It's great to hear the birds chirping in the morning making it sweeter and brighter but how can you get them near you? Yes, create your own bird house and lure them in there so that every morning will be sweetened with your birds singing.
You need to create a comfortable place for birds not only to attract them in there but also to keep them coming inside.
Like building any type of house try to make a plan of what you are going to do. Take a piece of paper and draw the bird house, then calculate how much wood and nails you will need and what shapes are you going to use.
After you're done that is time to buy the materials; choose some hard wood if you want the house to resist weather for many years, also buy some paint, nails and glue. Make sure you paint the wood well. Rain might damage the birdie's place.
Make sure, when you build the house, to leave a lot of free space inside so that you can place branches for the birds, water and food dishes and different toys; also space is very important if you don't want your birdies to fight over it.
Don't use improvised dishes from metal because they can harm the birds and they can also poison them; try to buy some special feeders or dishes where you can place the food and water with no problems.
To prevent water from staying in the bird house make some little holes at the base to get rid of any rainwater that might get inside; this also keeps fresh air inside. Make sure that you place the bird house a little higher because you might have a surprise and see your cat very happy one morning hiccupping because of the feathers; this also prevents any other animals, like mice or dogs, to mess with the birds and scare them away.
Place only bird food inside the house and only if this is a must, otherwise my advice is to place the bird food in another part of your yard because it can attract a lot of insects inside the house. A good option is to make a place near the house where you put the bird food.
When you paint the house make sure you don't even touch the inside of it because paint may be dangerous for the birds; they tend to chew a lot of things and painted wood might not be a good option. Limit yourself and only paint the outside of the house; also try to avoid any chemically treated wood.
After you build the house you will feel excellent, not only because you manufactured something but also because you helped some poor creatures by giving them shelter and food.
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