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How to build aviaries


The free aviary plan is a simple aviary to build. Bird aviary plans can be modified before building or during the construction of the bird aviary.
Bird aviary plans are free

Heating for your birds is easy with the pet heater displayed on this web site. The small heater is weather proof and safe for warming your aviary.

Controlling rodents around your aviary

Aviaries situated outside will attract rodents and other unwanted pests. Maintaining hygiene in the aviary and easy access to rodent holes must be considered before construction of the bird aviary plan commences.

The simplest and most effective ways of creating a clean, vermin resistant area is to elevate the birds aviary floor from the ground.

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Elevating bird aviaries

Elevating aviaries from ground contact reduces the nesting areas for rodents. Baiting and removal of rodent nests will be easier. The clearance height of the floor must be sufficient to allow for effective baiting. Poison used for baiting must be in an area that has  no access for pets and children.

The bird aviary will be relatively light and can be supported from the ground with bricks or similar stumps. If permanent support stumps are required these should be located in an area that is free from under ground obstructions ( power lines, water pipes, etc )

Prevailing winds must also be taken into account. Position the paneled back of the aviary facing into the consistant wind. The location for the aviary must also allow for the visual enjoyment of your caged pets.

The aviary plan


aviary To build the aviary we have selected the aviary base as the easiest starting point. Base measurements of the bird aviary will become the template and guide to all the measurements of the bird aviary. Building the aviary plan with measurements that originate from the base measurements of your choice ensures
a quality aviary.


Base measurements should be square or rectangular. If you require a bird aviary plan with tapered sides the level of difficulty for constructing the bird aviary will be increased. Mark each panels edge with the numbers from the aviary plan. This will simplify assembling of the bird aviary. Use a pencil for easy removal of the numbers at the completion of the bird aviary plan.

AVIARY BASE
a1 & a2 is the end measurements of a rectangular
aviary base a3 & a4 is for the sides of the aviary base

AVIARY SIDES
( the "SIDE" of the panel connects to the base and roof of a rectangular aviary. )
A5 & A6 - the ends of the bird aviary side 1
A7 & A8 - the SIDE of the bird aviary side 1
A9 & A10 - the ends of the bird aviary side 2
A11 & A12 - the SIDE of the bird aviary side 2

AVIARY FRONT AND BACK PANEL
( "SIDE" connects to base and roof )
A13 & A14 - the ends of the bird aviary front panel
A15 & A16 - the SIDE of the bird aviary front panel
A17 & A18 - the ends of the bird aviary back panel
A19 & A20 - the SIDE of the bird aviary back panel

ROOF OF AVIARY
( aviary roof connects to "SIDE" of wall panels )
A21 & A22 - the ends of the bird aviary roof
A23 & A24 - the SIDE of the bird aviary roof

Aviary heater

Birds feel the cold in the winter
Aviary heaters are ideal for keeping your pets warm.
The aviary heater can be positioned close to the birds nesting box or used as a heated perch. It will only reach a safe temperature that will not burn your birds.

Aviary heater

Bird heaters can be exposed to any weather. Insulation built into the heater ensures the small pet heater can
be safely operated in most harsh areas.

An automatic thermostat regulates the preset temperature range. Controls for the aviary heater are internal and cannot be accidentally altered by your pets.

The bird heater can be mounted in any position

Cleaning the heater is an easy choir. A simple wipe down with a damp cloth will remove built up deposits. Bird aviary heaters are available here

Free how to build to the aviary plans

The following measurements for the bird aviary are for an adequate roof over hang that protects your pets and aviary from the weather. Make adjustments on the measurements to compensate for a rising and setting sun plus rain drifts created by prevailing winds. A roof slant should also be considered for areas that experience heavy rain or snowfall. Direct the flow towards
an area that has adequate drainage.
DO NOT ALLOW THE UNDER FLOOR AREA
OF YOUR AVIARY TO BECOME DAMP

A21/A22 - larger by approximately 30%
A23/A24 - larger by approximately 20%

Building an aviary

Before cutting the aviary panels check the measurements of all panels and set out a cutting pattern that leaves minimum waste. Use templates whenever possible to build the birds aviary. This will reduce mistakes and improve the quality of the finished bird aviary.

Use the first side of the bird aviary panel as a template to mark out the second side if both panels are similar. The grain of the plywood panels must all face the same way to produce a quality finish for the aviary's exterior if a lacquer or stained finish is to be used

Bird aviary plan

Select plywood sheets that has an exterior grade classification. The panels must not be treated with any chemicals that are toxic for your small birds.

