SOD - Manufacturer of boxes, feeders, climbing poles for animals


Bird nestboxes


Nest boxes are excellent substitutes for the holes found in old trees. In young woodlands and plantations, and in many parks and gardens there may be plenty of food for small birds but nowhere for hole-nesting birds to nest. Hanging the nest box will bring them closer for you to marvel at their fascinating behaviour and wonderful colours. It will also support the wildlife in our surroundings. There are many species that can settle in your nest boxes, among others: tits, flycatchers, starlings, sparrows, creepers and even owls.

We have many shapes and sizes of nest boxes in our offer. They can be appropriate for various bird species. With regard to the hole diameter these are:

                        25 mm – blue, coal and marsh tits

                        28 mm – great tits, tree sparrows and pied flycatchers

                        32 mm – house sparrows and nuthatches

                        45 mm – starlings

                        80 mm – jackdaws, little owls

                        130 mm – tawny owls, kestrels

                        open front – robins, wrens (if well hidden), spotted flycatchers, wagtails, song thrushes

It is very important that the nest box can be easily cleaned. Our all boxes can be opened by slipping out removable wall or opening a wall that is on hinges and is closed with hook. The nests of most birds harbour fleas and other parasites, which remain to infest young birds that hatch the following year. We recommend that old nests be removed in the autumn, from August onwards once the birds have stopped using the box. Use boiling water to kill any remaining parasites, and let the box dry out thoroughly before replacing the lid. Insecticides and flea powders must not be used. Attention: be careful by opening the nest box, it can be inhabited by wasps or hornets.

Please do not worry if your nest box will not be inhabited immediately. Birds need sometime 1 or 2 years to get used to them.

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