Carry Cages for Wildlife

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These animal carry cages are suitable for wildlife of all types – birds, koalas, snakes, lizards, or any small animals.

They also make ideal pet carriers for taking your dog or cat to the vet. They can also be used for animal airline transport.

They come in 3 sizes and are are all Australian made with professional workmanship from quality materials. They are very easy to clean.

The largest is 520 cm high, 360 cm deep and 580 cm long. The bucket height is 230 cm.
These make ideal dog crates for small/medium size dogs with enough room for comfort. Also suitable for koala transport.
The price is $130.00

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Birds For Sale

blue-fronted-amazon-1We have a few Blue Fronted Amazon babies for sale. Some are still in the nest and some are with the hand-raiser. There are six available at the time of writing.

There are two confirmed females. The rest have not been sexed yet. Please call the number on our contact page.

Just check out the photos above and below. The first are of the babies and the last photo is Mum and Dad.





Fences and Gates Available

Do you need a new gate? Are your fences looking a bit saggy? We have just expanded our range into fences and gates. Clive can also build a pretty decent garden shed or tool shed, which is a lot stronger than the ones you can buy in the hardware stores.

Materials used are steel and colorbond. Here’s a picture of a fence we put up in Greenbank.


Here is another fence with a gate. This one has a slightly wider top rail which sets it off quite nicely. These can be supplied as a pick-up, or we can deliver if needed.


How to Avoid Metal Poisoning in Birds

safe bird cageDo you own a pet bird? If so you probably already know the dos and don’ts to keep your pet healthy. There are many things to look out for and to be careful of so that your pet doesn’t get sick or become injured. Feeding your bird the best diet for his species, keeping him clean and providing fresh water are all primary concerns. What is less well known, however, is metal poisoning. This can be a potential risk when you own a pet bird.

Don’t buy a cheap birdcage! A good quality birdcage that you buy in the shops should be safe enough. The bars will be made either of stainless steel or they will be plastic coated. Feeding utensils are generally made of quality steel, or you can buy plastic or ceramic feeders. Toxic metals to avoid are lead and zinc.

One area you need to be aware of is a bird aviary that is kept outside. These are great for birds as they are able to spread their wings and get plenty of healthy exercise. You’ll need to check the wire that surrounds the aviary though. Unless it was manufactured with quality wire, there may be dags, or small pieces of wire that can come loose when the bird chews on them.

A simple way to find these is to run your hand gently over the wire. If it feels rough, chances are it has dags and you’ll need to wash it down well with a scrubbing brush and vinegar before putting any birds inside. This is a tedious job, but one that needs to be done for the health of your pet. Continue reading “How to Avoid Metal Poisoning in Birds”Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Bird Aviary Videos

Here we are going to post some videos of our bird aviaries. The aviaries have all been made by Clive.

The video below is of a large bird cage custom built for a customer. Large bird aviaries do take more time to make and install. They provide a stunning feature for the larger back yard or acreage block.

How to keep your aviaries clean. Cleaning aviaries is not the most fun job in the world! This video gives some tips on making it easier.


Aviary Supplies – Wire and Colorbond

Aviary Wire

All our aviaries are now constructed using high quality stainless steel wire obtained from Stainless Mesh Australia.

Although we still have some Australian made Waratah wire, this has now ceased production here and supplies are limited.

Stainless steel is preferred by aviculturists due to it’s longer lifespan. it’s safer for birds as it has no loose strands or ‘dags” which can cause heavy metal poisoning.

It also doesn’t warp or twist, so wastage is cut to a minimum. It also rolls out very straight which makes for a better appearance.

Stainless steel wire has a lifespan of around 20 years. It is constructed from quality steel wire that is zinc coated after welding, giving a bright shiny and even appearance.

The best thing is that this particular wire doesn’t need scrubbing before putting your birds in!

Colorbond for aviary building

Colorbond depends on supply at the moment. Also colours do vary and not all colours are available. Please contact me as prices vary with the quality.

