This cardinal birdhouse was hand painted by a gourd artist from Pennsylvania. The gourd stands about 11" tall and 8" in diameter. The hole size is 1.5" ... perfect for wrens and titmouse. Each gourd has several holes drilled in the bottom for drainage and ventilation. Several coats of a polyurethane is applied to each gourd. Every order comes with a birdhouse care card:
Extend the Life of your gourd birdhouse with these easy steps:
-Re-coat with polyurethane each year, this will help extend the finish.
-If possible, avoid hanging in direct sunlight, this will help with overheating and color fade.
-Minimize exposure to rain and snow, freezing and thawing can deteriorate the finish
-If the colors fade or the birdhouse peels, the birds won't mind! They like them this way too!
Perch of not to perchâ€¦
-Perches may look cute, but they simply give predators something to hold onto when approaching the entrance hole. Birds do not need a perch to enter the nest, they have such precise flying skills that they can land on the edge of the entrance opening.
-Why are there holes in the bottom of my gourd birdhouse?
-Holes are drilled in the bottom for drainage and for ventilation.