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Red Squirrel Nest Box
    Red Squirrel Nest Box
Red Squirrel Nest Box
Red Squirrel Nest Box
    Red Squirrel Nest Box
Red Squirrel Nest Box

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The Red Squirrel Nest Box is a wooden nesting box for red squirrels, which may also be occupied by grey squirrels and other hole dwelling birds and animals. With its deep chamber and weatherproof construction, once in situ, it will give years of maintenance free service.

It has a front and side entrance to allow red squirrels to check for predators before leaving the nest chamber and it as routed grooves inside and out to assist baby squirrels gain access to the nester while still young.

In the UK the red squirrel population has declined massively in recent decades as a result of the loss of suitable coniferous woodland habitats and the introduction of the grey squirrel. Ark Wildlife have helped develop the red squirrel nest box as part of their work supporting the pockets of red squirrel populations left in the UK, but many of the features also benefit grey squirrels and jackdaws, so it’s a good investment in all wildlife gardens.

The front panel can also be removed for inspecting the nest and for cleaning. Please be aware that red squirrels are a protected species and must not be disturbed. Access to the nest area must only be while the red squirrel nest box is unoccupied or by a licensed professional.

The red squirrel nester should be sited high in mature woodland between 3m and 4m using the back plate mount. Site the box out of direct sunlight and away from the prevailing weather. The box may be half filled with very dry nesting material such as leaves, straw or hay. Breeding red squirrels are protected under the Wildlife & Countryside Act, so an occupied nest box may only be inspected by a licensed worker.

Find out more about red squirrels: click here

Specifications

Dimensions:
Height: 540 mm
Width: 200 mm
Depth: 240 mm

Weight:
3kg

Delivery

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  • Weather-proof: a long lasting strong construction with a deep chamber and dual access holes
  • Adapted: ridged climbing bars to aid baby squirrels
  • Essential: nesting box suitable for red and grey squirrels

Red Squirrel Nest Box

Regular price
£84.95
Sale price
£84.95
Regular price
  • Weather-proof: a long lasting strong construction with a deep chamber and dual access holes
  • Adapted: ridged climbing bars to aid baby squirrels
  • Essential: nesting box suitable for red and grey squirrels
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Q: Do you sell a nest box for grey squirrels?

A: We developed this nest box specifically to suit red squirrels but they are readily accepted and used by the more common but less fussy grey squirrel too.

Q: I've seen big black birds going in and out of my red squirrel nest box!

A: All our habitats are designed with specific features to be more attractive to a single species. However wildlife gardeners have to accept it's 'finders keepers' in the nesting stakes and each habitat can be adopted by many different animals.

Q: Does the Red Squirrel Nest Box include the perching ledge and fixing brackets shown on the picture?

A: Yes - the perching ledge is inside the nest box during transit and the fixing brackets can be found on the rear of the box.