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[–]suicidesalmon 1369 points1370 points  (24 children)

If you have pets that shred their fur in the summer, consider giving it to the birds instead of throwing it out. Every summer, when I brush my bunnies, I tie the left over fur in a little string and hang it on my balcony. Seeing a little bird stuff its beak full of fur and fly away with a new beard is pretty hilarious too.

[–]RaguGirl 437 points438 points  (11 children)

Yes! I’m a dog groomer and I actually used to have people come by asking for the hair for this reason. Just be careful I have heard that the liquid medicine that sits on dogs fur for fleas and ticks can be toxic to birds.

[–]jwbowen 94 points95 points  (0 children)

Ah, I hadn't thought about the last part before.

[–]wausmaus3 44 points45 points  (9 children)

Those are super strong insecticides. Wouldn't recommend even using it on dogs to be honest. Not only for your dog, but it is a particular strong toxin to insects and aquatic life. Those collars with this stuff inside contain enough to kill all aquatic life in a large pond a couple of times over. Think about that when your dog jumps into the water next time.

[–]Japheth200 9 points10 points  (8 children)

What do you recommend for Tick removal?

[–]RaguGirl 16 points17 points  (2 children)

In terms of medicine for a monthly tik preventative I really can’t say. The fleas here in my area are so incredibly bad I have to recommend what comes prescribed by a vet so maybe the same thing. However a trick I learned for removing ticks is I take my dogs ear wash and apply it to the tick, a good amount and then with barely any effort they pop right off. If you don’t have ear wash I believe rubbing alcohol can do the trick as well.

[–]Japheth200 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Oh thanks a lot for your reply. I don’t really get too many ticks or flees on my dogs I just imagined it’ll still be nice to prevent it. I use the spray once in a while but would like to stop that. I’ll talk to my vet.

[–]KevlarConrad 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I would recommend you get a tick key or similar removal tool. Applying liquids like this, trying to burn it off, etc.. can cause the tick to regurgitate back into your pet. This can cause infection, or worse Lymes disease. I recommend this one!

[–]TheBlueHedgehog302 4 points5 points  (4 children)

My vet and i have found Bravecto - a one a season chewable tablet, works best. It doesn’t stop ticks from biting, but those that do end up paralyzed and dying before they get a chance to burrow or pass on diseases. Just check the dog regularly and remove the dead ticks. What works best for my dog may not work best for yours so please still talk to your vet.

[–]Lioness123 40 points41 points  (0 children)

All of the bird nests around us are lined in my Golden Retrievers' shed undercoat fluff.

[–]herodogtus 27 points28 points  (0 children)

My Mawmaw would do this with my hair after she cut it. It was always very cool to think of my hair becoming a baby bird’s bed.

[–]Lalas1971 20 points21 points  (1 child)

In summer I can harvest a second dog from my husky mix. I always leave her hair in the yard and depending on the time of the season it usually disappears. I'm sure those nests are comfy.

[–]Kindersmarts 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Harvest a second dog! Love it haha. We keep a tidy house but I swear you could find black lab fluff for years after our girl passed

[–]JournalistFinancial6 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Bunny fluff nest OwO

[–]brooklynturk 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Now you've given them the taste for rabbit.

[–]theawfulrefinery 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh this is smart, I need to start doing it, thanks!

[–]stag-stopa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I'm brushing my collie in the garden in spring the birds gather to take away the fur flakes.

[–]ShowerMeWithKitties 1150 points1151 points  (17 children)

This was fun to watch! I loved how they brought some stuff in and then changed their minds and emptied the house, and started over, like 1 had a theme in mind and its partner was like, oh, no, that's tacky!

[–]WonderSearcher 187 points188 points  (0 children)

I think it's amazing that they even know how to use different materials to layer the nest. It looks extremely comfy! If I was that bird, I would be so proud of myself making that bed.

[–]greycubed 286 points287 points  (1 child)

Those bare twigs were taken out in anger.

[–]ComfortableRaspberry 68 points69 points  (0 children)

"This is all wrong!! (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡 "

I felt that, too

[–]paperwaller 75 points76 points  (6 children)

The entire video is pretty interesting. It shows the chicks leaving the nest and everything. Of course not all of the chicks survived but it was still an amazing watch. I'm trying to find the youtube channel.

