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A possum box can offer a safe refuge for possums in urban and rural environments.
Two species of possums are typically found in urban environments across Australia, the Common Brushtail and the Common Ringtail. The Common Ringtail Possum is found across much of Eastern and South-eastern Australia, including Tasmania.
In the northern aspect of its range the Ringtail Possum tends to use natural hollows or possum boxes, for shelter; while in the south the construction of a nest, or drey, in dense vegetation is far more common. Ringtail Possums in southern Australia however, also use a natural hollow or possum box, particularly in the wet winter months.
Significant alteration to many urban and rural environments has meant that natural hollows are now rare. The ability to construct dreys has meant Ringtail Possums are not as reliant as Brushtail Possums on hollows or possum boxes. However this species can also, like brushtails, come into conflict with their human neighbours, by sheltering in roofs or sheds. Supplementing natural hollows with a possum box will increase available habitat and is likely to ensure the potential for conflict is minimal.
This possum box provides an ideal alternative to a natural hollow for Common Ringtail Possums, where such resources are lacking.
The addition of Spacers (2) is highly recommended for a possum box, if it is to be affixed to a growing tree.
Collection can be arranged for boxes; alternatively a freight charge will be applied. You will be advised of this cost, before payment is requested.
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