Monday, February 4, 2013

The Javas are Nesting!

My lovely pair of Java finches have been collecting scraps of fabric and facial tissue (that I casually slip into their cage) and fluffing them up inside of a souped up milk carton.

Milk carton?  Yes.  Here's a cool design for a finch nest made of a milk carton.  I built a milk carton nest from the design and placed it in the cage.  The Javas ignored it. 

Then, it occurred to me that Javas are bigger than most finches and maybe they'd prefer a larger nesting box.  So I rigged up another milk carton with more square inch-age.

For the past couple of days, the birds have been spending more and more time inside the milk carton.  Incubating an egg perhaps?

Stay tuned!


  1. They're so cute!

    I've been waiting to get a new pet...waiting until I can have one without always comparing them to Sam. I may get a kitten...or maybe a rescue bird. I found an organization here that finds homes for abandoned birds.