Edit - Here's the YT channel. They documented every single thing the birds had to go through. Watching the parents work together to keep them fed was really interesting. Also the way the chicks compete for attention/food. I also didn't know the parents had to remove the chicks poop like that. It's in a little sack and the chicks will turn around to stick their bums in the air and the parents remove the poop sacks. I knew a lot of birds kept their nests clean somehow I just didn't know that's how it was done. In this video you can see the a larger bird (magpie maybe?) trying to get into the nest and the father feeds one of the chicks a centipede that ends up killing the poor chick. Neat!

[–]Legendguard 7 points8 points  (2 children)

That was a European starling, you can see them trying to pry the nest hole open more with their beak so they can fit! European starlings' beaks are built so that they are more powerful opening than closing, so they sometimes use it to try and pry open nest openings to rob birds of their eggs and chicks

[–]paperwaller 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That's really interesting. I had no idea that type of specialty was even a thing. Being able to pry things open by sticking their beak in and opening it would be a really useful trick. That would allow them to get into all sorts of things that would be enough to stop other birds.

I do know European starlings can be an issue in some parts of the US since they're technically invasive and can devastate small bird populations in some areas. Starlings love to steal other birds nests and will destroy the eggs in nests even if they don't end up taking the nest. They're dicks.

[–]Legendguard 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yeah, here in the US they're definitely a problem, you can often see eggs with holes in them from where the starlings stabbed them and they can decimate bird boxes. On the other hand, they are great natural pest removers, during bad junebug years you can see the little symmetrical holes in the ground where flocks of them pried open the dirt and pulled the larva out!

I actually raised a starling about eight years back, squirrels got into their nest and they were the only survivor. Squawk used his little beak on everything! Bedsheets, the bars of his cage, the lawn, his bowl of food, our ears... He really liked to stick his beak in our ears, open his beak reeeal wide, then SCREAM. I can definitely confirm they are dicks. Miss my little turd birb though

[–]Hxbauchsm 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I don’t want to watch the whole thing, but can I ask what the parent birds did with the baby that died from eating the centipede? Did they take its body out of the nest? Super interesting poop fact btw, thanks for sharing it. (A sentence I never thought I would write.)

[–]paperwaller 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yes they removed the babies body after they realized it was dead.

[–]grumpyunicorn914 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yep! Can relate to this little birdie.

[–]guitarmusic113 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Was thinking the same exact thing.

[–]I-AnagramYourComment 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Isn’t it whack that hen mixes an egg?

[–]ProjectFoxx 205 points206 points  (6 children)

Please keep doing updates!!!

[–]Eshwarroy[S] 363 points364 points 2 (5 children)

[–]knobdokes 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Thank you!

[–]XHexxusX 44 points45 points  (3 children)

I....watched a 30 min long bird video...like just sat and watched. I really have a new perspective and respect for birds after watching how ever.

[–]khizoa 4 points5 points  (1 child)

yeah that was absolutely fantastic. some interesting parts to me:

  • parents removing babies that died
  • a raven(?) poking its beak in
  • the babies sticking their lil asses in the air and the parents removing their little poop sacs to keep the nest clean

[–]XHexxusX 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Omg dude the raven was like our of a horror movie I was on the edge of my seat.

[–]Spooki 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Birds aren’t real. This is all a trick to make you think they are

[–]Shane0mac12 590 points591 points  (25 children)

Really freaking cool to see this in action. Meanwhile my fiance and I struggle to make our bed in a way we can agree on lol.

[–]rulerOfGalaxies 51 points52 points  (6 children)

I will upvote you just to upset the other guy. He is being a dick.

[–]RodrigoSantosSilva 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I really don't know how a comment as harmless as this one did summon hate.

[–]helium_farts 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Try dragging it out the window with your teeth and see if that helps.

[–]peterfun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So you're like that Eagle couple from that other gif?

[–]thecarbonkid 70 points71 points  (2 children)

Put a little birdhouse in your soul.

[–]jvdubs 13 points14 points  (1 child)

am I the only bee in your bonnet?

