At PARROTCARE we have larger parrots in both indoor and outdoor accommodation. Birds maintained indoors breed as well as if not better than those kept outdoors. Providing the correct level of vitamins and minerals are maintained to compensate for the loss of natural sunlight, it is possible to breed healthy chicks from birds kept indoors. Other benefits of maintaining your breeding stocks indoors is the reduction in the likelihood of problems from vermin and predators. Also losses due to night fright and broken necks are substantially reduced. So if this is the only way you can keep the larger parrots do not be put off.
When considering aviary structure it maybe beneficial to consider breeze blocks as a dividing structure between aviaries. Although once erected, it is somewhat inflexible, it is reasonably cheap and provides a substantial barrier for privacy and those gnawing beaks. Swivel feeders are also essential as a tame Macaw out of the breeding season can be quite amusing, but when they have eggs or chicks in the nest, then the problems of attack are imminent and must be guarded against, swivel feeders obviously prevent an aggressive bird from seriously damaging the hand of their carer.
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