how to build an indoor bird aviary

Assembling the Pieces Together

After drilling the bolt holes, put the pieces together and attempt to hang some accessories from the hooks and the aviary ceiling. Examine the remaining aviary to see if any minor alterations or tweaks are required, and think about adding a few more pieces of doweling wood to the wall posts. By taking this action now, you’ll avoid having to drill additional holes later. Next, fasten 4-foot-long 2×2-board pieces to the ends of the roof. After that, you’ll use this to put the door and the rear together.

Building the Aviary Door

Be sure all the measurements are exact before building the door. Remember that the space around the door should be one-eighth of an inch. This space will allow the door to open and close smoothly without scuffing the surrounding frame. Making the door swing inward could be a smart design choice. In this manner, if you decide to put your aviary somewhere with obstacles, you won’t have to worry about whether you’ll have enough opening space.

To ensure proper functionality, cover the entire door’s frame section with wire mesh and clip away certain areas. To prevent sagging, add hinges, a latch, and a tensioning cable to finish it off.

After the door is completed, you can proceed to building the roof. Crossbars should be added to the 4×8 frame you chose for the roof. Next, attach several hooks along the crossbar. The hooks are for hanging dishes, toys, perches, and other accessories. Think about creating a bird tree by putting several pieces of dowling wood into a 2×2 board at varying sizes. Afterwards, you would fasten this to the roof and hang it a few inches above the ground.

The sections are now ready, and you can begin drilling the bolt holes. Measure the locations where the frames will be bolted together around each section. For easier access, once the holes are drilled, make sure they are one size larger than the bolt diameters.

Advice: Rather than a hardware store, you might want to purchase your bolts in bulk from a construction supply store. While the former will sell you the bolts, washers, and other materials by weight, the latter may charge per piece. In essence, you could spend up to $50 at a hardware store, or roughly 75 cents per piece, whereas going to a construction store will only set you back about $10.

Step 5: Drilling the Bolt Holes

how to build an indoor bird aviary

how to build an indoor bird aviary

It was now time to assemble everything, so I measured and drilled holes around each section so that the sections could be bolted to one another. If you purchase nuts, bolts, and washers at a hardware store, you may pay as much as 75 cents per piece or more! For example, fifty bolts with three washers and a nut each will cost you more than fifty dollars, but if you purchase them at a bulk construction site or a farm and fleet store, you will pay less than ten dollars!


How much does it cost to build a bird aviary?

For an aviary of 1-2 acres, the cost can range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. The initial construction cost will depend on the materials used, labor costs, and any additional features you want to include, such as water features or landscaping.

How do you make an indoor bird cage?

Design a cage that is appropriate for the number and size of your birds and then purchase the materials that you need. Attach wire mesh to wooden square frames and then assemble these into a cube shape to form your cage. Place water, food, and toys inside it to keep your bird nourished and entertained.