Keeping Aviary Birds

Keeping birds is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable pet choices. Birds kept in an aviary are a lovely addition to the garden, and a much-loved hobby by many people. Aviaries come in a huge range of shapes and sizes so you should easily be able to find one to suit your garden. You can even build your own custom-made aviary, just get some wood from somewhere like this timber merchants Southampton, and some wire mesh to create a basic aviary.

Of course, the type of birds that you put in your aviary will depend on the size of the aviary and the amount of time that you have to devote to it. Here are a few birds that can be kept in a garden aviary…

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Golden Pheasants – The male golden pheasants are one of the most striking and beautiful birds that you can keep, as well as being a good choice for beginners. They are fairly hardy birds and do not have complicated feeding needs. Do make sure that you only have one male, the best ratio is one male to two females.

Quails – Quails are lovely little birds and can share an aviary with birds such as budgies or finches. There are many different pet varieties, from the Japanese quail to the Button quail. Many people keep them for the eggs, which are considered a delicacy and are extremely rich in nutrients, including vitamin D.

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Zebra Finches – These sweet little birds are popular for their lovely natures and the fact that they are good for beginners. The food that they eat is available in most pet shops, and they also enjoy some fruit and vegetables, such as carrots, cabbage and apples. Just be careful about any gaps in the aviary, as they are tiny escape artists!

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