Hanging Bird Houses
Birds like wrens and finches that generally nestle in tree cavities get attracted by the hanging birdhouse. The hanging birdhouses are to be suspended from above and ideally should be hung to a tree branch. The houses that are hanged to a tree give a feeling of comfort and security to the birds. But while hanging the houses to a tree branch make sure that the hanging birdhouse is located in a place that would be safe from the attacks of predators like raccoons, snakes, opossums, fire ants, cats, and such. Hanging birdhouses at the proper locations and in the proper ways will attract birds to inhabit the place.
Hanging birdhouses are available in stores. You would find hanging houses of a variety of designs. Some houses are specially designed to attract specific species of birds. You may purchase a birdhouse while browsing online stores as well. Select a popular online shopping portal and purchase them through the online shopping cart system. In case you are willing to make a birdhouse on your own the following tips would help you to build a hanging birdhouse.
Hanging Bird House Building Tips
- Make a wooden cube-shaped box.
- Drill a hole on one of the walls of the box as the entrance hole.
- Paint the external part of the walls with wood preservatives. You are recommended not to paint the inner walls of the houses as it might be poisonous for the birds residing inside.
- Make eyes on either side of the head of the box to fix the string to facilitate mounting.
- The thread should be with ferrules fitted along with it. Tread the cable string through the eye bolts. The snap fitting should also be used to join the ends to the birdhouse.
To hang the birdhouse to a tree trunk you may use very loose chafe-guarded wires to be attached around the tree trunk. For hanging the birdhouse you may use the inside sections of an old garden hose or plastic tube as a cable. Loop the wire to the branch of the tree and then dangle them loosely. Select the branch of a tree that is strong enough to hold the house.
Birds generally do not accept the birdhouse that has already been used for brooding. In case your house has already been used once, you are recommended to clean the house properly. After cleaning hang the house and wait for birds to nestle down. After a few weeks, you can check the presence of birds inside the house by tapping it. If you can not listen to any voice, open the upper cover of the birdhouse. Do not worry if you find the house to be occupied with eggs or chicks. Gently screw the top of the house again. In case your house is still not occupied by birds brush the walls of the house properly to remove the critters like lice, ticks, and such.
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