There are many reasons to give your birds an outdoor aviary. A large aviary gives your pets space to move in a more natural environment. Our aviary panels are modular they come in 4ft and 2ft widths by 6ft high, this allow you to make as large an aviary as you wish. It also allows you to add to it later.
Customise our High Quality Bird Aviaries.
The aviary panels have bolt holes through both faces making any aviary panel either a corner or a side. This makes it even easier to change the shape or add to the aviary in the future. Your birds will thank you for the access they get to fresh air and unfiltered sunlight.
The below calculator works out the cost of an aviary of any given size.
Firstly how many sides would your cage have? Is your cage freestanding (4sided) against a wall (3 sided) or against 2 walls i.e. in a corner (2sided)
Do you want a mesh Roof? selct yes or no
Select your sizes. The normal height is 6ft (1.8m) but we also offer 1.2 and 2.4m options.
Select your mesh size. 2" x 1" for parrots i.e macaws and African greys, or small mesh 1"x1/2" for small birds such as Finches.
If you want to discuss what size aviary you should have then please call us and we would be happy to help
The calculator produces the panel list for the cage you require that can be then added to your basket in one go.
The more panels you have the cheaper they get, don't be suprised if the aviary panels in your basket get cheaper when you add more.
If over 2.4m in both length and width you will need to install support post/s. The calculator works out panels to cover the area and provides posts to support the roof. For larger cages you may need to contact a structural engineer to calculate snow loads and appropriate supports.
The components supplied are those required to assemble the cage as specified online by the customer. They will be delivered kerbside.
Wherever possible a tail lift will be used to lower them to the ground where this is not practicable then the components will need to be manually handled.
Prior to the commencement of assembly, the customer should check to ensure that all components as per the given inventory are present.
Assembly of the Components.
It is advised that when handling or assembling the components that suitable tear and cut resistant safety gloves and sturdy closed footwear are worn.
Where heavier components are being handled or assembled it is recommended that two persons carry out the lifting, handling and supporting during the assembly process.
The product must be assembled as per the layout supplied by Fine Mesh Metals Ltd.
When assembling the cage it must be ensured that the tools used are in good condition and suitable for the task e.g. the right size to tighten the fixings supplied.
The cage should be assembled on firm, level ground.
Structures in excess of 2.0 metres in height.
Where the structure is in excess of 2.0 metres in height then a suitable means of access and a working platform with adequate fall protection must be used.
For competent trades persons and commercial customers the duty of care requirements in Section 2 and 3 of the Health and safety at Work Act 1974, the risk assessment requirements of Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Regulations 4-10 of the Working at Height Regulations 2005 must be met.
For structures in excess of 2.4 metres.
Any product in excess of 2.4 metres in height should be installed by a competent tradesperson ONLY. They should produce their own risk assessment and method statement for the task.
Roof Supports for structures in excess of 2.4m in both width and length.
The panels are supplied to cover the area only. The roof support has not been calculated and will need to be supported if over 2.4 metres in any direction. When the number of support posts required is being calculated it is important to take into account the potential for snow to rest on the roof as this will add considerably to the weight of the roof or the risk of collapse.
The weight of snow is as below:
1 square foot
304.8 mm square
Nuts bolts and washers have been supplied to bolt the panels together. The doors are prehung. You will need your own fixing to attach to the ground or walls. The panels have been predrilled. For smaller cages a plastic plug and screw will suffice.
Contact details for assistance
Should you have any queries regarding assembly please contact Fine Mesh Metals Ltd on 01902 810310, online using live chat or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples and Images
From stock 2-4 day delivery
If you want to discuss any of our Bird aviaries and the possibilities, one of our friendly sales staff would be very happy to speak to you.
This is a 4 sided aviary 4ft square by 6ft high with a roof.
This is an 8ft x 8ft aviary 6ft high with a 2ft x 4ft entrance including 2 doors to stop the birds escaping.
Specifications & aviary size?
