Just seeing this thread now, and I have to agree with the original poster. It's extremely frustrating seeing posts where people talk about how often they lose birds (chickens, ducks etc) and yet they never provided adequate predator proofing initially, and fail to upgrade even after attacks. Makes you bang your head on your keyboard. I feel the exact same way about people who get ANY kind of pet but do not have the means to provide proper veterinary care. They post on social media "Help! My (dog, cat, bunny, duck) is sick!" And when you say "Take them to a vet" their answer is "I don't have the money/transportation/no exotic vets in my area", etc. Well, if you know you have limited means, have no reliable transportation or there is no vet nearby who can treat your specific pet - then don't you think you really ought to reconsider getting that pet to begin with?