DIY Cockatiel Nesting Box - Free Plans - PDF Download

DIY Cockatiel Nesting Box

Cockatiel nesting box for inside or outside mounting.

DIY cockatiel nesting box, plans include a PDF download (link at bottom of post), material list, measurements, and drawings.

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Cockatiel nesting box picture

Build Video

DIY cockatiel nesting box, material list, exploded view.

DIY Cockatiel Nesting Box | Material List

  • (A) – 1 – 3/4 in. particle board – 8 3/4 in. x 11 1/4 in.
  • (B) – 2 – 3/8 in. plywood – 8 3/4 in. x 10 in
  • (C) – 1 – 3/8 in. plywood – 10 in. x 12 in.
  • (D) – 1 – 3/8 in. plywood – 9 5/8 in. x 12 in.
  • (E) – 3/8 in. plywood – 10 in. x 11 1/4 in.
  • 1 – 3/8 in dowel – 5 in.
  • 18 gauge 5/8 in. brad nails

Overview

DIY cockatiel nesting box, measurements.

Nesting box measures: 9 1/2 inches (width) x 12 inches (depth) x 10 inches (height)


Bottom board, 3/4 inch particle board.
  • (A) – 1 – 3/4 in. particle board – 8 3/4 in. x 11 1/4 in.

Cut a 3/4 inch particle board to 8 3/4 inch x 11 1/4 inch for the bottom (A).

Optional, using a carving tool, carve a round dip to the center of the floor to keep eggs in place.


Front and back 3/8 inch plywood board.
DIY cockatiel nesting box, entrance hole cutting details.
  • (B) – 2 – 3/8 in. plywood – 8 3/4 in. x 10 in.

Cut two 3/8 inch plywood to 8 3/4 inch x 10 inch for the front and back (B).

Cut the entrance hole, dowel hole, and mounting holes, for the front as shown on drawing above.

Drill mounting holes for the back as shown on drawing above.

Attach the front and back (B) to the bottom (A) using 5/8 inch brad nails.


Left side 3/8 inch plywood board .
  • (C) – 1 – 3/8 in. plywood – 10 in. x 12 in.

Cut a 3/8 inch plywood to 10 inches x 12 inches for the left side (C).

Attach the left side (C) to the front/back (B), and bottom (A), using 5/8 inch brad nails.


Right side 3/8 inch plywood.
  • (D) – 1 – 3/8 in. plywood – 9 5/8 in. x 12 in.

Cut a 3/8 inch plywood to to 9 5/8 inch x 12 inch for the right side (D).

Attach the right side (D) to the front/back (B), and bottom (A), using 5/8 inch brad nails.


DIY cockatiel nesting box, top 3/8 inch plywood.
DIY cockatiel nesting box, top door opening.
  • (E) – 3/8 in. plywood – 10 in. x 11 1/4 in.

Cut a 3/8 inch plywood to 10 inches x 11 1/4 inches for the top (E).

Install nails as shown on drawing above, this will allow the top to open and close.


DIY cockatiel nesting box, 3/8 inch dowel.
  • 1 – 3/8 in dowel – 5 in.

Cut a 3/8 inch dowel to 5 inches and install to nesting box as shown on drawing above.




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