As the weather is getting warmer, and the neighborhood birds are returning from their winter holiday, I was inspired to make birdhouses for my next set of printables. These birdhouses can be used as gift boxes, storage, ornaments, or nesting boxes for small birds and pets (indoors only).
There are two kinds of walls, vertical panels or stucco, in various colors. The roofs are also available in many colors. Simply assemble and insert the bottom. String may be threaded through the center of the roof (punch a hole with a needle) for hanging.
I have had finches who nested and raised babies in cardboard boxes fixed to the side of their cage with a twist ties. If making a house for live birds, make sure the cardstock is thick enough to endure a little moisture and secure the bottom with packing tape. You will still have to provide nesting materials such as grass or shredded paper. These houses are also an ideal size for pet mice. If using for rodents, avoid toxic inks.
Print on cardstock, landscape orientation, and select “Scale to fit page”. Instructions for assembly are printed on the templates.
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