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Friday, June 20, 2014

Protecting Your Aviary Birds

People designing bird aviaries should be aware of some of the potential hazards that their birds may face
along the way. For one thing, they will need to secure their aviaries against other types of animals. Opossums and raccoons can be particularly hazardous, since they can prey on your birds directly or eat their eggs.

Cats and opossums are both capable of spreading disease to your birds through their bodily fluids, even if they don't manage to hurt them directly. Snakes are a threat to your birds' eggs. Fortunately, it is possible to design your aviaries in such a way that predators find it that much more difficult to threaten your birds.

Usually, warding off predators is just a matter of constructing the right barriers. Your aviary can be constructed over a concrete foundation, which will go a long way towards preventing predators from gaining access to your aviary. Doubling on the wire fencing can help give your birds a whole additional layer of protection. It is also important to be mindful of how you position your birds' perches within the aviary, or predators may be able to threaten your birds when they are sleeping.

Of course, predators aren't the only natural threat that your birds may face outdoors. Your area may be prone to fluctuating weather conditions, and you will need to plan accordingly. Aviaries in areas prone to strong winds and shifts in temperature may need some solid enclosures, which you can find at Wades cage fronts. Birds will vary in terms of their temperature sensitivity, and it is good to prepare for that in advance. However, bird owners that are aware of the potential threats facing their birds will be that much more likely to prevent problems from starting. Many aviary birds live for years without having any severe problems with any of the elements.

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