on the outside and 1/2"X1" on the inside. This adds strength against break-ins through the wire (my friend had her aviary broken into this way).
Several types of security. Yes it's extreme, but keep
In mind I and several of my friends have been robbed.
First, a fenced yard posted with "beware
Of dog" signs and "video surveillance in use" signs. Then of course the actual dogs and CCTV (the dogs are pets that just happen to scare away bad guys, they are not FOR security)
I will also be getting one of those really simple alarms that you put on a door that goes off when the door opens.
There are also laser security systems where if something larger than a certain size (you can adjust it) crosses the top of your fence, it alarms.
I will not be using flood lights because of the risk of birds injuring themselves if a light suddenly flashes on.
Oh, and humane live traps for cats and safe traps for rats (non poison, non snapping) on the outside. And of course I will wire the bottom against rats and snakes as well.
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Cockatiels:Battle, Sniper, Jackie, Honi
Blue Headed Pionus: Mel
Green Cheeked Conures: Flick, Cache, Titan
Indian Ringeck Parakeets: Blue, Kamehameha, Ka'iulani, Kahili, Shadow, Ali'i, Noni, Pono, Smokey, Hapu'u