Learn to Build Bird Nest and Cage

Nest is where birds live. Birds usually build nest for their eggs and young ones. Wild birds hardly come and live in a nest made by human. But some birds do not dislike man made nest if it is properly placed, rational shaped and risk free. It is important to know how to build a bird nest and cage in order to keep birds as pets. A nest and cage should have proper light, air, water, and sufficient space inside of it.

Nest making materials: 

Bird nest, Weaver birds nesting

Bird nest, Weaver birds nesting—wallygrom (Flickr.com)

Grass, string, lichen, soil, twigs, feathersrocks, cloth, string, thin branches, coconut stuff, natural fiber, Pebbles, shells, faux, wood and bamboo are suitable to build a nest. They need to be fixed by glue, mud, hook or pin, or even sting for getting the desired shape. There are some readymade nest made by iron rod, papers, bamboo, and plastic. Material should be well dried, stink free. One should also make sure that the materials are safe for birds.

Shape of the nest:   

Shape of the nest is very important. For an example –a square shape nest is good for pigeon. And a sparrow chooses an oval shaped space. Nests vary in size and shape from bird to bird. A nest of love bird is totally different form a nest of chicken.

A nest that is 1.5 feet wide, 1 foot high and 1.5 feet long is enough for a couple of pigeons. The entrance path should be not less than 7 square inch. It is wise to keep some straw or soft stuffs in the nest as it will be comfortable for the baby birds. A colorful piece of cloth should be placed on the very top place near the nest so that the pigeon can recognize it after passing an hour in open air.

For love bird, the nest will be a bit different. It likes a more wide space. Some hanging ropes, or rods, a pot of water & foods and toys should be inside the nest. 1 meter width, length, and height are the best measurement of a nest for a love bird couple. It should have wide space for ventilation. Uncontrolled air and sun light can be harmful for them. There should also be some soft materials such as feathers, and grass.

Proper Maintenance:     

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bird cage 14—dkwonsh (Flickr.com)

The nest should be maintained properly. It needs proper sanitation to keep the birds disease free. If it is not clean, birds will be affected by germs. The water and food pot, inside surface and other materials of the nest should be clean. Placement of the nest is differed from bird to bird. The nest, however, should be placed where other predators like cat, snake cannot enter. Wind, an extra hour sun light or darkness will also harmful for birds. Some nests are not possible to build by human properly. Some wild birds may not live in that nest also. But a nest properly made and maintained will be attractive to many birds like love birds, parrot, pigeon etc.


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2 Responses to How to Build a Bird Nest

  • sapna says:

    A pigeon has laid two eggs in an empty pot. It has built a nest of iron wires ( a construction is happening next to my apartment) please clarify on the following:
    1) is it safe for the pigeons
    2) is there something that we can do about it

    Pls reply..

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