Improved Cavity Bat Box

SKU
10559
£28.20 Ex. VAT
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A large capacity cavity bat box that can warm up quickly and maintain its temperature. 

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This FSC certified black cavity bat box is designed so that you can accommodate bat species that naturally roost in cavities. You can be confident in the design of this box as it takes into account 12 years of experience and has been developed as a result of customer feedback, expert advice, and scientific thinking.

Key Features: 

  • Wood supplied from FSC certified source
  • Easy fixing point on the back
  • Wide entrance hole
  • Well-sized bat ladder inside and outside of the box
  • Internal heat sink ensuring good thermal properties
  • Ceramic heat sinks
  • Apex roof with internal grooves 
  • Why do we need to protect bats?

    Bats play an important role within our environment. As well as performing some pollination, bats are a natural control of insect populations as these are their main food source. Bats are also a good indicator species of environmental health, with changes in populations reflecting local biodiversity.

    Bats are a schedule 1 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.

    MATERIAL: FSC certified wood

    DIMENSIONS (MM): 380 x 240 x 150

    WEIGHT (KG): 1.5

    SPECIES: This black cavity bat box is designed for the UK’s cavity dwelling bats such as Brown Long-eared, Natterer’s, Daubenton’s, Bechstein’s, Grey Long-Eared, Whiskered, Brandt’s, and Nathusius Pipistrelle.

    SITING: There are three fixing points, one on the back and two on the bat ladder for extra stability. If you can place it in the sun the box will warm up quicker and stay warmer for longer, enhancing its attractiveness to bats.

    MAINTENANCE: This box has an easy access panel to the inside of the box for cleaning and for inspecting.

    We now offer FREE UK SHIPPING for online orders over £30 to the UK mainland (under 30kg), including service & repair items. For information on qualifying requirements for free shipping, please see our delivery page.

    We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 3.00pm. Where products need to be made to order or are not a regular stock item, or during busy times of year, despatch times may be longer.

    If your order is urgent please call us on 01451 833 181. There is usually an additional charge for timed delivery.

    We will always use a reputable courier company and require a signature on delivery. Smaller items are usually shipped using Royal Mail or DPD, and larger items are sent using TNT or Tuffnells. Palletised deliveries are with Pallex.

    We will email you shipping confirmation after your order has been despatched. Where available, you will also receive tracking notification by email or text. If you need to track your parcel urgently then please contact us.

    We can deliver to anywhere in the world, but you may need to contact us for a quote.

    If your order doesn’t qualify for free shipping then UK mainland delivery starts at £6.67 ex VAT, while Highlands and Islands delivery starts at £12.50. You can calculate shipping costs using the basket.

    For full delivery information please click here.

    Returns

    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.

    Please click here to view our full returns policy.