Charlie's Song Birds


                          Bird Room 


All my birds are bred in box cages made by Terrenziani, Italian cage company or homemade flight cages. The birds, finches or canary feel a  lot  more  secure  in  these  types  of cages and calm down quicker.

                                                 New Bird Room

                                                  Old Bird Room

The  box  cages  made  by  Terrenziani,  Italy and are gorgeous cages that need minimum work. They are factory painted a brilliant white paint.  That  is  very  strong  and  can  come  apart for easy cleaning. They are double  breeders and  have  a solid and a wire partition,  to separate the male finches during  the breeding season as they tend to puncture  eggs  quite  often  due  to  their  curious/busy  nature.  This partition  also  can  be  used to separate young canaries as when the parents  go  to  nest  again  they  are  safe from getting their feathers plucked  and  can  still  be  fed  thru  the  wire  partition.

                                                         Breeding Cages

                                                            Flight Cages

                                                         Female Flights

                                                Mule Display Cages

The homemade flights are 5ft tall and 3ft wide and 2.5ft deep with a solid  back,  top,  and  floor.  To  make  the  birds  feel more secure I
fasten  fake/plastic  evergreen  branches  in  the  top corners of them
and wedge a nest in them. I have had good success with this method on  aggressive  birds  that  their  mates  can  get "away"  from  them hiding  in  the  branches.

                                                                Outside Aviary Flights

My  outdoor aviary  is  9ft  x  9ft  x 9ft  and  is  made  from  pressure treated  lumber,  1/2  inch  wire  mesh,  and  black screening  to  keep mosquitoes  out  during  the hot/humid  summer months. I have bred numerous  species  of  Carduelans  successfully  in it  and  have  kept them  in  it  year  round  with  the  help of some vinyl sheeting and a water de-icer for the water supply. Other than a slightly richer/fatty diet  in  the  winter  thats all that is given. I am currently dividing it into  three  3ft  flight cages with a safety walkway as  I  have  lost a couple  birds  "flying"  right  past  me  while  entering  the  structure. Having  three  seperate  flights  will  also  settle  in  the  pairs  much easier  without  bickering  at  the  feeding  stations and without any taunting/chasing  during  courtship  and  defending  the  nest  sites.

       I  will  update  this  as  soon  as  the  flights  are  completed.  


Heres a few pics... still  needs  to  finish  hanging  the doors,painting and  then  putting  up  the wire... this  week!            -
Updated  3/23/09




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