Day 44: The Open Nest (House)

Sometimes when featherless beings wish to sell something, they host what is called an “open house.”

The hope here is, by the end of the event, a buyer will fall in love with the casa and have to have it for their very own.

In the same way, when you are hoping to turn a nest-for-one into a nest-for-two (ideally containing one suave and formerly solo manbird and one fetching and feathery ladybird), it can be a good idea to hold an open nest (house).

This way, the ladybirds can come to take a tour and fall in love with the nest (and its occupant) and move right in!

As the host, being on hand to "open the door" to visiting ladybirds instantly sets the right tone for the open nest (house).

As the host, being on hand to “open the door” to visiting ladybirds instantly sets the right tone for the open nest (house).

The host can then show the ladybird exactly how to enter, leaving "her" side of the nest open for her comfort.

The host can then show the ladybird exactly how to enter, leaving “her” side of the nest open for her comfort.

Continuing with a full tour - featuring softness of nest material and spaciousness - helps build enthusiasm.

Continuing with a full tour – featuring softness of nest material and spaciousness – helps build enthusiasm.

Performing a bit of spontaneous "nest tidying" never hurts either - ladybirds love a confident manbird who knows how to tidy.

Performing a bit of spontaneous “nest tidying” never hurts either – ladybirds love a confident manbird who knows how to “tidy.”

You will also want to demonstrate the sturdiness of the outer nest walls (best showcased by "biting") so the ladybirds feel secure.

You will also want to demonstrate the sturdiness of the outer nest walls (best showcased by a hands-on visual example, of course) so the ladybirds know they will always feel secure.

Before the tour is complete, it is polite to give each ladybird a moment to ponder.

Before the tour is complete, it is only polite to give each ladybird a moment to ponder.

NOTE TO HOST: While "pondering" is in progress, be sure to look as suave and debonair - aka as much like "James Bond" as possible - so she chooses your nest!

NOTE TO HOST: While “pondering” is in progress, be sure to look as suave and debonair – aka as much like “James Bond” – as possible, so her answer is sure to be “yes!”

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

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