Heated Bat Boxes - Colony Box

SKU
10568
£527.83 Ex. VAT
In stock
Only 1 left

Large, artificially heated, three crevice colony bat box, designed to house several hundred bats.

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Our Heated Bat Boxes are large 3 crevice boxes suitable for larger roosts or maternity groups of pipistrelle bats. The Large Colony Bat Box is designed for large maternity colonies of Common Pipistrelles and Soprano Pipistrelles. The heater provides an artificially warmed roost space, the operating costs of which are modest. Even if the heater is left on 12 months of the year the cost of electricity is unlikely to exceed £20.

This bat box contains a factory-fitted heating system, with a 50-watt heater near the base, which can be altered with a temperature controller. The unit has been made to be safe, with a wireframe "fireguard" to protect bats, alarm for disconnection or over-heating, IP66 rated electrical connections, and residual current circuit breaker. 

Key Features:

  • Internal volume of 0.019 cubic metres
  • Status display shows current temperature
  • Ceramic heat sink
  • Black external colouration to absorb heat
  • 17 mm entrance that is perfect for bats
  • Easy to install and operate - plug and play
  • Operates on a conventional socket
  • Precision cut close-fitting panels and roof 
  • Bat ladder that continues into the box

 

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: Box - FSC Certified Exterior Grade European Birch Plywood with ceramic inserts; Controller - ABS plastic.

CONSTRUCTION: Panels stapled together with surface sunk staples.

FINISH: External surfaces treated with water-based non-toxic non-volatile wood treatment, with active constituent natural borate mineral salt.

This box comes as two parts; The bat box to be fitted outside, comes complete with a 10metre flexible cable and the control box which is fitted inside, comes complete with mains cord and 13A plug and RCD.


  • HEATING: 50W ceramic heating
  • DIMENSIONS (MM): 490 x 260 x 130
  • ENTRANCE(MM): 17
  • INTERNAL: 3 internal crevices c. 20 mm wide with 3 ceramic inserts.
  • WEIGHT (KG): 6.6

SPECIES: common pipistrelles, soprano pipistrelles and barbastelle bats


SITING: 10 metre (approx) flexible cable permanently fixed to bat box, to allow the box to be fitted high on the wall if needed. Easy and safe to erect box on walls or trees - relatively lightweight for its size with 3 screw holes for mounting.


MAINTENANCE: Easy (1 screw) to remove the roof for cleaning or inspection where permitted

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