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Recycled Plastic Otter Holt

  • Provides safe refuge for otters when breeding and rearing young
  • Made from recycled plastics
  • Comes as an easy-to-assemble kit
Recycled Plastic Otter Holt
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    £405.00 inc VAT
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    £450.00 inc VAT
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*Please note that due to the nature of this product, we are unable to ship by our usual shipping methods. As a result the actual shipping price may not be accurately reflected during on-line check out. Items usually incur a minimum shipping cost of £52.50 (ex VAT) and may be higher for some postcodes.  Please contact our Customer Services Department on 01803 865913 or customer.services@nhbs.com to obtain a shipping quote. Delivery time is expected to be 2 weeks as these are made to order*

Artificial otter holts provide safe refuge, encouraging otters to recolonise and breed in areas of waterways where there is little or no otter activity present. This Otter Holt is made from recycled plastics, enhancing durability and environmental friendliness. Designed in conjunction with Surrey Wildlife Trust and featured on BBC Springwatch and Countryfile, this specific design is a safe, low cost and easy to install alternative to concrete artificial otter holts. It is also a long lasting alternative to timber holts as it will not rot. 

The holt has both a front and a rear entrance hole and an internal chamber of 600mm x 600mm. This chamber size has been confirmed through research to be preferred by female otters when rearing their young, compared to other sizes of chamber. The top is crenelated to improve ventilation, so the holt can be partially buried and the top covered in turf or sticks. Alternatively the holt can be completely buried, but if you do this, you will need to purchase the Otter Holt with a Ventilation Tube, which is sold separately (see drop-down list).

The ventilation tube can be cut to length on site. Predrilled ventilation holes are located at the top of the tube, whilst the vents at the bottom are left un-drilled so that you can cut to length as required. The ventilation tube can also be modified to provide an access tube for monitoring the otter holt with a webcam. Note that the relevant statutory body will need to be notified if there is a risk of disturbing an otter in the holt - it is an offence to do so under the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981).

The holt comes as an easy-to-assemble kit.

Specification

Weight: 50kg
Colour: Black (Colour may vary slightly dependent upon recycled plastic batch used)
Dimensions: 830mm x 1200mm x 380mm (w x l x h)
Origin of Manufacturer: UK

Customer Reviews

  • Provides safe refuge for otters when breeding and rearing young
  • Made from recycled plastics
  • Comes as an easy-to-assemble kit
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