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Nesting Boxes / Wildlife Hollows

hollow.jpgLoss of habitat has had a dramatic impact on many native animals.  Old growth trees containing natural hollows are now rare in urban and many rural environments.  Natural hollows are better than nesting boxes for native species to shelter and/or nest in for a number of reasons: Native fauna and natural hollows have evolved together.

A natural hollow, because of the influence of the living tree, moderates the  internal temperature compared to the external environment - making the hollow cooler in hot weather and warmer in cold weather.Natural hollows also provide a more appropriate humidity for species that utilize such resources.

possbox.jpgWhile a nesting box (roosting) is not a true replacement for natural hollows.  For impoverished habitats and urban environments supplementing the available resources by building your ownbatbox.jpg wildlife hollow or purchasing a commercially available nesting box can help provide much needed nesting and roosting habitat.

You can discover which local wildlife species (e.g. parrots, possums, bats) depend on hollows or nesting boxes in your area, through your local museum, natural history organisation or Department for Environment.  Further information is available on the range of wildlife boxes currently available from fauNature - Nesting Boxes.

The range of nesting boxes manufactured by fauNature includes:

Nesting/Roosting Boxes
Nesting Box Kits
Brushtail Possum
Brushtail Possum
Ringtail Possum
Ringtail Possum
Small Parrot (e.g. Lorikeet)
Small Parrot

Medium Parrot (e.g. Rosella)

Medium Parrot

Large Parrot (e.g. Galah)

Striated Pardalote

Small Owl (e.g. Boobook)

Small Duck (e.g. Teal or Wood Duck)



fauNature will also construct nesting boxes to your design or specification, if the box is not one we usually carry.  Please ask...

Additional resources available on this site regarding nesting boxes include:

Nesting Box Installation

Nesting Box Kits - Assembly Instructions



Habitat Structure

Habitat Plants

Water for Wildlife

Supplementary Feeding

Other Information

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