The hubby and I have traveled all over Florida and met with some other breeders and canary fans along the way. One thing we have noticed is that many people aren’t sure how to start their aviary and what are the optimal conditions for breeding canaries.
So I decided to help you all out by posting some quick tips on how to improve your aviary so that you can breed the BEST BIRDS possible!
First of all… the best place to hold your aviary is INDOORS.
One customer of ours placed his aviary on his back porch, outside of his home. He spent $800 in cages and birds. Ciro told him it would be in his best interest to move the aviary inside. Preferably inside the garage or house. The customer acknowledged the advice, but choose to keep his birds outside.
Within a week the customer calls us. He informed us that his young son got a hold of the cages and left the doors open. He lost FOUR BIRDS from his son’s mistake (obviously being a curious child… our own son tries to meddle in our aviary!). Then later on his lost TWO MORE BIRDS when his son repeated the same mistake a second time.
After that he decided to move his aviary indoors.
Here are some perks to having your aviary inside:
- Your birds are in an enclosed environment. If they escape from their cages you can still catch them and return them where they belong.
- You will have control of the temperature. The best temperature to keep the room where your aviary is located is around 73 – 75 degrees.
- Your birds will be protected from bugs, mites, parasites and outside predators (snakes, raccoons, etc).
Please feel free to leave us any questions in the comments! We would love to know what you might want to learn so that you can BREED BETTER BIRDS.