The Vivara Pro WoodStone® range of nest boxes have been designed and developed as part of the professional Vivara Pro range. Unlike a traditional wooden nest box, these boxes will not rot away or deteriorate. Every WoodStone® nest box is guaranteed for 10 years and is constructed from a mix of concrete and wood fibres, WoodStone® nest boxes safeguard against attacks from predators including woodpeckers, cats and squirrels. The material insulates the nest which creates a more consistent internal temperature than an ordinary wooden box. This is especially important during the breeding season and ensures that young birds have a greater chance of survival. Nesting sites have become rare for cavity nesting birds due to changes in woodland management practices, so you can provide much-needed space for rearing chicks and birds that are roosting overwinter with these durable, long-lasting nest boxes.
We recommend using aluminium nails to hang due to the weight of the nest box and to limit any damage caused to trees.
These open nest boxes will be used by Robins, Wrens (if well hidden), Spotted Flycatchers, Pied and Grey Wagtails, Song Thrushes and Black Redstarts and they are available in brown or green to complement both natural woodland and garden settings. Open nesting species prefer their nest site to be concealed amongst vegetation, so the nest box is more likely to be occupied if it is hidden high on a wall or tree amongst climbing vegetation such as ivy (by Robins and Spotted Flycatchers) and if sited low in dense vegetation for Wrens and Song Thrushes. Please ensure that your nest box is well concealed and sited higher if your area has a particularly high cat population.
The Vivara Pro WoodStone® Open Nest Box has low front panel for easy cleaning. Although birds will clean their own nest boxes before each breeding season, cleaning the boxes out at the end of each breeding season may encourage them to be used again in future years, as it reduces parasites.The nesting time of birds varies from species to species so we suggest you wait until October when the last of the birds will have left before cleaning. The nest may come out easily but if there are any deposits scrape them out, minding the dust as you go. We recommend using hot water rather than chemicals to remove any parasites that remain. Take care when cleaning your nest box as other species such as wasps and bumblebees may have started to use the box.
Height: 190 mm
Width: 175 mm
Depth: 150 mm
Weight: 2.9 kg
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