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Outdoor Aviaries

If you have birds as pets, but you want them to be able to stretch their wings once in a while, an outdoor aviary can give your feathered friends the protection they need and the freedom they enjoy.

Type, size, and number of birds are crucial considerations for pet owners. Your microclimate and the ease of installation also contributes to which birdcage you buy.

No matter the aviary you choose, if you're providing your avian pals with shelter from the sun and weather, space to test their wingspan, and protection from predators, they will be happy animal companions.  

The aim of your outdoor aviary is to let your feathered friends stretch their wings and enjoy some freedom. To be successful, you must pick the right size outdoor cage.

For small birds like finches or parakeets, 1 - 2 ft³ per bird and 6" - 12" of perching space is sufficient. If you have bigger birds like parrots, you should plan a larger enclosure. Ideally, you should give your birds all the room that your yard will allow.

Materials are another crucial aspect of a proper cage for your pets. Depending on your location's climate, you'll need wire mesh, frames, and possibly a heater or windows. Flooring is integral, and depending on the weather and known predators in the area, you will need hard or soft flooring. 


Typically, you will lay a mesh floor so that predators like foxes cannot dig under the aviary walls and get at your birds. Over the wire mesh, spread gravel that is small enough to permit drainage but isn't tiny enough for your birds to swallow.


You can pour concrete or lay bricks or flagstones for the foundation of your aviary. A hard flooring creates a more permanent floor and a more stable aviary. It is also more challenging to construct and more expensive.

The walls of the outdoor enclosure should be mesh, and both the frame and the wire mesh between each frame should be made from bird-safe materials that are non-toxic and won't flake or chip.

The final consideration, other than protection from predators, is entertainment. A bored bird can be a destructive bird, so make sure your enclosure has many interesting, interactive additions for your birds, including mirrors, bells, swings, and beak grinding toys.

