A Glider box can offer a safe refuge for Gliders in urban and rural environments. This Glider nesting box provides an ideal alternative to a natural hollow for Gliders, where such resources are lacking.
Several species of gliders are may be found in urban environments across eastern Australia, two of the more common species are the Sugar and the Squirrel Glider. The Squirrel Glider is found in drier forests and woodlands from south-east South Australia up the east coast to northern Queensland.
The Sugar Glider is found in wetter forests and woodlands from south-east South Australia up the east coast and across the top of northern Australia, to north west Western Australia.
Gliders live in small family groups of up to 10 individuals. They are obligate hollow users – in that every day they require a safe refuge to retreat to, typically a natural hollow or where hollows are lacking nesting boxes.
Significant alteration to many urban and rural environments has meant that natural hollows are now rare. Supplementing natural hollows with a glider box will increase available habitat.
Collection can be arranged for boxes; alternatively a freight charge will be applied. You will be advised of this cost, before payment is requested.
Species to Attract:
- Sugar Glider (found in wetter forests and woodlands)
- Squirrel Glider (found in drier forests and woodlands)