How to build aviaries
The free aviary plan is a simple aviary to build. Bird aviary plans can be
before and 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
The small heater is weather proof and safe for warming your bird
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 & most effective ways of creating a clean,
resistant area is elevating the bird aviary floor from the ground
ELEVATING bird aviariesElevating aviaries from ground contact reduces the nesting areas for
rodents. Baiting and removal of rodent nests will be easier.
The clearance height of the bird aviary floor should have sufficient space to
allow for baiting.
Poison used for baiting MUST be in an area that has no
access to 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 areas with no under ground obstructions. Prevailing winds
must be taken into account. Position the back
panel of the aviary facing into consistent wind. Location for the bird aviary
must allow for your visual enjoyment of the enclosed
THE AVIARY PLAN
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 bird aviary.
Base measurements should be square or rectangular. If you require a bird aviary
plan with tapered sides the level of difficulty constructing the bird aviary
will increase. Mark each panels edge with numbers from the aviary plan to
simplify assembling of the bird aviary. Sandpaper will remove the numbers at
the completion of the bird aviary
THE BIRD AVIARY BASE
a1 & a2 is the end measurements of a rectangular
aviary base a3 & a4 is for the sides of the base
( 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 & BACK PANEL
( "SIDE" connects to base and roof )
A13 & A14 - the ends of the bird aviary front
A15 & A16 - the SIDE of the bird aviary front
A17 & A18 - the ends of the bird aviary back panel
A19 & A20 - the SIDE of the bird aviary back panel
ROOF OF BIRD 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
weather proof aviary heater for your new bird aviary
ALL BIRDS FEEL THE COLD IN
Aviary heaters are ideal for warming your pets. Aviary heater may be positioned
close to the birds nesting box or used as a heated perch.
Pet heaters produces a "safe
temperature" that will not burn your birds.
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
how to build aviaries
plansThe following measurements for the bird aviary
allows 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
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 aviaryBefore 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 reduces 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. Grain of the
plywood panels must face the same way to produce a quality finish for
the aviary's exterior if a lacquer or stained finish is 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 unless a protective interior liner is fitted to the
Chemicals are often used as a preservative and may be
poisonous for birds that attack the timber panels.
material and fittings required
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 with panels a suitable amount of
framing is 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 use cardboard cutouts shaped for
doors and windows. Place cut outs onto the aviary panel and mark the
outline with a pencil. Remove template & check if positioning of
the door/window is suitable.
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.
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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
Do not use paint that contains lead. This type of paint is hazardous
for your birds. Dress all joints & surfaces. Remove rough edges
& 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 aviaryTo
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 require liners to protect
insulation from bird attacks.
An aviary heater with heat flow control. Birds can safely perch on
the small aviary heater.
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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.
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