Just in the planning stages, I have a juvenile red Iggy that was dumped on me. Once I see it's living, thriving, and do a bit of money saving I will build it a custom enclosure. I plan on it being along the lines of 8X6X8 inside my bird room, using two walls of the room. I also intend on modifying it with an extra outside enclosure later, using a dog door. Now for the questions. The room is being remodeled right now. I plan on sealed hardwood flooring. Is this acceptable, or would textured tile be best? Materials for the walls... The ceiling dosent matter as much, but on the walls... it's that cheep wood look alike junk, I was just going to mud and paint over it, would that be acceptable? Is paint safe? Now the bird room itself will be warm, probably 75-80 degrees. This being said, could I use some reinforced wire panels for the non-wall portion? The humid would be maintained at least 50%, birds prefer it higher. I saw an interesting thing, a person used a sink with just a drain as a water source, and filled it with a hose. Would it be advisable to do the same with a bathtub for an Iggy? Anything else you want to mention? Things you love and hate in your own enclosures?