Outdoor bird aviaries were first constructed back in the 1800s, when zoos built them to draw in guests. Zoos still use them today but they are also used by private people and organizations that are interested in the preservation of birds and endangered species of birds.
Outdoor bird aviaries are large, outdoor spaces that hold birds but do so in such a way that they allow the birds to fly around as much as they like, and also have places for the birds to explore, such as trees and shrubs. Outdoor bird aviaries are much different than bird cages strictly because they are so large and birds can live as they do in nature, rather than in a confined area. These structures are so large that often people can walk around inside in order to maintain the aviary or the birds.
Bird aviaries that are built outside are usually made of mesh wire. This allows for the greatest ventilation within the aviary, which is necessary for the health and safety of the birds. However, there is also usually an enclosed or covered area so that the birds can escape things such as unbearable heat or rain. Along with ventilation, proper drainage is also important so that the birds can be maintained in proper hygiene.
Outdoor bird aviaries aren’t just reserved for zoos and private organizations, however. They can also be suitable for home use, for individuals who have a passion and love of birds. There are many kits available that will help in the construction of such an aviary and that ensure all proper safety and health considerations are taken care of.