Got Fur? Fur the Birds!

If you are like us, your home has been under seige by shed fur, with dust bunnies (real bunny fur!) growing to the size of baby bunnies in the blink of an eye. What to do with all that soft, lovely, and super warm fur after you have gathered it? Why not set it out for our fine feathered friends to line their nests with soft insulation that will keep them and their chicks warm. Unlike other fibers such as cotton, nylon, polyester or laundry lint, fur and wool stay warm even when wet, so they are ideal for nest building. (Think wet jeans vs a a wet wool sweater.)

Fur the Birds

Fur the Birds are individually handmade of naturally grown wood (no herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers). Hardwood dowels allow birds to perch, while the bark allows finches and others to hang upside down or along the side. Just stuff the fur into the openings with a stick (we find a demolished willow candy cane works great), and hang near your feeders, or in an area safe from predators. We find that rubbing fur between your palms to make a “yarn” makes it easier to handle.

Species of wood vary. Length, not including hook is 10″. Wood perches are 5″. Thickness will vary. They have not been treated with paint or wood preservatives.  These are not meant for rabbits. As with any product dealing with wildlife, it is recommended that you wash your hands thoroughly after handling.