I built a 4x8x8'h enclosure for the sugar gliders but it didn't work out so we are using it as an aviary instead. I want to put buttons in the bottom but the floor right now is a canvas tarp over hardwood that is then covered in a chunk of fleece. Great for sugar gliders but not easy cleaning material for birds. I don't have a whole lot to spend and I cannot modify the wood floor or use it directly. I'm thinking of building a frame out of some 4x4s that are sitting around which will fit inside the pvc frame. Then cover the floor in plastic and pull it over the wood frame and under the pvc frame. Depending on cost I might opt to do this with linoleum instead. So after that I would have an easy to clean floor with 4" high sides. Now what do I bed it with? I want to avoid pine shavings if possible because they aren't that good for the birds. I'm wondering if peat moss would be too dusty since the sides above the 4x4s are hexagon wire? I debated actual soil as well but that might be too heavy to deal with and it wouldn't be cleaned so much as composted in place in the house. While I'm all for the deep litter method I'd prefer it stayed outdoors. Sand has some of the same problems with weight and cleaning. Any other suggestions or opinions on materials I've already considered?