There are many reasons to give your birds an outdoor aviary. A large aviary gives your pets space to move in a more natural environment. Our aviary panels are modular they come in 4ft and 2ft widths by 6ft high, this allow you to make as large an aviary as you wish. It also allows you to add to it later. The aviary panels have bolt holes through both faces making any aviary panel either a corner or a side. This makes it even easier to change the shape or add to the aviary in the future. Your birds will thank you for the access they get to fresh air and unfiltered sunlight.
What size aviary should you choose? It is advised a minimum aviary size of 3 times the wing span. A flight that is 4ft x 8ft and 6-feet tall would house a group of about 20 budgerigars, budgies, parakeets, cockatiels, or a pair of African greys or Amazon parrots.
The panels are manufactured from 2" x 1" Welded Mesh with 3mm diameter wire with a 25mm box section frame which are galvanized then black powder coated. If you have a wall you wish to incorporate into the pen you can attach our panels with wall plugs using the holes already available in the panels.
Several sizes of panels are available
Very easy installation with only 4 coach bolts required to join panels. The same applies for the doors, which are already fitted into the frames
All panels are pre-drilled on the verticals through both faces this means that any panel can be used either as side or a corner panel. Hence the system is versatile enough to make any shape or length
As the system is modular it can be taken down quickly and reassembled. This allows you to move the run around.
Modular Design means you can easily choose to have your parrot cage as big or small as you require, and if at a later date you decide you need it to be larger, then all you have to do is add more panels
Bird Cage accepts padlock under latch.
Strong Welded Hinges and a Heavy Duty Spring Bolt on the Door Panel
Standard roof panels to fit any shape
All available from stock
Small or Large mesh?
Small Aviary mesh or large mesh?
We have 2 types of mesh for the aviary panels 1” x ½ x 2mm (14 guage) and 2” x 1” x 3.5mm 9G:
The smaller mesh aviaries are suitable for smaller birds such as Finches and budgerigars.
The Larger Mesh aviaries are suitable for African Grey, Macaws and other large Parrots.
You don’t want to use a smaller mesh for the larger Parrots as they can get their feet and beaks trapped. Both types of mesh will keep out rats.
All our aviary panels are electro galvanised and then black powder coated. An electro galvanised coating does not leave bits on the wire and is a very smooth coating. Hot dip galvanising sticks to any dust or weld splatter. The problem is that when parrots chew the mesh they can ingest these zinc particles which can lead to them losing their feathers. Our aviary panels are black coated for an attractive appearance and extra lifespan. They are also thicker than other aviary panels in the market. Protection from predators and vermin
Advice against predators
Bird Cage more information:
All the cages come with a single door 4ft wide (the opening is 700mm), the aviary doors can be put on any side of the cage. You may wish to have a double entrance to the flight to stop the birds escaping. This is easy to achieve but the extra panels required differ depending on which shape of cage you use. It’s best to give us a call to discuss what panels to add, it’s normally an extra gate and a 2ft panel. If you want to speak to us at any time or want any advice we would be more than happy to help and offer advice.
If you are worried about foxes in an outdoor aviary situation you can either put a mesh base on the cage, this is the same as the mesh roof. Alternatively you can put down a concrete base.
If the birds are to spend long periods of times in the aviaries, make an area of the cage sheltered. You can do this using sunshade netting or if you wish to make a completely waterproof area you can buy profiled roof sheet separately and attach to our mesh roof panel using self tapping roofing screws. If you’re putting perches within the cage try to keep them away from the edge of the cage so Cats or other small predators cannot reach in. Our Aviary door panels accept a padlock which prevents human intruders gaining access. Give your pet bird time to get used to its new surroundings. Your pet birds will love their outdoor aviary.
We discount based on quantity, if you input your quantities in the table and click the update button it will give you your discounted prices based on the total no. of items selected (in all rows). This also takes account of other items you have in your basket.
To use the calculator. Select if its 4sided (freestanding), 3 sided (against a wall 2 sides have to be the same length)or 2 sided (in a corner).
Select with or without a roof, the roof is the same mesh construction as the sides.
Finally input your sizes and press the calculator button.