Monday, April 6, 2009

The Aviary For Canaries

Canaries are also ideal for aviary housing and live in a colony of birds if the aviary is big enough not to provoke territorial squabbles. The numbers of the males are also very important- better have one male with a few females or the other option is more than three males with several females as then there is peace . Their best cage mates are cockatiels, budgies, and some varieties of no aggressive finches .Of course you should keep an eye on the hook bills not to terrorize other birds’ roosting or nesting areas. Never keep canaries with lovebirds.

In the aviary there should be an excess to the high roosting areas and to the feeding stations .All birds have to be able to drink, eat, and find a comfortable and safe place to sleep. There should be also a shelter area for protection from inclement weather and a place for nighttime roosting.
If you keep your canaries outside all year , you will notice they have become acclimated to the cold and winter weather if , the only problem is the wind. You can equip your aviaries with heated areas to be sure that the birds are comfortable. If the weather gets really cold and fierce, have warm blankets and thick plastic sheets to cover the aviary walls . Also, it is very important that the birds’ water doesn’t freeze. On the other hand if you live in a very warm climate, keep your aviary shaded all day, your birds should have plenty of fresh water.
Plant your aviary with safe plants and trees and create water fountains if there is suitable inclination. Birds interact with these natural elements and they make them comfortable and offer them shelter. And it will be funny for you to watch them . Grow plants in large clay post with untreated, natural soil and keep other plants outside.
Elevate the floor of the aviary so the waste and excess food fall through. A concrete slab can be used for easy cleaning. Even if you prefer natural sand, soil, or a gravel substrate floor, have in mind that the aviary must have adequate drainage.
The aviary should the double-wired outdoor with screening in between the wires which prevents predators from reaching into the aviary . They even may pull your birds through the wires . The double wiring avoids contact with wild birds which can feed inside your aviary and pass diseases to your birds. The screening keeps mosquitoes and other pests out and they can not from enter your aviary and infect your birds with illnesses.

doesn’t freeze. If you live in a very warm climate, make sure that part of your aviary is shaded all day, and offer your birds plenty of fresh water.
If yon have the time and inclination, plant your aviary with safe trees and plants, and create water features like fountains.
It’s fun to watch the birds interact with these natural elements, and they make them comfortable and offer them shelter. You can grow plants in large clay post with natural, untreated soil and keep other plants outside to rotate in and out of the aviary when the plants inside become worn.

The floor of the aviary can be elevated so that the waste and excess food fall through, or you can use a concrete slab for easy cleaning. Some people prefer natural soil, sand, or a gravel substrate floor, which the birds do enjoy, but the aviary must have adequate drainage.
For safety, the outdoor aviary should be double-wired with screening in between the wires. The space between the wires prevents predators from reaching into the aviary and pulling your birds through the wires- yes, it can happen! The double wiring also prevents contact with wild birds that will want to feed inside your aviary, possibly passing disease to your birds. In addition, the screening prevents mosquitoes and other pests from entering your aviary and infecting your birds with illnesses.

1 comment:

  1. these avaries are nice but i like the 12ft by 10ft because you can do more things to it

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