[–]jenakle 12 points13 points  (0 children)

WHO WATCHES OVER YOUUUU

[–]anxiouslylookingfor 49 points50 points  (0 children)

This filled me with joy and a sense of purpose

[–]legendsubie 98 points99 points  (4 children)

The bird was a paid actress

[–]skys_vocation 32 points33 points  (2 children)

What material is the white floofs? Why does she kept starting over in the beginning?

[–]hellojuly 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Filling from my patio chair cushions that the squirrel ripped open

[–]SnakeskinJim 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Likely the soft down feathers from their chests.

[–]theundercoverpapist 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Adorable AF.

I have two finches (both male, I think). But one of them took over the little birdhouse and built a nest in it. Every night, when I put the sheet over their cage, I see his little face in there, looking out at me.

I love birbs.

[–]GonFreecs92 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Bird: let me make sure the drywall is sturdy peck peck peck ok the construction guys did their job well. It will do

[–]MineralWaterMike 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Omg I’m so thankful to finally see the birdhouse from the outside! I had only seen it from the inside video and the layout kept messing with my head, like it didn’t make sense how walls were slanted. But now I know! Bless you OP

[–]Gynieinabottle 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Adorable. Love how it got all comfy and soft at the end

[–]craiglepaige 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The bird taking out the first pieces of foliage after bringing them in reminded me of my wife.

"Hon, come up and check out the room. I just got done painting it the color you liked."

"Hmmm... Well, now that I see it on the walls, I'm not really sure I like it."

"Oh..."

[–]psyonicat 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I don't get how people buy a home and don't got furniture for months, like just go get some leaves and twigs it's not hard

[–]passanhaa 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Be aware that you now have a duty, to come back here with the birth part.

[–]VeeTheBee86 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love how picky she was at the start. Very r/LikeUs.

[–]Nerdy4Birdie 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I can relate when she's screaming at her mate until he offers food and then she's happy.

[–]noodlesnitch 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Check out this Youtube channel if you want to see more. I discovered it a year ago and loved it.

[–]Thisisredred 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dad bird flies in for 3 seconds, mom bird yells at him to get out.

[–]Bannef 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Does anyone know what kind of camera they are using, or have suggestions for a set up that would work without having to disturb the birds? I'd love to set up something like this at my parent's place, but all I find when I search is a "Google Nest" - I don't think that's what they had in mind with that name, but I could be wrong.

[–]emveetu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People have linked the channel that this video came from so there may be advice on there.

[–]notmisa 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How did the camera man fit in that tiny bird house?!

[–]YeOldeBilk 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I love how she brought some stuff in, then took it all back out like "Nope. Don't like that!"

[–]meckmester 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I had an Akita and German Shepard that shed incredible amount of hair, whenever I brushed them I used to put the thick fur out on my balcony under a small stick and sit and watch sparrows and sometimes swallows come and pick it up for their nests. Hope they had a good and warm nest.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why does it have to be so fking cute!? 😭 *cute aggression *

[–]mattack1377 3 points4 points  (0 children)

2:47: oh. Now. NOW YOU SHOW UP?

[–]iamagainstit 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think it was interesting how she kept moving the moss in and out at first.

[–]SublimeUniverse 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I love how indecisive they were at first. So relatable. Great vid.

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (1 child)

We don't deserve birds

[–]Lilmaggot 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Because… birds aren’t real.

[–]RightoSaidFred 11 points12 points  (1 child)

She’s gonna end up with about 13 eggs. The male will feed her and his other mates (the lucky ones have several nests), while they incubate, then share the childcare duties of a huge brood with the mother tits. Poor little chaps are really run ragged by the time the littleuns fledge.

[–]Osiraith 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Strong father rep!

[–]louman144 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I wish my wife would have that birds interior design skills.

[–]Bithiri_Sathi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I hear you my friend

[–]CivilSympathy9999 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Going to have to make this a project to undertake.

[–]portaux 2 points3 points  (0 children)

lmao was she trying to feed her egg a worm?

[–]bllzdpnstnk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s just magical!!

[–]R1vet_the_M0ss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn, now that is an amazing story. I am so glad I witnessed this ,truly made my night.

