An aviary is a shed or cage like construction designed as a living space for wild or domesticated fowl. Given that birds are used to flying free in their natural habitat it is important to recreate as best we can this kind of environment in order to keep them comfortable and healthy. It simply will not do to cut corners and make do with a mere shed looking building with a mesh wire front.
Keeping any kind of pet involves responsibility and sensitivity and the most important thing to consider is protection. Therefore when building an aviary it is important to take into account the elements and provide both shelter ventilation and lighting for your fowl. Disorientation and discontentment can lead to stress and through stress a whole host of other factors can interplay.
Maintenance and sanitation of your aviary should be paramount and knowing the most effective way to keep up with the regular cleaning process is crucial. A dirty aviary allows bacteria to breed and disease to spread so knowing how to clean out for aviary is of paramount importance. Make time to check over the sanitation of your birds and take care in what products you use. Often disinfectants can emit harmful fumes so extra time need to be given to removing the birds beforehand and fully ventilating the enclosure afterwards.
As long as you take into consideration the basic elements of building and maintaining an aviary you can enjoy and take pride in your birds. It may seem like a bit of a chore but once good practice becomes habit, keeping an aviary can be very rewarding.
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