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EnginerdLisa
« on: September 07, 2009 07:25:35 AM »

Not so much a craft project, but something to do with left over bits of string, yarn, fabric etc.  You can be the neighborhood Home Depot for birds!  Take a suet feeder and fill with hair from you hair brush (I use dog hair from my vacuum), bits of string, yarn and fabric from your projects, grass clippings, pine needles, any other materials you think birds can use.  Keep strips of cloth and string short (3 inches or less so birds can carry them and not get tangled), and don't use any plastic or nylon.  Hang it near your bird feeder or other bird houses.  Voila, birdy building supply store!  I can't get a picture of mine, my camera's memory card is stuck in the computer  Angry But I'm sure you can visualize a suet feeder full of dog hair and grass.  I included a picture of a suet feeder (for those who may not know)

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Cheeco
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009 09:51:44 AM »

Hi, that is a wonderful idea BUT you need to watch out for the fine hair like dog hair and human hair.  We have a pair of Zebra finch and initially we gave them cat hair to line their nest with.  Well when it is so fine, it wrapped around their toes.   Sad Luckily the vet was able to cut the hair off before the toes strangluated and fell off.  Smiley So make sure the items are wider like bits of fabric and wider yarn.
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EnginerdLisa
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009 11:05:26 AM »

Really? I'm surprised, I saw lots of stuff online saying hair was good, that is terrible, I'm glad to hear your birds are ok though.
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kholbert
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009 01:36:48 PM »

Seconding what Cheeco said. I work at an exotic vet and blond hair is the enemy! Though, that is just because it is usually hardest for us to see to remove it-- really, any fine hair is bad, bad, BAD! I haven't seen it in wild bird populations, but I've seen many pet birds loose toes and feet to hair cutting off their blood supply and their owners not getting them to us in time.

Otherwise-- it's an adorable idea! I bet you'd get almost as many birds with that as with an actual feeder!
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