How to Build a Parrot Aviary

Filed under: Types Of Aviaries - 15 Oct 2012  | Spread the word !

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Building an aviary is one thing… building one for a specific species is another. That is the main reason why you have to get informed on the type of aviary that you want to build according to the bird species that you want to have! Depending on the birds, you will have to crate a certain environment for them to live in. In case you are thinking of parrots, here are the main steps of building the perfect aviary for them:

1. Plan ahead! You know the drill: draw it, measure it up, consider all integrated elements for support, walls, decorum and so on. If you are not very good at this, you can ask for the help of an experienced avian zookeeper. Start by determining the size of the aviary and its shape, which you should draw. Consider the number of birds and their size when opting for a certain dimension and make sure that you have a visible aviary, so that you can supervise it!

2. Lay the foundation! You should use a concrete foundation before actually starting to build anything else. Make sure to leave some spaces for the walls and for the decorum you need to set in the foundation. After the concrete is set in, you can add sand, rocks, stones, gravel and whatever else you see fit for the ground of the aviary to be more natural.

3. Set out the walls of the aviary! You want to opt for thin walls and for wire cloths, so that you can insure the suffice amount of air for the birds, but also so that they will be protected at the same time from rain and from strong winds. Depending on the size of your birds, opt for a stronger type of wire, so that they will not be able to break through it!

4. Consider double doors! Through this you have two opening systems on top of each other, which will allow you a simpler entrance and will also prevent the birds from getting out when you enter or exit the aviary.

5. Build the roof and the shelter! These should be done at the same time as you can opt for the perfect type of shelter according to the type of roof that you used. If you have a roof made out of wire, just like the walls, you may want to consider using a stronger shelter, which will protect the birds throughout the year for example.

6. Add natural elements! Tree branches are mandatory! You can use any other elements you may like. For example, you can have a few branches built in the walls, so that they will be set higher, but you can also have some on the ground. The design is only up to your imagination.

7. Think safety measures! Sensor lights, alarms and locks must be considered in this part of the process, as you will want to protect your birds from anything that may harm them.

8. Keep predators away! You can do this with the help of layers of wire placed on the ground. This way predators will not have access to the aviary.

9. Prepare food and water deposits! Make sure that you have easy access for refilling these supplies for your birds and so that you do not necessarily have to enter the whole aviary for that.

10. Think clean! Opt for special utensils and products, with which you can clean the aviary and all the other bird related elements in the proper way so that they do not become toxic for the parrots, but that they still have a clean environment.


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DIY Bird Aviary

Filed under: Types Of Aviaries - 28 Jun 2012  | Spread the word !

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The bird aviary is one of the projects that you have to consider, if you are thinking of having pet birds. For many people, the aviaries that they can find on the market can be rather expensive and that is why the best option is to consider a DIY project. You have two options in this case, which can very much depend on the things that you have around your house or on what you can get from friends and family, in terms of things you or they do not use anymore. You can consider the transformation of a piece of furniture into an aviary or you can make it from scratch.

The easy version is the one involving the transformation of the furniture. You can opt for an old armoire, just like the one in the picture. You can remove all the shelves and can replace the glass doors with a more plastic material, so that the birds will not hurt themselves. You also have to consider ventilation spaces, food and water supplies refill paths, doors and so on. Having thought of these technicalities, you can move on to placing all the covers. Inside, you can use a variety of ropes, branches and various other materials, which may vary according to the types of birds you will have and to the elements that they usually like. Opting to make the aviary from scratch, on the other hand, can be a great solution for those who have craft skills. The developments for finalization are the same in both case. Only here, you will have to take measurements and to construct the entire aviary on your own.

Regardless of what your option will be, the DIY bird aviary is a wonderful project. You get something to do with your family and with your friends, but you will also create the place in which you will be able to admire all your future bird pets. Each of the variants involves a lot of work. You have to consider the fact that the bird aviary will be the home of some wonderful creatures and should, therefore, be designed in a proper way. You can consider some of the models that you can find online for inspiration, but the finality of them all is to be suitable for the types of birds and for their lifestyle.

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Farm Bird Aviaries For All Your Poultry

Filed under: Types Of Aviaries - 10 Jun 2012  | Spread the word !

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In the establishment of a farm, you have to consider all the spaces and the cages that must be built for the animals and for the birds. You have to insure a normal and a suitable amount of space, so that these can live in peace and can give all the products that you need for your farm. When it comes to the bird aviary, many people opt for the construction or for the purchase of the smallest ones, due to the fact that they know birds tend to stick to each other and therefore they do not need very much room. However, this is a fact far from the truth. The idea is that even birds must have a certain space of their own, as otherwise they cannot survive and cannot have their lifestyle in the proper way.

The amount of space that is provided for the aviary must be divided into several sections. The first one is the feeding area. It will necessitate the placement of some food bowls and water bowls from which the birds will take the necessary supplies. What is important is that you create an entrance system, through which you will refill the bowls easier and faster, without having to enter the aviary every time. The second area is the one of the sleeping cages. These are usually made out of wood and contain several baskets, according to the number of the birds, in which these can sleep and lay eggs. The rest of the aviary is supposed to form a multipurpose space. It will be the area in which the birds will require mostly sand, in which they can make resting pits and so on.

The importance of the bird aviary in the case of the farms lies in the fact that the comfort and the lifestyle of the birds is insured through it. These elements are the ones which, in reaction, lead to the proper growth of the birds and to them giving perfect natural products such as eggs, feathers and meat. Therefore, the bird aviary must be constructed in the proper way and with all the mentioned spaces included in it, so that you can be sure that you are offering your birds a great and wade space to live in and that they will offer you suitable products for the farm in return.

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