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Halina

House wren nest

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I have a house wren couple that have built a nest in my Greenhouse , door has been open for a couple weeks. I'm afraid my cat or a snake may be able to get to the nest easily. Can I close the door and lock it but keep the vent window open? Will the wrens know to use that entrance and exit?

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That's a tough call.... Is there any way you can block the cat from getting to the nest by adding some type of barrier so the cat cannot find the nest?  I might try that and take my chances on a snake unless you have a lot of snakes in your area.  I'm not sure that a bird could find a vent to get in or not if that is not the way they normally enter.  The Carolina Wrens enter my back screened in porch occasionally and I have to help them find their way out so I'm not sure they would be able to find that vent unless you have seen them use the vent before. 

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Boy, what a great and obvious idea! I have some 4 foot fencing that should work. I have a 6 inch Step Up so I don't think my chubby cat will get over that amount of space. I'll keep it loose so it'll wobble a bit, too.    As far as the snakes, I haven't seen any in my yard, but you know I hear stories. Thanks a lot!

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They've learned over time, but hummingbirds can't fiind their way out of my apartment through the doors or windows when they fly in an open window. I wouldn't count on the wren using a vent unless you've seen them do it before. But the barrier sounds like your answer :D

And welcome to WhatBird!

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