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Should You Use Aviary Netting or Aviary Wire Mesh?

Jun. 13, 2022

Hexagonal Wire Mesh

Hexagonal Wire Mesh

Pet bird has been an integral part of most families, especially for the children and the aged. Among many kinds of pet birds, small ones such as canaries, finches, cockatiels, lovebirds, small parakeets, and parrots are very popular and delightful. Their beautiful feather and elegant body figure win a huge reputation.

For this reason, prepare an aviary wire mesh for housing your lovely canary, lovebird, or other small-sized birds.

Should You Use Aviary Netting or Aviary Wire Mesh?

Aviary Netting

Aviary net is used for bird control purposes and also for creating chicken coops and birdhouses. If your birds are large and have small beaks, you will need to use aviary netting. Examples include



turkeys, etc.

It is usually made from materials such as nylon or polypropylene.

 Chain-link Wire Mesh Fence

 Chain-link Wire Mesh Fence

Aviary Mesh

Aviary wire is used to build flight pens, bird cages, aviaries, pigeon lofts etc. If you have pet birds (especially those with beaks), you will need to use birdhouse wire. Examples include



Finches, etc.

It is usually made of aluminum, stainless steel wire, and galvanized steel wire (after welding).


After using the above guide to decide which material is needed, next, you’re going to have to think about the spacing and size, strength and thickness.

Netting or Mesh Spacing

How small do you need the gaps between the nets or wire mesh to be? Game birds can be held within aviary netting that has 2″ gaps but are stronger and more effective (but more expensive) with 1″ gaps.

Pet birds such as parrots can be held within aviary meshes that have 1″ gaps. For smaller-sized birds such as finches, you may need 1/2″ gaps. If you are thinking of breeding birds and raising chicks then consider the wire mesh that is 1/4″ in size.

 Flexible Stainless Steel Cable Mesh

 Flexible Stainless Steel Cable Mesh

Size and dimensions

When planning your aviary or making repairs, make sure the bird aviary mesh or wire is large enough to cover your aviary panel. Measuring ahead and planning ahead is essential. However, sometimes you may need to fix together two pieces of mesh to fill an extra-large space in which case you may need to use some additional tools and materials.

According to the World Pheasant Association, if you’re using netting for game birds then you’ll need a minimum 100-foot square or 10 meters squared of netting. More information is available in our guide on how to choose the stainless steel zoo mesh.

Strength & Thickness

When it comes to the strength of your net or wire it needs to be strong enough to 1) prevent your birds from escaping and 2) prevent intruders from entering.

If you live in areas that experience weather extremes such as snow and ice, then it is a good idea to go with aviary netting that is thicker and therefore stronger than usual. Ice is likely to freeze and damage knots that are made from thinner materials, whereas thicker netting will be more resistant.

What’s more, some types of pet birds such as parrots are known to be chewers – these birds will chew away at your aviary mesh if you are not careful. To prevent this make sure you choose a strong, high-end aviary mesh. Cheaper low-end materials will result in a lost bird.

Where to buy bird cage wire panels?

As a bird wire mesh supplier, BZ WIRE MESH PRODUCTS CO., LTD provides high-quality aviary netting or aviary wire mesh.

For more information about the bird cage wire for sale, welcome to contact us at +86 312 590 7069 / +86 318 769 1559/+86 155 1129 3350 or write to us at [email protected] We will be happy to help you out!

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