To protect your birds, you need a cage.
The best cables to use
There are many types of cables you can use, the most popular being:
Galvanized wires: A galvanized wire is one that is coated with zinc, which is highly toxic. The main role of the coating is to prevent corrosion thus increasing durability. To protect your birds, you should consider removing the liner. This is done by soaking or sandblasting the wire. To prevent the cable from corroding, apply non-toxic paint to the cable.
PVC coated wire: By name, it is the wire that has been coated with PVC. The coating is usually very thin and can be easily removed. Because of this, it is recommended to install it in a cage with chewing birds. You should use it in areas with non-chewing birds, such as soft beaks and finches. If you want to use the wire for chewing birds, you should opt for a powder coated wire. A dust coat is a cooked coating that is difficult for birds to remove. The cable will be expensive, but the coating will be stronger, so the birds will not be able to remove it from the cable.
Stainless steel mesh: This is the best material to use. It will protect your birds without rusting. It also doesn’t require much care. To buy it you must go to your local hardware store.
Installing a bird cage
Once you have chosen the correct cable, you must go ahead and install the unit. To completely keep predators away from your birds, you need to put on an outer layer. As a general rule, install a sturdy material. This requires you to avoid plastic nets, as predators can easily get through them. Larger birds can also easily bite holes through it. For your peace of mind, install a 1 “x 1” 14 gauge wire mesh.
You can install a cage with a wood frame or opt for an all-wire unit. It’s about your preferences. If you are installing an all-wire cage, you should opt for a wire mesh or chain-link fence. You want to choose a pattern that the birds cannot easily pass through. The skipper should also be able to hold perches and bird toys.
Here’s what you need to know about bird cages. You should choose a material that is strong and durable. You can install the unit on your own, but for ideal results, hire a professional to help you.