Now you can enjoy the process of putting one of these boxes together with your own hands. This is a great project to do with children to get them involved with outdoor projects. You can have the satisfaction of a product you made hanging in your yard for your friends and family to see. Not only having the handmade kit hanging up, it also gives you the chance to enjoy having wildlife in your backyard!
Special "grip" grooves on the outer front section of the box underneath the entrance hole help the adult owl gain access to the box. No perches exist outside of the box as they could provide convenient perches for predators or for young owlets, thus exposing them to predators.
A door on the side of the box allows for easy access to the interior - making clean out a simple and quick task. All you would need is to open the door labeled Clean Out and easily replace the wood shavings inside. This side door also provides easy access to mount a wildlife camera in the box, so you can enjoy viewing your own young owlets during their growth process.
**Dimensions of the completed box are 26.5" H x 13" W x 15" D including the 2" overhanging roof) **
Nesting Material: Although Barred Owls can and will find their own nesting materials, one bag of pine shavings is included with your Barred Owl Nesting Box. Adding 3-4" of shavings to the floor of the box when mounting will make the box more appealing to the Barred Owl. If you need to replace the nesting material, pine shavings are the safest option.
This box comes pre-stained with natural linseed oil and full instructions on assembly and mounting. Designed with careful research in order to ensure top quality and performance, this box meets the specific needs of Barred Owls.
**No paint or varnish should be applied to the interior. Use of these finishes on the interior of the Box could deter Barred Owls from nesting.**
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Outside Dimensions: 26" H x 13" W x 13" D
Hole Diameter: 7" x 7"
Construction: Exterior Grade Plywood
Hole Height Above Floor: 16.5"
Birds That Would Use This Nesting Box: Barred Owl
Origin Country: USA