Due to a downturn in the building industry, colorbond is not as freely available as it was, but this could change at some stage.Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Psittacosis – The Facts

This article on psittacosis was written by a friend and customer of ours to show the potentially devastating consequences of buying second hand aviaries or cages. Psittacosis is an avian disease that can be passed on to humans from carrier birds, especially parrots.

We thank the writer of this article for the permission to publish it on this site.

I’m writing this in anger, disappointment and frustration, AND HOPEFULLY, to help a few, fellow bird breeders, that honestly care about what they are selling. Hoping that you’ll publish this in a future magazine.

Psittacosis is a “very real ” disease, that can happen to any one of us, and did, to my partner, from 2nd hand aviaries we purchased, and re- erected, at our premises.

We cleaned them, by gurney, for 2 hrs, and they sat vacant for about a week, then we proceeded to put our breeding pairs in,ready to go down for the season (JUNE), then my partner became sick. Many blood tests later, the Dr. discovered he had Psittacosis.

We found an article in a recent ‘ BURKES BACKYARD ” magazine on the topic, we’d never heard of before. Apparently 160 people, a year become infected by this disease and that’s just the ones who seek medical help, and are diagnosed . There must be quite a few of you out there, that have had flu – like symptoms, and never worrried too much. ( My partner was very sick for 3 weeks , before he sought medical help) I seriously suggest, for those of you who don’t understand the implications of it, on yourself, or your birds, to Google it, not to scare yourself, but to get a better understanding of it.

Some of you will recognise who we are by now , and that’s because we have been “open and honest”.

Not long after my partner became sick, we noticed one of our newly purchased birds was off- colour,…. long story short, he to had psittacosis, and has cost us approx $700, much heart-ache, cleaning, treatment ( for ALL our birds ), and a VERY HUGE learning curve. I quess a lot of you would say, “why bother “, just “write it off “. We have a passion for our birds and are only in our 2nd year of aviary breeding, (we’ve had house birds for many years ) It’s not about the $,s, it’s about enjoying the species, and keeping the Australian Natives alive and well. Continue reading “Psittacosis – The Facts”Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

7 Ideas For Lining The Bottom of Your Aviary

If you’re like most people you’re currently lining the bottom of your aviary with newspaper. Although this is not a bad idea and can work perfectly fine, you may want to browse through these other ideas to see if you like any of them better. Some of these suggestions may save you some time and trouble when it comes time to clean out the bottom of the cage.

1. Wood shavings – Wood shavings are very absorbent and can be used to line the bottom of your aviary. Some people find it to be less messy than newspaper due to its absorbency. Feathers and seeds are less likely to scatter when the birds get excited and start flapping their wings.

2. Wood pellets – These are also very absorbent and pretty much serve the same purpose as wood shavings. The decision to use pellets over shavings would boil down to which one is the cheapest or on sale.

3. Aluminum foil – It’s easy to clean up your bird’s mess when you line the bottom of your aviary with aluminum foil. Simply fold up the edges of the foil and then start making larger folds. You’ll be able to scoop up all the mess without leaving any behind.

4. Brown paper – If you have a large aviary you can purchase giant rolls of brown paper to use at the bottom of the cage. This type of paper is easy to roll up when it’s time for a cleaning.

5. Fleece blankets – These can also act as an insulator for the aviary. They are easy to fold or roll up. You’ll end up doing extra laundry if you choose to use blankets at the bottom of your bird cages so be sure to keep that in mind.

6. Waxed paper – This is a handy idea if you want to avoid scrubbing the bottom pans all the time. Since the waxed paper doesn’t absorb liquid, nothing can leak through and reach the pans located at the bottom of the cage. You’ll have to try this one for yourself to see if a non-absorbent paper is something you can work with in your bird cages. Continue reading “7 Ideas For Lining The Bottom of Your Aviary”Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail