Schwegler 1FQ Bat Box

SKU
10607
£94.15 Ex. VAT
Available to Order

Lead time may be up to 2-3 months. We recommend you pre-order online so that stock is reserved for you once it becomes available. Alternatively, you may be interested in 11280 (Small), 11281 (Large)

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The 1FQ bat box by Schwegler has been carefully designed for use as a roost, to form a colony or nursery to shelter their young. Externally it's visually appealing to humans, which is good as it is built for fitting to an external wall and is ideal for bats that inhabit buildings.

The entrance at the base of the unit also allows droppings to fall straight out of the unit. This means there is no maintenance and no cleaning.

Easy to install with all necessary fixings for attaching the unit to timber, brick or concrete walls.

The entrance at the base of the unit also allows droppings to fall straight out of the unit. This means there is no maintenance and no cleaning.

Easy to install with all necessary fixings for attaching the unit to timber, brick or concrete walls.

The 1FQ provides a variety of different areas, including crevices and cavities, to attract bats as they search for spaces that suit their own habits and needs. For example:

1) To help bats land and hang on securely, the outside of the front panel is roughened.
2) Entry is via a simple step-like recess so even inexperienced young bats can quickly get used to it.
3) Inside the back of the box includes rough pieces of wood (good insulators ie warm) that the bats can use as perches
4) The woodcrete shell provides a cool rough interior which the bats can grip.

Altogether there are three different areas inside from which bats can hang (plus other places to hide), offering different brightness levels and temperature, with crevices ranging from 1.5 to 3.5cm in width. The two main areas can be inspected by removing the front panel.

The front panel is painted a light color during its manufacture. If the color needs to be changed, then please use air-permeable wall paint. The rear of the unit is untreated which makes for better content with mortar (if installed within the exterior rendering). Any metal parts are rustproof if they may come into contact with the animals.

One more thing to know – the bat box is made from Schwegler’s Woodcrete, a tough, weather-resistant blend of wood and concrete that will last for years and won’t rot, warp, crack or leak. Woodcrete is breathable/porous, so it maintains a stable temperature inside and also provides a rough surface for the bats to cling to. Combine all this with a box design that prevents water from entering it and you have a unit that will protect bats for decades.

Which bat species?
Ideal for bats that inhabit buildings.

Usage (Which part of the life cycle):
For use as a roost, to form a colony or nursery to shelter their young.

Structure:
A mixture of spaces and crevices with gaps ranging from 1.5 to 3.5cm wide.
Two types of hanging surfaces – the woodcrete shell plus rough pieces of wood.
Entrance at the base.

Specifications: See more Info tab for technical details.

Mounting/Fixing:
See In The Field Tab for mounting details including which direction the box should face.

Dimensions: 60 x 35 x 9 cm.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Bats are a schedule 5 protected species under the Wildlife & Countryside Act. It is illegal for any member of the public to disturb a roost, handle or kill any bat. Bat boxes, therefore, may only be inspected by a licensed bat worker. However, you can monitor your bat box without disturbance, look for mouse-sized droppings beneath the box as a clue to occupation or observe from a distance at dusk to see if bats are exiting the box to hunt.

If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.

You will need to obtain a Returns Number  - please call us on 01451 833181 or email support@wildcare.co.uk

Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ

We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.

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