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Broņislavs 26.75'' Wood Pointed Top Floor Bird Cage
Broņislavs 26.75'' Wood Pointed Top Floor Bird CageThis large cage for birds from Tucker Murphy Pet™ offers a design not only large in its interior but large with its door access. With 2 large doors at the front, you'll be able to easily access your birds' food, water, and the inside area. The roofing and materials are tough against weather, and suitable for outdoor use. The pull-out bottom tray makes cleaning quick and simple. Offering strong wire, this cage is made for a better bird home.
Lucille 70.75'' Wood Pointed Top Flight Cage with Stand
Lucille 70.75'' Wood Pointed Top Flight Cage with StandThis aviary bird house is a spacious, weatherproof home for parakeets, finches and other small birds. The design includes horizontal bars perfect for climbing and displaying toys to keep your feathered friends actively engaged. There is even a flap on the side for fastening accessories such as a birdbath. Two perches, climbing frame, ladder and feeding tray with two stainless steel bowls make this home the ultimate solution. Three different sized doors with metal latches provide owners with a variety of ways to interact with their birds. The back wood panel shields them from the wind as they happily flutter the day away. For fast and easy maintenance, there is a pull-out plastic tub at the base of the cage with an extra floor grid to prevent birds from flying out when the plastic tub is removed.
Freshour 68'' Steel Pointed Top Flight Cage with Wheels
Freshour 68'' Steel Pointed Top Flight Cage with Wheels
$539.99 $349.99
The Tucker Murphy™ Pet Pointed Top Floor Bird Aviary is a large shelter for pet birds, and it has been designed to enhance both the indoor and outdoor decor of your house. This bird cage is spacious enough for pet birds to move around comfortably and stay conveniently. It is portable, and you can move it around with ease. This Pointed Top Floor Bird Aviary from Tucker Murphy™ Pet is made of steel and other durable materials that make it a sturdy and durable bird cage. This birdcage has grilles for safety, pull-out trays to collect waste, four stainless steel cups for food and water, a door at the top for easy access to food, another door at the bottom for easy access to water, locks on both doors to avoid the loss of your precious birds, and a white finish that accentuates its design.
Fielding 65'' Pointed Top Flight Cage with Perch
Fielding 65'' Pointed Top Flight Cage with PerchThis 65" hexagonal aviary bird cage from Charm Creations offers a spacious interior for your feathered friends to perch and enjoy. The more natural environment offers plenty of fresh air and sunshine, making for happier birds compared to traditional cages. It's made of lightweight, weather-resistant fir wood and metal for safety and durability. Double doors allow for easy access to the inside where a series of staggered perches await, making this a product that's sure to please both bird and owner.
76.4'' Aluminum Pointed Top Flight Cage
76.4'' Aluminum Pointed Top Flight CageThis versatile bird aviary has multiple uses: playing, exercising, training, or simply keeping your birds safe. The high-quality bird aviary provides ample exercise space for your birds while the aluminium wire mesh helps prevent mischief and unexpected accidents. The construction of the aluminium wire grid ensures you have an excellent view of your birds as well as giving the birds plenty of fresh air. Thanks to the sturdy and maintenance-free aluminium construction and its heavy-duty hinged door, this walk-in aviary is built to last.
Sevigny 52'' Flat Top Flight Cage with Wheels
Sevigny 52'' Flat Top Flight Cage with Wheels
$184.59 $122.99
The extra-large birdcage is crafted out of premium metal covered with non-toxic, hammer tone paint and welded for maximum strength and durability. The rust and water resistance make this parrot cage a safe home for your pet with guaranteed quality.
Orrin 81.5'' Steel Flat Top Flight Cage with Perch
Orrin 81.5'' Steel Flat Top Flight Cage with PerchIf you are looking for a spacious yet sturdy cage for your lovely birds, please take our bird cage into consideration. Our durable aluminum frame construction features excellent shock, rust, corrosion and tarnish resistance, which prolongs the service life of the cage. All wire netting is ventilated to provide a wide sphere of vision to your birds and make them feel free. The gate is easy to open and get into for the purpose of feeding, playing or cleaning. It is also secure when in closed condition.
Elsie 60'' Steel Flat Top Flight Cage with Wheels
Elsie 60'' Steel Flat Top Flight Cage with Wheels
$399.99 $249.99
The Tucker Murphy Pet Extra Large Flight Bird Cage is a portable wheeled shelter for the birds that you have at your home. This birdcage is made of steel and plastic, making it a sturdy and highly durable home for the birds. It has four food cups to store food and water for the birds. The bottom of the birdcage has a pull-out tray that collects waste to keep the home clean. The grille sides keep it safe from outsiders. The inside of the cage has three wooden perches that the birds can sit on and play with. This birdcage has a black finish and is easy to move from one location to another .
Zora 30.4'' Steel Flat Top Bird Cage with Wheels
Zora 30.4'' Steel Flat Top Bird Cage with Wheels
$79.99 $79.99
Our birdcage provides your pet with ample living space, giving him the luxurious accommodations of a 5-star villa.
Chao 68.62'' Steel Pointed Top Flight Cage with Wheels
Chao 68.62'' Steel Pointed Top Flight Cage with Wheels
$319.99 $319.99
