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New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Scotts1au » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:05 am

Hey folks, haven't really been active on here for a while. Thought I'd share a few photos of my new outdoor bluey enclosure. I moved town recently so had to leave my old enclosure behind. As you can see I get a bit carried away. Inside is lined with an old pool surround, top is bird netting to stop any birds of prey. Build on a hill for drainage and sunny aspect. A bit spartan at the moment but will need to plant out. I'll post some more photos soon. The blueys are badly in need of their first shed of the season :-)
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Bluish » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:55 am

You're keeping those guys all wrong. :heated: . The care sheet states a good cage size as 48"x24". That unit is WAY too large. :twisted:
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby CricketForestwater » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:25 am

So awesome! Might have to consider doing something like this once we actually get a house.
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Richard.C » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:11 am

Looks great scott,once you plant it out and plants settle will look greater again,probably wont be to long and they will be shedding in that neck of the woods,they look great pre shed anyways

Be intetesting to see when they breed ect there,looking forward to see how you landscape in there,last cage was impressive
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby bella3 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:17 am

They must love all that room! They look great-the skinks and the enclosure's! :D
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Scotts1au » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:25 pm

A few more photos.
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Rani-May » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:32 pm

oh wow, i wish i had the room to do this for mine :)
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby El Lobo » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:03 am

Looks great Scott. I also look forward to seeing it when you plant it out.

I do like the the look of the bush behind your fence.
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby LarissaLurid » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:00 am

Very nice, I bet those blotchies are loving it!
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Scotts1au » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:56 am

Hey Norm, yeh my house backs on to the Bendigo National Park (Box Ironbark Forest).
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby El Lobo » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:24 pm

Scotts1au wrote:Hey Norm, yeh my house backs on to the Bendigo National Park (Box Ironbark Forest).


That's what I like so much about where I am too, all part of a National Park right up to the fence line. :D
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Richard.C » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:56 pm

Nice location scott,backing on to national park,imagine you will get quite a few visitors in your yard
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Scotts1au » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:18 pm

Hey Richard yeh the place is lousy with Easterns.
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Richard.C » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:58 am

Haha,yeah alot of easterns up there,but you get stumpies and eastern beardeds to,wouldnt mind those about down here
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Bird_Brain » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:49 pm

Absolutely amazing!
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Jeff » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:31 pm

Scott, I don't know how the heck I missed this post until now, but it looks FANTASTIC! I can't wait to see how it develops like your last one. You definitely have a knack for outdoor enclosures!
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Lea » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:50 am

It's perfect, Scott! You have created a Nirvana for blueys-after the planting and landscaping, it really will be just that. It's fantastic. I feel almost negligent now with my ramshackle put-together for my lot :oops: I'll have to keep an eye on them or they'll pack their bags and hitchhike to Victoria! :lol:

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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby leaveittoweaver » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:30 am

That is so awesome! I wish I could do that in New York!
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Re: New Bluey Enclosure - Outdoor

Postby Richard.C » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:28 pm

Your inspiring me to do a rejig of my set up scott,want to get more selective with groups and split up a few males,some nice ones never show interest with the dominant ones running amuck

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