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Gillygreats

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Opening doors and windows
« on: June 11, 2014, 07:58:21 AM »

As we have some cracking weather at the minute I'm finding it hard not having the doors and windows open. If I'm outside Desmond will come out with his harness on, but if I'm indoors relaxing he likes to be indoors too! I'm obviously not going to open the doors and windows if he is not wearing his harness as I wouldn't want him to fly away! How do others allow fresh air into their houses but stop the birds getting out? I've been looking at mosquito/fly doors (like they have in Australia) as I know they are quite robust. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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Re: Opening doors and windows
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 08:11:29 AM »

While Paxo is out of her cage the only window that is open is in the living room. The window is covered with a net curtain that is secured top and bottom.
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Re: Opening doors and windows
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 09:09:14 AM »

my husband made me a flyscreen door on the back door, its great but was a bit of work, It's quite easy to make just a frame with mesh to then attach to windows with Velcro.

I just got some more mesh to replace the one on my flyscreen door as they do perish after a while.

The mesh is good, but you'd need to make sure it doesn't get nibbled!

I got mine from this website. http://www.streme.co.uk/

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Re: Opening doors and windows
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 12:03:23 PM »

I keep my windows shut when the birds are out, can't be too careful. My windows are the type that open on a tilt inwards and it leaves too much of a gap a bird could easily get through.

That screen sounds useful Kaz, I still have some materials left from the aviary project and I want Dave to make some sort of screen for the patio doors.
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Re: Opening doors and windows
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 12:08:47 PM »

Its brilliant Lynn, it just gets some airflow going, I don't open the windows apart from the bathroom where the birds can't get too so it gets really stuffy.
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Re: Opening doors and windows
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2014, 07:12:57 PM »

That's great, thank you for your advice!


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Re: Opening doors and windows
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2014, 07:25:21 AM »

we have slide across window netting that we use on all of the windows and across the back door.

that way the cats (a friends that are staying with us) can come and go as they please.

I do have to keep a beady eye on baby though but so far he hasnt been tempted to even venture near them
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Re: Opening doors and windows
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 02:32:54 PM »

Kazky, the firm you linked to is fairly local to us so we visited them today. We spoke to a lovely ladey, Alex who showed us all the different types of mesh. Tomorrow we are going back with the measurements and we are opting for the solar mesh which will help keep the room cool. The product is not cheap but I think well worth the money. The site is www.streme .co.uk.
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Re: Opening doors and windows
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2014, 07:49:20 PM »

Ah that's great Phil, it was really great service so it's nice to hear it's like that in real life. I bought the coated midge mesh recently to replace my door mesh that has perished & we put it up at the weekend, it's really good quality, i'm going to buy some frame ones for more windows.
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