By: Anushka Jha
Begin by assessing your outdoor space and researching local predators and weather conditions. Plan the layout and materials needed.
Choose sturdy wire mesh with small gaps to prevent escapes and protect against predators like raccoons or cats.
Incorporate natural elements like trees or shrubs to provide shade, shelter, and a sense of security for your birds.
Prefer non-toxic, easy-to-clean flooring such as concrete or gravel, and avoid materials that may harbor bacteria or pests.
Make sure good airflow within the aviary to prevent stagnant air and moisture buildup, which can lead to respiratory issues.
Establish a routine for cleaning and inspecting the aviary, checking for damage, and removing any potential hazards.
Spend time observing your birds to identify any stressors or issues, and provide mental stimulation through toys and perches.
Supervision and Enrichment