Brush-tailed Phascogale nesting box

Introducing an exciting new design….Unlike other companies we are always researching ways to build feral bee resistant homes for native animals. In this particular instance we’ve carefully studied the Brush-tailed Phascogale that lives in the South-West of Western Australia.
The current standard timber box for these critters is quite small but even then the feral bees are still keen to move in and take over. So working with new materials, we’ve introduced into our product range, a unique design which will outlast the traditional homes. Due to the materials used, the new homes will blend in with the natural environment.
So check out the video for the latest research in saving our unique native animals.

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6 thoughts on “Brush-tailed Phascogale nesting box

    • The new PVC boxes are about two hours drive away. So I haven’t had the chance to carry out an inspection. In time I will check them. When they become occupied I will add that to the blog.

      • Is there any update on how the pvc boxes have performed? My son has a project on phascogales and wants to build a nexting box, so keen to hear. Thanks

      • Thanks for your interest. The new PVC tubes are a real hit with the Phascogales. If your son wants to build one he is welcome to come to the factory and make it. For a donation I can supply all he needs.
        The location is in O’connor.
        The tubes have been modified again. Constant changes are happening for the better.
        Contact me at joe@natsync.com.au

  1. Not sure the new round pvc boxes are a great idea as it is made of toxic material and the inside is smooth with no rough surface for the phascogale to crawl out.

    • I’m not aware of any scientific research that proves PVC is toxic to animals. Perhaps someone could point me to some papers that prove otherwise. I would really question whether it would due to the sealed nature of the surface.
      As a nest box designer I also study the phascogale habits so I’m well aware of it needs to climb out. In actual fact the insides have a rough cement “ladder” that allows the animal easily exit.

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