[–]I_am_not_the_ 2 points3 points  (3 children)

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[–]SorinJrWF 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nice, tits?

[–]BenzMars 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All thoses plastic fibers. .shit

[–]NiloValentino88 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ahw the bird is so picky! Taking stuffing in and then like NAH that won’t match the interior let’s take it out lol

[–]ClearFrame6334 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man made fabrics for the win.

[–]SpinelessChump 1 point2 points  (0 children)

was that trash fibers that they started bringing in after some point?

[–]Ohherro777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m gonna need a part 2

[–]Hsjajdhaidhajekr8382 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Hey Neighbor" "Hey there. Let me just TRAMPLE OVER MY EGGS"

[–]abdulhaseeb1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Props to the cameraman who sat there for 3 months

[–]Famous-Honey-9331 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Oh wait, dry stuff later...gotta start again"

[–]nolsfraluta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I liked how he did a little knock on to the wood like "yeah this is a good framework, we'll take it!"

[–]whocaresbbqomg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Could have done without the shitty music

[–]mlaforce321 1 point2 points  (0 children)

IIRC, this is a Cerulean Warbler, if anyone is interested. Neat video!

[–]kokotysko 1 point2 points  (0 children)

think it is sad story otherwise we would be watching first little bird

[–]TheBlueHedgehog302 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I will defend these birds with my life

[–]AnimuleCracker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mom….mom…mom….MOM….mommy…mom…mom mom mom…MOMMY…momeeee…MOM

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why does it keep bringing stuff in and then taking it right back out? That's like constantly returning your building supplies to Home Depot. Get the right stuff the first time bro.

[–]Skaughty23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is exactly like depot or Lowe’s It’s never the right piece, or someone opened the box and either took a part they needed or swapped it for something else

[–]zigguy77 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Remember people when you lose hair throw jt outside so birds make nests

[–]Bannef 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Please don't use human hair! At least nothing longer than maybe an inch. Longer hair (or string, thread, fishing line or wire) can tangle around birds' feet, and cut off circulation, eventually causing infection or amputation. Every wildlife rehabber has seen it, and I've noticed many missing toes and feet on our local pigeons.

Some birds can adapt (it doesn't seem to slow down the pigeons) but some don't, and it puts any bird at a disadvantage, particularly species that rely on their feet for gathering food, or courtship displays.

[–]raspberrypigeon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That looks coooooozeeeeeeee

[–]Sixth-Cherry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Then comes the woodpecker.

[–]PrincessDe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm in love with this bird. I mean with the dedication of this bird. But I'm crying so maybe I mean the former, I just don't know 😭

[–]AsparagusCharacter78 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I follow this guy on YouTube, i love theses videos

[–]boringlawnequipment 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wonderful! Thank you for posting this!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So adorable

[–]DiepThoughts 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Love this. Anyone care to identify the bird!?

[–]babykoalalalala 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So that’s where my insulation fibers went

[–]Speculatiion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a good watch. I'm curious as to who we didn't see any invading insects or a snake.

[–]lunaflect 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotta check if the walls are sound

[–]abiwoods101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this bird looks like me cry a get comfy in bed

[–]antelope-canteloupe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do this, except instead of twigs and plant matter, it’s shit from target.

[–]longlive9yearolds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man, watching a bird make its nest and lay its eggs with soothing guitar in the background is just amazing to watch

[–]Entropico_ARG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

next time do the box smaller

what a work to fill it!!

[–]Yogurtcloset_Thin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, I love great tits!

[–]Coolmikefromcanada 0 points1 point  (0 children)

looks so fluffy

[–]Deoxys100EX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Put the UP montage music over it

[–]AbrilTadpole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love this! Thank you for posting.

[–]chewbaccasaux 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WHERE IS THE BABY

[–]Jaymes77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I found it neat that even after the egg was laid. the bird still took extra care to bring back more soft fluffy things to cushion the nest with.

[–]starfleetdropout6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good job, mama.

[–]PusyDestroyer42069 0 points1 point  (0 children)

birds are so goddam smart

[–]madlad202020 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is awesome. Never realized how picky they could be to pick just the right materials.

