Aviary netting both protects your birds from intruders and prevents them from escaping. If you’re building a new aviary or just making repairs then aviary netting is essential.
However, there are different types of aviary nets, aviary mesh or wire that are available and should be used with different types of birds:
An aviary net is used for large game birds such as chickens, pheasants, turkeys. It is normally made from materials such as nylon or polypropylene.
Aviary wire mesh is usually used for pet birds such as finches, budgies and parrots. It is normally used on a bird cage panel and is made with materials such as stainless steel wire and galvanized steel after welding (not before welding).
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What to look for when buying an aviary net or an aviary mesh:
First, decide which material is appropriate depending upon the type of birds that you own. As stated before: aviary netting is used for game birds such as pheasants, chickens and turkeys whereas an aviary wire mesh is used for pet birds such as parrot cages, finch cages and parakeet cages.
Once you have decided if a net or mesh is needed then consider the following factors:
How small do you need the gaps between the nets or wire mesh to be?
Game birds can be held within aviary netting that has 2″ gaps but are stronger and more effective (but more expensive) with 1″ gaps.
Pet birds such as parrots can be held within aviary meshes that have 1″ gaps. For smaller sized birds such as finches you may need 1/2″ gaps. If you are thinking of breeding birds and raising chicks then consider the wire mesh that is 1/4″ in size.
When it comes to the strength of your net or wire it needs to be strong enough to 1) prevent your birds from escaping and 2) prevent intruders (such as foxes and cats) from entering.
What’s more, some types of pet birds such as parrots are known to be chewers – these birds will chew away at your aviary mesh if you are not careful. To prevent this make sure you choose a strong, high-end aviary mesh.
Bird aviary netting should be UV resistant so that it does not lose it’s form and strength when left out in the sun. Netting is normally made from Polyethylene, Polypropylene or Nylon all of which are fairly resilient and rot resistant.
Aviary mesh on the other hand should be made of stainless steel, galvanized steel after welding (not before welding) or similar materials so that it does not rust. If the wire is not made from rust resistant material then it will only last a few months before it falls apart.
When planning out your aviary or making repairs, ensure that the aviary netting or wire is large enough to cover your aviary panel. Measuring beforehand and planning ahead is essential. However, sometimes you may need to fix together two pieces of mesh to fill an extra large space in which case you may need to use some additional tools and materials.
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- Confinement – Keeps large game birds such as pheasants, chickens and turkey’s inside your bird pen whilst able to be withstand large intruders such as hawks, deer, dogs and coyotes.
- Strong and long lasting – Made from Nylon that has PE-Plus Premium Grade strength and is UV resistant so can be left outside for years.
- Able to withstand extremes of temperature – both hot deserts and snowy winters.
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- Rust Proof – Galvanized steel wire (after welding) that provides this wire to have an extra long life, even in wet conditions.
- Heavy duty – a high quality aviary wire that is strong enough to even protect against chewing birds.
- Smooth edges – trimmed and adjusted edges to make installing this mesh onto panels that much easier.
Additional Tools and Materials Needed
To make the installation of your aviary netting and aviary mesh easier, you may also want to consider using some of the following:
- Cable Zip Ties – For fixing together the aviary netting.
- Wire Cutter – Used to adjust the sizes of the aviary mesh.
- Wire Clips – When you need to join together 2 pieces of wire or more.
- Plier Set – For finishing off any other jobs.
Once you’ve decided upon the aviary netting and aviary mesh that you need, you may then also want to check out the How to Build An Aviary guide that is available here where you can build at aviary at 80% of the cost of buying one.