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My Birdroom & Aviary

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Here are some photos of the newly finished birdroom and aviary flight. Some few changes will go on as we get new breeding cages, but here is the current birdroom! I live in the midwest US, where the breeders generally keep the indoor bird rooms in the basement where the temperature is fairly constant due to great insulation. Mine is in an area that has heating/AC, as well as a nice humidity level all year round. In the photos I have the outside windows covered for the winter to keep the cold out, and artifical lighting on a timer. When spring comes I'll uncover the windows for more natural lighting.

 

This is the sink/counter & mini-fridge that I use for the birds. It's in the room outside the birdroom (next to the laundry area).

 

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I'm working on getting a better set of breeding cages for more pairs for next year, but for now this is what I'm using for breeding cages...Two of my breeding cages (getting another set of these in a couple weeks):

 

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My wire breeding cage and a spare cage under it (adding 8 cages similiar to this with a rack to hold them soon):

 

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Here is the computer for my breeding/aviary records and the webcam setup:

 

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This is our Junior flight cage, which right now Jack the cockatiel is enjoying the spare room until we need it.

 

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Here are lots of photos of the aviary, it's 6 ft wide x 4 ft deep x 6 ft high:

 

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We added a shelf for their fresh foods and pellet food, it has a small access door through the wire. In the photo you can also see the romaine lettuce bath they got today.. (Laughing out loud).

 

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Under the shelf you can see some misc perches and things to play around with, including their bath water dispenser. They also have a tall ladder for the ones who are still clipped to climb up:

 

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And here are the perches, I have 2 rope spirals (diffrent sizes) and a perch tree that swings. All of which are removable for easy cleaning and clip onto 3 eyescrews in the top support. The perch rack against the far wall is also removable for cleaning. It is attached to the back by two hooks, and in the front by two sisal ropes. If I dont' want to remove the entire rack, I can just lower the ropes and it will drop down to a steeper angle but still allow the birds to perch while I clean the cage and it will stay securely attached at the top. Under this rack is natural branches to give more perching space and something to gnaw on besides the cage. (Laughing out loud)

 

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Edited by Ravengypsy

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Great photos :rolleyes: Very well thought out set up you have there and accomodates all weather conditions. I love the webcam idea too. Thanks for posting :P

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Here is a short video of the aviary setup. Right now only 8 birds in it, but I was planning ahead for the show birds as well. Gave them room to fly and gain strength.

Aviary Here

Edited by Ravengypsy

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What a great setup. Sounds and looks like you've got everything covered, including the weather :rolleyes: . The video was cute also and shows just how much your budgies love it too :(Laughing out loud):

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I'm so very jealous :rolleyes: (Laughing out loud).

What a fantastic room, definitely something to aspire to! :P

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Nice aviary and setup :) . We also build our own aviaries. As it's not easy over here to get nice big aviary for small birds.

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thanks all, took me a couple months of planning to think ahead for things like climate, convience, and especially cleaning it all! Luckily the birdroom itself is about 11 foot by 9 foot, so I had quite a bit of room as well as the ability to use other rooms in the basement area to make things more convienient. I also make bird toys, so that setup is in a seperate area down there outside the birdroom and my birds all get to test out my prototypes. (Laughing out loud), they have fun though... spoiled birds ;) I also have a few birds upstairs in the living areas with their cages who are my "pets" (Laughing out loud).

 

I have an adjacent storage area with spare cages, hospital cage, travel cages etc. I can't wait until I get my new breeding cages to add though. When I get them I'll post photos. I converted a spare dresser that was no longer being used into a breeding cage stand for the non-wire cages and it has plenty of storage for all my breeding and other misc bird items like spare feeders, med kits, scale attachments, toys, supliments and whatever else I need to store away for them. All nice and convient and easy to find in one location.

 

I find that although the birds love the high perches and ropes and swings, they still really get good use of the lower areas of the aviary with all the natural perches which are like a playgym for them and helps keep their beaks and nails trimmed with the natural wood branches to gnaw on. Also each individual wood piece of the aviary frame is easily replaceable if necessary with just a few screws.

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that is a nice aviary ;)

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Wow, what an awesome job on everything! I agree, you certainly used the space very well :budgiedance: Good on ya! Can't wait for more pics of the new cages and stuff.

 

Nathan

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That's amazing! It looks great, can't wait until I'm old enough to have something like that!

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some new photos...

 

The Aviary:

 

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The feeding door: (I used an old cage front and zip-tied all three doors together and cut out the wires in between the doors to make one wide door for putting in the fresh food each day.)

 

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And the Junior Flight / Nursery that's upstairs:

 

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The Perch Rack:

 

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Edited by Elly
2nd picture the dimensions are over 450x450 so it was turned into a link, thank you for understanding

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That is a REALLY cool setup!!! I'm very impressed :wub:

i love your access door - great idea!!!

Well done!!!

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