|Eight home made parakeet nest boxes after a good cleaning.|
|Dry and ready to bring inside. Installation was the next day.|
After a good rinse, they spent the afternoon on the deck drying in the sun, as the photo illustrates. The sun is beginning to drop on the horizon and the nest boxes, now dry, are about to come indoors. The next day we installed them on cages. An inch or two of pine shavings covers the bottom of our boxes. Bourkes and Splendids like pine shavings (don't use cedar).
Budgies need an indented circle in the bottom of an empty box for their eggs. We're not currently raising Budgies, so all these nest boxes are for Bourkes or Scarlet-chested parakeets.
|Jewel's new box. It sometimes takes a few days |
for birds to investigate a recently installed nest box.
Usually the male checks it out first to be sure it's safe.
|This box slides open on the side, rather than from the top.|
|Clyde outside Bonnie's nest box.|
|Peeking inside a newly installed box.|
May your birds bring you joy.