Chemicals are often used as a preservative and may be poisonous for birds that attack the timber panels.

material to build a bird aviary

Exposure to high winds and snow will require an aviary framed with timber that can withstand severe weather. Bird numbers and the height of the aviary plus how often entry is required will determine the final selection of framing timber. A rectangular or square bird aviary plan will require timber to line the inside of the base edges, sides and top edges of the aviary roof. Long aviaries will require extra timber for support posts and noggins.

For maximum strength and professional appearance angle cuts are superior to butt joints for the aviary framing. If there is any movement in an aviary constructed only with panels a suitable amount of framing will be required to stiffen the structure.

aviary doors and windows

The simplest method of building an aviary is to construct a box designed to your measurements and then use cardboard cutouts shaped for doors and windows. Place the cut out onto the aviary panel and mark the outline with a pencil. Remove the template and check if the positioning of the door / window is suitable.

Finally drill a small hole on the edge of the template outline and remove the panel section with a small saw

A perch for your small pets is an important part of the aviary's equipment. We have weather proof "heated" perches.
Please visit this page for more information.

Use only galvanized nails and screws with a protective coating for building the bird aviary. Contact adhesives that are water proof can be used in the construction of the aviary framing. An aviary entrance should not rely solely on an adhesive due to constant door impacts.

Do not use paint that contains lead. This type of paint is hazardous for your birds. Dress all joints and exposed surfaces. Remove all rough edges and exposed nails.

build a aviary

If galvanized or zinc mesh wire is to be used for the aviary plan a mesh wiring that has been electroplated with a galvanized or zinc coating should be selected.

The majority of mesh wiring on the market has been dipped into a galvanizing bath. Birds can get zinc or lead poisoning from galvanized wire mesh.

insulating a birds aviary

To insulate the birds aviary tar paper can be used to line the interior of the aviary. Insulation batts can also be used for the aviaries insulation but the insulation must be cut to fit between the aviary's framing. Both forms of insulating material will need a liner to protect the insulation from attacks by your birds.
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free aviary plan The aviary plan can be modified to produce a large version of the wooden bird house. Simply
cut the top of the front and back panels at a 90 degree angle and the roof panel in the middle.








build an aviary plan

This is another example of how a small bird house design can be modified into an aviary. To achieve this outcome you need to complete the layout of the standard free aviary plan and then cut the front and rear panels at 90 degrees at the top and at a lesser angle for the sides. Split the roof and reduce the side panels plus base. You can create an aviary similar to the picture with the free aviary plans.













heater for an aviary




Weather proof aviary heater that is designed to safely warm a selected area of your bird aviary. The small heater operates on low voltage and has a temperature control to ensure that a safe heat level is maintained. Insulation allows your small pets to use the aviary heater as a warm perch. The casing temperature of
our pet heater does not exceed
your birds body temperature.






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We also have aviary heaters that can be mounted through the wall
of your aviary. This creates a warm perch and allows the heated air flow to be directed over your birds favorite roosting spot. All controls and cables are safely positioned outside the aviary. The small weather proof bird heater has a whisper quiet fan with filtering.
























heated perch for an aviary
Your new aviary will require perches. Branches that have foliage always present a picture of a complete birds home. It offers a natural environment and with clever plant selection can be beneficial to your pets.

SO WHY NOT WARM UP THE BRANCH PERCH

Then you can create a pleasant aroma especially with eucalyptus branches. Alpha birds often claim
the heated perch as part of their domain.
Heated bird perches are on this web site







































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DISCLAIMER

To build and heat a birds aviary and small pets enclosure the materials you use will be the deciding factor on the useful life of the aviary. The use of any material that has been coated or treated with any chemicals that may be toxic to your pet should be avoided.Pets cannot be constantly supervised and it is not unusual for them to attack their enclosures and resting areas. Pet heaters that are used to warm the aviary and all other appliances that have an electrical supply to the pets home must have all electrical leads positioned in a safe and dry area. When constructing a heated aviary, aviaries, bird home or bird box organize the positioning of the pets home and all electrical leads and connections before construction of the the heated birds home. The bird heater and pet heaters displayed on this web site are weather proof but all connecting leads must be placed in a safe and dry area. Face the opening of the aviary away from any prevailing winds. When using any tools be sure that the proper safety equipment and safety procedures are used at all times. Read and understand all instruction books that are supplied with any tools and always maintain a clean and safe working area. Never work around children or unrestrained pets or let them in the work area unsupervised. The free aviary and aviaries plans and heating a birds aviary plans are for personal use only. All the plans been built and tested for strength and operation and to my knowledge they are correct and accurate. The plans are supplied without warranties and guarantee and you acknowledge that you use them and operate all tools and equipment at your sole risk. The choice of aviary plan or any other building plans for small pets found on this web site and the suitability for the chosen project is entirely your responsibility. You agree to indemnify eggheaters from any claims, damages, personal injuries and expenses in regards to any building projects and plans found on this web site.

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