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Brushtail possum nestbox

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Possums will camp in any space that they can fit into, including most designs of nestbox.

Our standard possum box is a horizontal design. This has the following advantages over the usual vertical box:

  • much greater floor area

  • much greater usable volume

  • easier and more interesting to monitor

  • more air circulation for hot days

A horizontal possum box offers room for a youngster to play

... and for them both to sleep 
when he gets big.

We originally used the same box for both brushtails and ringtails, with ringtail use being distinguished by the nest, or drey, that they build inside. Where the population of possums is not artificially inflated through being fed they will have quite large territories, and in those situations the one box might be used alternately by both brushtails and ringtails.

The 110 diameter entrance is needed to cater for a brushtail mum with a large young in the pouch.  

The box illustrated is somewhat different to that shown in the photo, the result of a series of improvements over several years.  The box is now larger, with the entrance raised above the floor for privacy.  The platform at the front aids entry, especially when a mother has young.



A cheaper form of nestbox is also available for brushtails.  This one is a vertical box.

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