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Birdcabin by Tait

Designed and made in Australia by Tait, Birdcabin has been thoughtfully conceived to appeal to Lorikeets and small parrots as well as humans who appreciate beautifully crafted objects.

Material mainstays at Tait – Spotted Gum timber off-cuts salvaged and reused from the Tait factory floor and a single piece of steel that has been cleverly folded, form the sturdy Birdcabin structure. Like all Tait furniture and accessories, Birdcabin is built to last.

The concept and sustainable design was led by Tait’s long-time Production Manager, Wayne Bell, (also a passionate gardener and bird enthusiast), who drives sustainability practices in the factory and spends a lot of time contemplating environmental initiatives and improvements. Birdcabin’s design and specifications have been closely informed by Wayne’s knowledge of the behaviours and nesting preferences of small native birds in collaboration with the Tait design team. Openings are carefully sized to allow a bird to fit in and feel safe, without being followed in by a predator, while the use of untreated timber addresses birdlife disdain of foreign smells.


Hang Birdcabin in a partly shaded spot, ideally from a tree branch to boost the odds of a bird identifying Birdcabin as a safe posy. Alternatively Birdcabin makes a joyful addition to a balcony or veranda, and can be suspended from the ceiling.