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Unfortunately we are currently out of live mealworms and mini mealworms due to a national shortage. We are expecting this to last for at least another two weeks but as soon as they are in stock we will have them back online here, so keep checking back on the web for any updates. We do have stock of dried mealworms and live waxworms which your birds will both enjoy.

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Top tips about bird boxes

By Heather 11 years ago


With today being the last day of nest box week, I thought it might be timely to offer a few top tips about bird boxes.

  • Bird boxes should face between north and south-east.

  • Place nest boxes at least 2 metres above the ground to protect against predators like cats.

  • Most species of garden birds prefer to nest in isolation, so place your boxes at least 15 metres apart. Sparrows, however, are communal, and like to nest in adjacent boxes.

  • Avoid any disturbance in the spring or early summer. Disturb as little as possible at other times as birds often like to roost in nest boxes, especially in the winter.

  • If you would like to clean out your bird box in preparation for next year’s nest, do so around September time to be sure that all nesting activity has finished.