Nothing is more pleasing to aviculturists than an entire room in which their birds can really stretch their wings and legs. Birds housed in such circumstances will exhibit a range of behaviors that are only hinted at in small quarters, and their chances of successfully breeding will skyrocket.
Bird Room Basics
Simply put, a bird room is a room which is outfitted especially for birds – essentially a giant cage. The first I saw were re-converted attics in small private houses. One held Canaries, the other was give over to a colony of Gouldian Finches…both behaved so differently from caged individuals that they appeared to be of entirely different species. Each room was a carnival of color, song, activity and begging nestlings. The individual birds were in great condition and color, and far more vigorous and alert than those I cared for at the local pet store. Read More »