Hurricane Season and Birdcage Screens

hurricane floridaFar too many beloved pet birds were lost in the flood and devastation of Hurricanes in Florida. A lot of new Florida residents have never lived through a major hurricane, so they rarely anticipate the capability for destruction of birdcage screens. 

Often, during an evacuation, residents feel like leaving home with all of the pets and birds is an overreaction, and rarely there are shelters that accept them anyway.

Our advice? The very first step in the preparation of impending hurricanes is to be sure to have your birdcage screen properly inspected and reinforced. Should the situation arise where you still have to leave with your birds, returning from an evacuation to an intact birdcage screen is something, you can look forward to. With a birdcage screen that is in great shape and ready for the birds to return, you will be much happier.

In the meantime, should an evacuation occur, the following tips will be of great help:

Pack a avian survival kit to last at a minimum of three weeks. You will need it if you stay home because your water and electricity may be out for days or weeks. If you leave, you can easily take it with you if you pack the dry goods in coveredplastic storage bins.

  • Bird food for three weeks
  • Canned fruits and veggies that your bird likes - ideally, use the very small cans with a pop top
  • Can opener
  • Newspaper
  • Paper towels
  • Bottled water- at least a half gallon per day
  • Fruit juice
  • Extra toys
  • Extra food and water cups
  • Peanut butter
  • Birdie snacks (unsalted crackers, etc.)
  • Avian first aid kit (hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, medical tape, scissors, cotton balls, gauze, e-collar, styptic powder, flour or corn starch).
  • Your bird’s medication.
  • All of your bird’s medical records.
  • Photos of your birds in case you are somehow separated.
  • Cash. ATMs will be inaccessible, empty, or not working due to lack of electricity.

Read more about real people who have been unprepared for bird emergencies in hurricanes here.

Let us know how we can help you.

Quality Screen & Aluminum is a family owned and operated business located in Leesburg, Florida. Our mission is to provide 100% customer satisfaction by offering quality materials, creative designs, expert craftsmanship, timely service, reasonable prices and the very latest trends.

We are an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau and carry an A+ rating with them for being a trusted and a reliable business. We also have gained the reputation for being a company that provides excellent workmanship and the utmost attention to details in all of our products.

For over ten years, Quality Screen & Aluminum has been the premier screen enclosure source for Lake & Sumter County and the surrounding area in Central Florida. Our experienced team of designers will create an enclosure to fit your vision and your budget, and you can take comfort in knowing we use only the highest quality materials and skilled craftsmen who are dedicated to excellence. Additionally, many of our products come with a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, providing you with worry-free enjoyment.

Beautifully crafted screen enclosure designs, pool enclosures, screen repairs, re-screening, front entryways, birdcages, gutters, fencing...Quality Screen & Aluminum is your one source for all your screen enclosure needs.

 

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What others say about Quality Screen and Aluminum

Blake Keedy is the business owner and he represents all the leadership qualities you need demonstrated to ensure customers are delighted in home renovation. Go with Quality Screen and Aluminum Inc. In June Blake's design, experience and insights were invaluable to us. We chose Blake to design, construct and deliver his seasoned project management of our screened front porch, our new birdcage and all season glass enclosed lanai. You will be excited and kept informed every step of any project you do with Blake Keedy. Blake navigated permits , product delivery ensuring ongoing project progress and we trust him wholeheartedly.

Darlene W.

Thank you for the beautiful screen room. Blake listened to what I wanted and help us to decide and deliver exactly what we wanted. Great experience, installer very efficient and professional. I highly recommend this company.

Linda R.

Just wanted to let you know our panoramic screen and the support structure came through the hurricane just fine!  Looks exactly the way it did prior to the storm!  Thanks for your excellent workmanship!

Breeta L.