When looking to buy an aviary, there are a number of things you should consider in your planning. These include: - Size - Location - Aspect - Foundation
Bird Aviaries - Size
-How big do you want your aviary to be? -How much room do you have available? -How much room does your species of bird need? -How many birds do you wish to house? We recommend that in order to get the most out of your outside bird aviary, you should try to provide your birds with as much space as you can afford. Buy an aviary that suits both you and your birds.
Bird Aviaries - Aspect
Birds can be sensitive to wind chills and significant temperature changes therefore ensure you take prevailing winds, rain and sunlight intensity into consideration when planning your positioning. We also advise that one third to half of an outdoor bird aviary should be covered by roof, and at least one side should be enclosed, depending on the prevailing winds. We understand that planning your outside bird aviary can be tricky and so our aviary designers will be able to design the best bird housing for your needs.
Bird Aviaries - Location
The location of your outdoor bird aviary is very important for the well-being of your birds. We strongly suggest that you locate your aviary not too far from the house so that you can not only enjoy watching your birds, but you can be more aware of predators upsetting them. We also suggest that you avoid locating them under trees, as this will not only create a damp, dark atmosphere, but will provide easy access for predators, and may allow foreign objects to fall into your outside bird aviary allowing for easy disease and contamination.
Bird Aviaries - Foundation
Depending on whether you want to build your outside bird aviary directly onto the ground, with a sand-based or gravel-based foundation, or a concrete base, there are different things to consider. Ensure that there will be good drainage to avoid bacteria build-up and health problems for your birds. Also ensure that a chicken wire is laid underneath sand or gravel to prevent vermin such as mice or rats from burrowing through. Concrete or slabs are normally best for bird aviaries for hooked beaked birds as they allow for easy cleaning.