Do you have an aviary?

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Re: Do you have an aviary?

Post by Bhatta » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:19 am

Thanks Dolly! I generally try to capture landscapes rather than faces.. :)
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Re: Do you have an aviary?

Post by Tommy's Human » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:10 pm

I was thinking of turning a bedroom into an aviary. It has one window, so I'd put some plants (ferns? begonias? any ideas?) for shade and perches. It would also be my writing space, so I'd have cabinets/covers to protect my stuff. The door opens to an interior hallway, so it's not the end of the world if someone escapes, and I'm thinking to deliberately keep the area by the door perchless and barren so the birds aren't lured in that direction. Ideas? Thoughts? Cautions?

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Re: Do you have an aviary?

Post by Sally » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:29 pm

Here is an old thread that a former member posted about turning a bedroom into a free-flight bird room. You might get some ideas from this:

http://www.finchforum.com/viewtopic.php ... bananaquit

And if you decide to do this, you could start it as a new separate topic. I'm sure lots of members would be interesting in hearing about your progress and seeing photos.
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Re: Do you have an aviary?

Post by TheWhiteFinchAviary » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:44 pm

Is the aviary of the month feature coming back? It seems to be out of commission for the moment. Can't remember how long it's been that way. It's a really neat part of the site.
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Re: Do you have an aviary?

Post by HeyItsRaymond » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:33 am

Here is my Finch cage with photos.

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~ 3 Zebra Finches (all males)
~ 1 Shaft-tail Finch (male)
~ 2 Society Finches (Male/Female Pair)
~ 2 Indian Spice Finches (all males)
~ 4 Bronze Winged Mannikin (gender unknown)

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Re: Do you have an aviary?

Post by finchandlovebird » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:57 am

The view from my computer in the sunroom.
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Post by HeyItsRaymond » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:17 pm

The aviary is finished. Just need to add a few trim pieces and finish adding perches, plants, etc....

For about $120 (and about 6 hours of work) I built an aviary that is 3-4 times the size of the cage that cost $499 at the store.

My finches don't know what to do with all the space.

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~ 1 Shaft-tail Finch (male)
~ 2 Society Finches (Male/Female Pair)
~ 2 Indian Spice Finches (all males)
~ 4 Bronze Winged Mannikin (gender unknown)

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Re: Do you have an aviary?

Post by Spreckles » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:05 pm

[img]"C:\Users\Karen%20McGivney\Pictures\2015-11-03%20(2)\IMG_5990.JPG"[/img] ugh I don't know how to do this apparently.

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Re: Do you have an aviary?

Post by Sally » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:48 pm

Spreckles Here's a topic on different ways to post photos. Hope this helps.

http://www.finchforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=22710
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Re: Do you have an aviary?

Post by Stinch » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:02 pm

I'm trying to make a flight cage out of an old cabinet my dad got from someone, my mother does not like this idea. I already took it apart and I don't feel like putting it back together... Runs to corner before mother tells me to put it back together Also my birds are doing well now, this is wonderful.

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Post by Chihuahua » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:54 am

I have had plans floating in my head for an aviary with a pvc frame for quite some time but I always feared the conures would be too hard on such a lightly constructed enclosure. I think finches on the other hand will do jus fine. I will post it if I ever do get around to building it.
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Post by Stickgal » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:21 pm

I'm very happy being me, although sometimes I'd love to be a bird so that I could fly. Joy Fielding

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Re: Do you have an aviary?

Post by Brisbane_Finches_333 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:39 am

I'd just like to say, 95% of bird breeders in Australia have aviaries, often large 8x6m mixed aviaries or massive flight complexes with walkways and a bird room. I know of almost no breeders who use small cages as aviaries are just the way to go for us. Aviary sizes for us is around from 2.5x1.5m to over 8x6m aviaries, just depends on the experience and the amount of land available. The average backyard aviary is usually from 3x1.5m to 5x2.5m. I guess Aussies have kind of "mastered" the finch aviary but as more and more apartments go up and backyards get smaller, many are resorting to cabinets, mostly beginners. For us, "aviaries" are essentially defined as large structures with a flight and a shelter where birds can live and breed. The tall, wooden "aviaries" on wheels that are commercially available today are classified here as "cages". If you have any questions about aviary setup just PM me.

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