A large home for single or multiple pet birds of small to medium sizes, this cage measures over five and a half feet tall. It comes with four plastic feeding cups and two natural wood perches that can be arranged in the configuration you desire. A movable toy activity bar allows you to place treats or toys throughout the cage in locations that are most convenient for your bird. There are two large front doors and four side doors (two on each side) for easy access when handling or cleaning the cage. Side doors can hold food and water cups or attachments for a nesting box. Four high-quality casters allow for quick mobility from room to room or outdoors to indoors. The removable bottom grille and metal tray keep messes from becoming overwhelming while also making cleanup easy.
Tioga 63'' Victorian Top Floor Bird Cage with Wheels
Tioga 63'' Victorian Top Floor Bird Cage with WheelsThis cage is constructed of powder-coated paint metal and features a Victorian archtop that can be opened as a play top for better interaction between you and your birdies. It is a heavy-duty parrot cage, rust, water, and corrosion resistant. The considerate design makes cleaning a breeze. Simple structure and illustrated instruction allow this cage to be assembled without any difficulty. Don't keep your adorable birds waiting for too long—they can't wait to live in a big villa like this!
Bremer Steel Play Top Floor Bird Cage with Wheels
Bremer Steel Play Top Floor Bird Cage with Wheels
$379.99 $176.99
This wrought-iron bird cage features a top and bottom pull-out drawer, a bottom pull-out grille, 4 stainless steel cups, a top playpen and rounded seed guards, and a cage stand with easy-rolling casters. All cages have a heavy-duty push-button door lock.
Nickelson 66'' Steel Play Top Floor Bird Cage with Wheels
Nickelson 66'' Steel Play Top Floor Bird Cage with WheelsThis deluxe parrot cage is a smartly constructed shelter for your feathery friends. Crafted from steel in a black hammertone finish, it's a spacious structure with a dome top and two small terraces for the birds to play. Inside the cage are three wooden perches and two stainless steel cups for the birds to drink water from and eat from. It also sits atop four wheels for easy mobility, and features a pull-out tray for easy cleaning. Measuring 63.5'' H x 35.825'' W x 45'' D, it has room for three birds.
Freelon 60.25'' Steel Dome Top Floor Bird Cage with Wheels
Freelon 60.25'' Steel Dome Top Floor Bird Cage with WheelsBird owners can keep their pets stimulated, safe, and happy with an indoor bird cage that provides plenty of living space and room for activity. Because you care about your pet and its well-being, they've introduced a line of products built with them in mind. Keep them safe, keep them secure, but also keep them active and occupied for a long life worth living.
Freddy 70'' Pointed Top Flight Cage with Stand
Freddy 70'' Pointed Top Flight Cage with Stand
$255.99 $239.99
This birdcage is ideal for small birds, such as parakeets, finches, and other small species. It has a weatherproof finish and can be used both indoors and out. It is constructed from solid wood and metal with a weatherproof glazed pine finish in neutral gray and white hues. It includes a pull-out tray for easy cleaning.
Elinor 55'' Iron Victorian Top Floor Bird Cage with Wheels
Elinor 55'' Iron Victorian Top Floor Bird Cage with WheelsThis Victorian-inspired, floor birdcage is the perfect choice for your feathered friend. The scalloped shell design and large front doors make it simple to access your pet, while the safety latch will keep him secure after closing so he doesn't escape. The slide-out grill and tray make cleaning a breeze, and the single perch ensures he'll have a comfortable place to rest while inside. Measuring 55 inches tall and 28 inches wide, this iron cage can host a parakeet-sized bird.
Doon 67.7'' Iron Play Top Floor Bird Cage with Wheels
Doon 67.7'' Iron Play Top Floor Bird Cage with Wheels
$304.99 $285.99
Choose Our Bird Cage and create a spacious, secure, and charming new home for your feathered friends. They will never feel bored in this large play terrace with multiple recreational facilities. Made of high-quality iron frame, our bird cage is corrosion-resistant and durable, with no chemical damage to birds. This cozy big house will fulfill all your needs. Ideal for African Grey, Amazon Yellow-naped, Amazon Orange Wing, Senegal, Electus, Quaker, Indian Ring Neck, Green-Cheek Conures, Cocaktiel, Black-headed Caique, Doves, Caciques, Jardine’ s Parrot, Meyer's Parrots, Pionus, Poicephalus And other similar size birds to live inside.
Ciomara 53'' Flat Top Floor Bird Cage with Wheels
Ciomara 53'' Flat Top Floor Bird Cage with Wheels
$166.99 $158.99
This 53’’ large birdcage made of full metal construction and finished with hammered paint can be a worth-to-invest item. It features outstanding scratch-proof and anti-oxidation abilities that make it a durable and easily managed piece for both you and your pet birds to use. The large inner space can easily accommodate several small-sized birds.
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Birds need room to stretch out their wings comfortably, especially if there will be more than one bird in an outdoor aviary. The general rule is each bird should have three times their combined wingspan in space. If you have more than one bird, measure them individually, as wingspan (and therefore space) differs from bird to bird. In simpler terms, the larger the bird, the larger the space it will need. It's always best to give a smaller bird extra space than ending up with not enough space for a larger bird. Birds need space to fly even when enclosed, so an outdoor aviary should also measure approximately 70-100 inches tall. Again, this size may need to be adjusted based on the size of the birds being housed.


