Recycle Reuse Your PUG FUR............this works greats and a benefit to others too.....
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    Default Recycle Reuse Your PUG FUR............this works greats and a benefit to others too.....

    I noticed at my other house years ago I would just brush the pugs outside and the hair would go flying around in the summer and then I noticed something COOL. the birds were using it as nesting material...
    I had a huge box of fur outside on the deck this year.........pug hair bulldog hair and also Ccoo hair and most of the whole box got used by the birds......
    now that fall is coming the other critters are using it as well.........
    likely to line nesting areas for winter.........

    so instead of just tossing out the hair
    out it out so someone can use it

    just imagine how cosy that would be for a family of baby birds to lay on

    woodpeckers and other cavity nesters use it the most
    but the robins used quite a bit of it as well as the jays and grackles..

    Bob had the neatest lily nest at his house in his birdbox from a woodpecker all lined in Coco fur.........

    so give it a try..........
    someone might as well use it...........besides my clothes..........lol that are covered in it too

    birds will use all kinds of hair and fur if it is not dyed..... human hair works good too.......
    and the dogs here 2 of them have a third coat that is very very soft......
    A pugs world is full of play and sleep and of course good food.........

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    I noticed squirrels today taking off with lots of hair on the deck.............
    A pugs world is full of play and sleep and of course good food.........

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    When I cut DH's hair and trim up his beard I always put the bits in the bushes for the birds. Its always gone by the next day. I love the idea of the fur too.
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    My daughter loves fiber arts like knitting, crochet and felting. She wanted to know if we could spin pug fur into yarn..lo
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    doing it for years , always stripped the boxers in the garden at nesting time, fun to see the birds collecting

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    What an interesting idea Pat! I live in a townhouse complex so would be a bit afraid that mice/moles, etc might just decide to call it home but I could place it along some trails and such. Awesome!
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    I go for a walk and drop some off on the walkway, path at the end of the street here... there is a big walking trail there and I am sure that more then one bird has some of the dogs fur in it......
    the birds take a good amount of hair in their beaks at the time of nesting
    also winter birds use the bird boxes here for cover and likely use the hair at that time as well....

    Zeus hair is so fine and soft..........

    the big thing about hair out for the birds is that there can be NO dye at all...........so the dog fur works best
    I used to use some of my kids hair from the barber but once I seen the birds use the hair from the dogs
    that was much easier to find and LOTS of it..lol
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    I dump the dyson so the birds around here should be well supplied!
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    We have a mulberry bush that I always put our fur in, its gone by the next day. Also, if you are a gardener, when planting your tomatoes you can put a handful of fur or human hair in your holes before putting your plants in. The fur will break down and feed the plants.
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