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How to build aviaries

The bird aviary plans can be modified before
and during any period of construction of the bird aviary.
Bird aviary plans are easy to read and free for general use.

Heating for your birds aviary is easy with the pet heaters displayed on our web site.
Bird aviaries are often open constructions that allow for easy viewing. This also allows draughts and rain drifts to enter the birds home.
Heating will be required in winter weather.


Aviaries situated outside will attract rodents and other vermin. 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, vermin
resistant area is elevating the bird aviary floor from the ground.

Floor space should be sufficient to allow baiting for rodents but bars entry for pets. A removable mesh screen can also be added around the perimeter of the aviary floor for additional safety.
Bird aviary plan

ELEVATING bird aviaries

Elevating aviaries from ground contact reduces the hidden nesting areas suitable for rodents. Baiting and removal of rodent nests will be simplified.

Poison used for baiting   MUST  be in an area that has no access to pets and children.

Prevailing winds must be also 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 pets. Always check with your local council if there are any rules governing the construction of a birds aviary.
Consider the location of your bird aviary if power for lighting is required. Also check for any underground obstructions ( pipes etc. ) before commencing construction of the bird aviary.


Select the aviary base as your 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 ensures a quality bird aviary that will provide good protection for your birds..

If you require a bird aviary that has tapered sides the level of difficulty constructing the bird aviary will increase. Mark each panels edge with numbers to simplify assembling of the bird aviary. Sandpaper will remove the numbers at the completion of the bird aviary

How to build bird aviaries with a Tee Pee shape

The Tee Pee bird aviary plan uses untreated posts for the sides of the bird aviary. A post that is taller than the out side posts is used to create a peak for the roof. Twelve inches ( 300 mm ) would be the lowest level of fall for the bird aviary roof. Any shallower and the roof will accumulate garden debris and water.

Eaves are an optional extra for the bird aviary. A protruding roof ledge around the aviary will reduce clutter accumulating around the perimeter of the birds aviary.

Posts used for the outer perimeter and inner support should have no copper preservative treatment. Birds will attack posts and other timber products that are within their reach.

To prevent rot, use galvanized saddles at the base of the aviary posts. These are readily available at commercial stores and will provide adequate support for large bird aviaries.

weather proof   aviary heater for your new bird aviary


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.

bird aviary heater
Pet heaters produces a "safe temperature" that will not burn your birds.

Aviary 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 small 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

plan on how to build aviaries

Make adjustments on your selected measurements to compensate for a rising and setting sun plus rain drifts created by prevailing winds. Direct fall out from the aviary roof towards an area
that has adequate drainage.

Building an aviary

Use templates whenever possible to build a birds aviary. This will reduce mistakes and improve the quality of the finished bird aviary.

The grain of all bird aviary
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 bird aviary.

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. Long bird aviaries will require extra timber for support posts and noggins.

build a bird aviary

Build a bird 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 require liners to protect the insulation from bird attacks.

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 & surfaces. Remove rough edges & exposed nails.
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 & aviary plans.

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