Adorable Hand Felted Birdhouses For Bird Lovers!
Who lives in a barrel cactus up in a tree? Backyard wrens (and their friends) and some young chickadees! Talk about a sharp looking birdhouse, we’re pretty sure you’ll be barreled over by this killer cacti.
And yes, it can be hung outside as well as inside! It's made of naturally water repellent wool, and when it does get wet (mainly on the exterior) it will also naturally dry itself out. Made with other sustainable harvested materials including a braided natural hemp hanging cord and a bamboo perch.
The 1 1/4'' diameter opening is sized for small birds such as wrens, chickadees, titmice, finches and nuthatches. The opening can be enlarged for larger birds as desired. If birds don't choose to nest inside they can pull at the wool for material to feather their own nests (one of our customers HAS reported seeing a bluebird go inside!). Comes partially filled with recycled paper to maintain the shape in shipping that can easily be removed. If exposed to sun and hard weather, the colors and shape should last over a year in hard weather, and forever in a protected place such as a porch or even inside. Clean out by opening the bottom.
Handmade felt components are created and assembled by skilled artisans working in a fair trade production center in Kathmandu, Nepal. Artisans use 100% natural wool and non-toxic, azo-free dyes. Wool scraps are recycled into new products. These make wonderful gifts for bird lovers!
Dimensions: 9"H x 6"W
Birdhouse Exposure and Longevity:
Maintains structure for at least a year outdoors. Can last a lifetime indoors. Colors may begin to fade if left in direct sunlight for more than 2 months. To avoid fading, hang in a shaded or protected area.
Felted wool is naturally water repellent. If the birdhouse becomes soaked by heavy rain, it will dry itself if left in the open air and partial sun. Effects from animal use will vary. Birds may nest inside, or pull at parts of the body to take wool for a new nest. Recommended to keep away from squirrels that may damage the birdhouse.
General Care Instructions:
Brush lightly to remove surface dirt if any appears. Gently hand wash with mild soap and cool water if desired, and dry in sun. To re-shape if needed, soak in water, re-shape as desired, and dry in sun. Do not use a washing machine or mechanical drier!