Most outdoor aviaries are made from a mixture of wood, metal, and mesh. Mesh is a commonly used material, as it is breathable and will stop your birds from being able to escape. It also has the extra plus of repelling even small bugs like mosquitos. Metal bars are sometimes used instead of mesh. Though metal bars will keep big animals like cats and foxes out, they pose a higher risk of smaller pesky bugs squeezing through to bother the birds. Always check whether an outdoor aviary has been treated with a water-based preservative. Not only will this measure protect the wood, but it's vital for the birds, too, as rotting wood can do damage to a bird's health.


Contrary to popular belief, outdoor aviaries can look stylish. For a modern look, we recommend choosing one that has a completely metal exterior. Silver is a basic but versatile shade that will look nice both on your patio and in a special garden area. If you want to add a touch of pizzazz, an aviary with a domed, slatted roof reminiscent of a pagoda will add some oriental charm to your garden. A wooden aviary is also good for a rustic-style garden, though remember mesh should be included to protect the birds. Concrete or brick flooring will look more attractive, but mesh flooring is best if your birds are delicate.

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Birds should have a space to perch on that is large enough for a few of them. This perch space ideally should span the whole width of the aviary. These perching spots are normally installed like shelves. As well as a perching space, birds will need hatches they can open and close themselves to leave the aviary. If you don't want your birds to leave unless you let them out, they will need plenty of breathing room to stay happy and in good health. Some outdoor aviaries additionally have a space to place food and replenish water so your birds can give themselves basic needs. These should be built into the sides so your birds can easily access them. Though not included with all aviaries, consider including a separate space for your birds to breed if necessary.

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Enormous Walk Bird Aviary
This tall metal birdcage with a flat roof lets you access your birds through the walk-through door. With wooden and plastic perches for your pets to play on and food bowls are included, so you have everything you need to keep your birds safe and happy. You’ll need a ratchet wrench and a little technical know-how to put this aviary together successfully.
PawHut Wooden Outdoor Bird Cage, Featuring a Large Play House with Removable Bottom Tray 4 Perch
This cage is made of natural fir, a perfect outdoor aviary for budgies, finches, parakeets, and other small birds. The metal is powder-coated, so it’s safe for your birds’ inhabitation. With two small doors with lockable bolts and four perches, this wooden birdcage sits on high feet, reducing any risk of insects, predators, or moisture getting in.
JAXPETY 93" Large Metal Bird Cage, Stainless Hexagonal Shape Aviary Cage, Walk-in Bird House for Parrot Canary Macaw with Lockable Door
With a hexagonal shape and a conical roof, this spacious cage is perfect for the outdoors. The enclosure is made of high-quality aluminum and doesn’t rust or degrade. The 93” high metal birdcage is fitted with an intricate lock that even smart birds won’t best, and a pair of gloves to prevent scratching from talons or beaks.
vidaXL Outdoor Aviary Multi Functions with Roof Bird Small Animals House Cage Habitat Box Aluminium
Made from aluminum in both mesh and frame, this is an airy cage that gives your birds lots of fresh air and provides you with excellent views of your pets. With a large latching door and heavy-duty construction, although it’s easy to build, this 70.1" x 48" x 76.4" birdcage won’t let you or your birds down.
PawHut 44" Hexagon Covered Canopy Portable Aviary Flight Bird Cage With Storage
This is an excellent aviary for small birds and can be used indoors and out. If you live in a climate that only allows your feathered friends’ seasonal access outside, this is an ideal choice. It features six rolling casters to provide movability with a storage shelf just above them, and two large doors give access to your birds.
LONABR Wooden Aviary House Bird Cage Vertical Play House with Perch Trays
Made of fir with an asphalt roof, this is a durable, weather-resistant, and easy-to-use aviary. It has a bottom tray to pull out for easy cleanup, and a large door accesses both upper and lower layers. A ladder and perches give your birds plenty of ability to move about the enclosure.
Flyline Parrot Escape Jumbo Corner Bird Cage Aviary
This aviary is designed for parrots, with height for them to stretch their wide wings. A unique design lets you store this cage in an unused corner of a room or patio. The enclosure has a large door for easy access to your pet, and the top lifts to create another play space for your pets.
MCombo 70 inch Outdoor Aviary Bird Cage Wooden Vertical Play House Pet Parrot Cages with Stand 0011
With perches for toys or birds, this metal-and-wood enclosure has a mesh floor and pull-out tray for easy cleanup. It looks simple and elegant and is a suitable enclosure for macaws, cockatiels, or doves. The latch may prove too simple for bright birds, so if you plan on keeping parrots in there, you may need to replace the latch.
Festnight Outdoor Aluminum Bird Cage Large Parrot Cockatiel Macare Finch Walk in Play Aviary Heavy Duty Wire Mesh Flight Protect Pet Supply with 5.82 Cubic Yards 70.1 x 48 x 76.4 Inches (L x W x H)
This large metal outdoor aviary has a walk-through door and heavy-duty latch that will hold up to even the most intelligent of birds. Maintenance- and rust-free aluminum construction makes this a perfect addition to your outdoor space. It is 76” tall, and the airy mesh lets your birds enjoy the outdoors while you can keep an eye on them.
Fielding 65" Pointed Top Flight Cage with Perch
This hexagonal outdoor aviary is lovely to look at and highly functional. Double doors give you full access to the enclosure, and the fir and metal construction is attractive and durable. The frame is easy to put together, but you will need two or more people to apply the top.
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