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Hi everyone.

I'm in Australia (I don't know where everyone else is) and we're coming into summer shortly... We have about 2.5 months until the real heat scorching days are here. What I am wanting to do is have my babies outside under the back patio so they'll continually be in shade but they'll at least have the outside air. Currently I have them in my laundry because it simply was too cold to have them outside 2 weeks ago!

My problem is... We have a cat - and two neighbourhood cats. Are there any deterrants for cats? Has anyone had a similar problem? I have them in a large cage but I feel uncomfortable 'experimenting' with the idea of having them outside.

So, if anyone has any successful tips or tricks, please let me know. Ive attached some pictures of the cage they're currently in too that would be the one I move outside

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Old 09-22-2015, 08:41 PM
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You should never have your birds outdoors in their cage unless they are under constant supervision.
A cat would easily jump onto the cage and terrorize your birds. Budgies can easily die from stress.

Additionally, there are members on the forum who have had birds in outdoor aviaries and have lost one or more to a hawk.

While I understand you'd like your birds to be able to enjoy the outdoors, for their safety and well-being, they should be kept in the house unless you are right there with them when you take their cage outside.
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Very nice cage. I agree with Deborah, and would only wheel the cage out when you have time to spend outside with them so you don't end up with a tragedy...
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Thank you for reminding us all to think twice before putting a cage outside for a little fresh air and sun. Who would think anything could happen if we weren't right there watching the cage (besides someone trying to get away with stealing cage and all). It doesn't seem possible that cats can get a claw through a cage with 1/2" spacing, but you hear of it. Cats and raptors are outdoor dangers to birds.

I just saw the saddest story on another thread, about a beloved bird in a cage lost to a cat.
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Thank you guys. Definitely clear in my head now - they will be staying indoors! Cheers
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It might just be me. But that cage looks very small for two birds.
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It might just be me. But that cage looks very small for two birds.
The one in the pictures I'm seeing looks a good sized flight cage .

I think you're making a smart choice to keep them inside. I personally would worry too much having my birds' cage outside.
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Excellent decision, Darcy!
I know you want your little ones to be safe.
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It might just be me. But that cage looks very small for two birds.
The cage is huge. It doesn't look too big in the pictures but they don't do it justice! They have plenty of room
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Definitely a good choice to keep them inside. But I never really thought about bringing them outside on warm days, that's a good idea.
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