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Raspberry Caterpillar Birdhouse

SKU: 550265
Regular price $50.00
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The original hand-felted birdhouse! Made for wren, common all over North America. Hang outdoors in a protected area (on a porch) where wrens like to nest. Includes clean-out hole. Even better for indoor décor! Use as a piggy bank, tooth fairy house, etc. The birdhouse is approximately 9.5" high x 6" wide.

DO BIRDS REALLY GO INSIDE? YES! Small birds such as wrens, nuthatches and chickadees use them as a safe place to nest and rest. Birds such as titmice may also pull parts of the body to take the wool to add to their nests.

If hung in a protected outdoor area, such as under a porch roof, our birdhouse will last for years and years. If placed in direct sun, colors will begin to gently fade over 2-3 months, but they will retain their shape for more than a year in fully exposed weather. Of course, it will last indefinitely indoors! Birdhouses are made of water-repellent sheep’s wool. Moisture from rain or snow will wick through the felt and around the nest. Once the rain stops, the birdhouse will air-dry since wool naturally breathes. Also, wool is thermal; cool in summer and warm in winter!

Made in Nepal with sustainably harvested, water-resistant sheep wool, jute hanging cord & bamboo perch. Felt birdhouses are fair trade and are made with sustainably-harvested materials including natural sheep’s wool, a crocheted jute hanging cord and a hand-carved bamboo perch. All work is done by hand. Birdhouses are made by artisans in Kathmandu, Nepal, who are paid a fair wage and work in a clean, safe and environmentally-responsible workplace that meets international social compliance standards. Management promotes the development of skills and abilities of the artisans, most of whom are women.
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