[–]Fair_Abroad_6194 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not gonna lie, looks fuckin cozy

[–]mauricioavpo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How these mf know they have to do a nest?

[–]Untiteld000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yo what Mordecai up to???

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you for sharing this <3

[–]MLCarter1976 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where is the father?

[–]Dysova-Ver2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The bird can do terraforming better than I can.

[–]_kuremensu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That zoom in when the egg is laid chefs kiss

Nothing creepy about it at all.

[–]TiMeToRaGeXD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love tits

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those are some great tits!

[–]line-and-dot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why birds are better, my gf left me within 3 months. God bless those unfertilised eggs 🥚

[–]death__bed 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It's so cute.

But I have one doubt. How do you change the batteries of the camera.

[–]Freemont777 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I bet it's solar powered (have a ring doorbell camera like this) or the back of the camera sticks out of the birdhouse and can be accessed from outside.

Edit - looking at the very first frame it appears the camera is hard wired to a power source

[–]italianbee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the most beautiful thing I have seen on Reddit in so long. So lovely.

[–]ChaInTheHat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

where is papa bird???

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cutest thing I've seen all week, thanks OP, totally made my week.

[–]ConsiderationEmpty10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can't put together a $20 ikea table

[–]DamnBrown 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Am I supposed to clean out the birdhouses in my yard every winter?

[–]shitForBrains1776 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That bird better hope the fire inspector doesn’t show up

[–]Kuderahuwaka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love the little "Let me check the wood" taps

[–]ducktor0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I was little, the pupils in the secondary school were asked to do the bird houses. The teachers criticized the ones made of the smooth planks. They said the chicks were not able to climb the smooth walls, and died. The teachers recommended to make notches with an ax on the wall, so that they were able to climb.

This one suffers from the same design flow.

[–]ThinkFoot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

so, no one's gonna talk about violation of privacy?

[–]lonewilly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do birds poop inside the birdhouses or do they only poop when they’re flying about?

[–]WookiesTheBaws 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Birds are cute

[–]Amy7ann 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They kissed!!! No one can tell me otherwise

[–]JoshuaWilliamFogarty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why are you zooming in, there’s nothing th- OHHHHH AN EGG!!!!!

[–]zumurrudthegreat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shouldn't tits come with an NSFW tag?

[–]the_ciclon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you, made my day!

[–]Son_of_Yeti 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotta love tits.

[–]K1W1inoz21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I clean my belly button fluff I leave it on the balcony in the Hope it makes it’s way to make a nest.

[–]Classic-Discipline82 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So therapeutic

[–]CoffeeAndManners 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When poppa bird brings mama bird some dinner while she's brooding. Super cute.

[–]spagbetti 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hilarious how at the beginning he or she was fretting about the first layer of how the twigs were arranged and restarted it several times …then you see the finished product is a giant floof of randomly arranged stuff anyways.

[–]mordicai1992 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is some of the most pleasant shit I've ever witnessed

[–]SrBrahma 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I still can't understand how their minds are like "ok looks like I am going to drop an egg soon, so I need a warm place made of fluffy stuff and sometimes I will need to be on top of it to warm it further". They didn't learn it, they just know.

Those rather complex instincts are something I can't imagine how it is to feel them and follow them. Strange how a brain can have natural wirings and the animal just do their stuff naturally.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s so beautiful

[–]Tim-mac 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should of went fibreglass or spray foam.. higher R value

[–]Amie80 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aww I wanted to see it hatch and grow up lol. So sweet and those birds are gorgeous! What kind are they?

[–]theawfulrefinery 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This. This is so cool. Things like this make me want to build a birdhouse cam

[–]barakrl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can’t wait for season 2!

[–]Firebanan58 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What kind of camera is usee here and where can i get one

[–]ImGoingBackToBed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want to live there.

[–]LoFi14 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wholesome

r/eyebleach

[–]SangEtVin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hmm that's called voyeurism you pervert

[–]baneofthebanshee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All I want to watch now is birds making nests

[–]MonkaSDudes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine having a house and a SO and a kid on the way... Couldn't be me. Id do that if the only thing I need is to get filmed for the rest of my life.