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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Newly Designed Fake Nests: Clip It On


This is something that I described as genius idea.

When I make a visit report for any of my blog readers, whose BH are not doing well, I always remind them to provide all the goodies that will lure those birds to start building their nests.

One of the most important goodies are the fake nests.

I will not hesitate to include those plastic types, the Styrofoam, the rusty iron angle, the plastic mesh strip, the nasi lemak paste and many more.

These fake nests in actual fact provide a kind of protrusion on the nesting plank's surface to help those young birds to start making their nests.

Yesterday when I was with a friend he introduced me a unique two into one aluminium clip on fake nests.

This genius fake nest need a normal paper clamp which helps in holding the aluminium fake nest in place.

These are some advantages that you might want to consider:

a) Very cheap as compared to those plastic molded fake nests.

b) Each unit provide you with two set of fake nests. One at the front and the other at the back. That means you buy one but got two.

c) The aluminium will not rust. As such you can use it forever.

d) You can actually move the fake nest from one place to another with ease. Just open the paper clip and pull the fake nest out. Move it to another location, if you wish to.

e) When those build their precious nests, they will building on the top of this fake nest. More often they will be building on the surface of the nesting planks. The fake nest is just a mode to provide a protrusion on the nesting plank to help those young birds to start their new nests. If you remove the aluminium the nest will not be affected.

f) You can recycle this aluminium nests for as many times as you like. My suggestion is to move their location after those birds have built their nest on it and used for one time. Their markings on the aluminium can draw young birds to nest much faster.

g) You might want to soak the aluminium with your favourite aroma before fixing them. These aroma will last longer by pushing them in between the nesting plank and the aluminium surface areas.

h) Application wise is simple. Just clip on with the paper clip provided. Using normal fake nests you need to screw or nail them onto the nesting planks. The work is more tedious and you mike hurt your thumb (hammer your thumb).

i) Due to using those clips, there is no noise generated during installation. No noise mean less disturbance to your tenants in your BH.


A great and very innovative product to quickly improve the nest population in any new BHs.

I will do the necessary research to prove that this new invention is worth my money.

A set of 10 is just ringgit 50. You get 20 nests (one at the front and one at the back) with it. Each piece is only RM 2.50.

A very interesting product that you should try some.

My recommendation is a packet of 10 per floor. If the birds uses more then 50% of the units installed get a few more bags.

You need to install them at strategic locations. The best is close to (about 3-5 inches) away from those internal tweeters and closed to those 90* corners. Choose those dark areas.








2 comments:

Swiftlet Farming: My Yen&Yen House said...

This is good idea. But I think if you glue or use 3M double sided tape to stick 2 Styrofoam on the 2 sides of the clip would be cheaper and get the same effect.

Harry The Swiftlet Anthusiast !!! said...

My Yen,

There are many kind of fake nests that your can install in your BH. Styrofoam is one of them.

Try not to use those double sided tapes. When the styrofoam are occupied they tend to flip the styrofoam out of the planks. This can be due to the saliva constricting. Better to screw or using nails.

My article was more towards introducing new gadget that can help to bring more birds into new BHs.

Look at it was knowledge. You are not force to use them. It is up to you to decide to use or not to use.

Just imagine when those birds prefer to build their nests on this new gadget? You spend 50 rm and got 10 nests worth 1,000 rm each.

It is not how cheap but what those birds prefer.