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RINGTAIL POSSUM NESTING BOX KIT Buy Make Build Remove - Safe Refuge
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13 Jul, 2015 01:48:40 AEST
AU $69.95
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Caringbah, SYDNEY, Australia


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Item specifics

Condition: Brand New Control Type: Nesting Box
Animal: Possums Pest: Mammals

Nesting Box Kit


47cm (H) x 24cm (W) x 27 (D)

A Ringtail Possum Nesting Box can offer a safe refuge for brushtail possums in urban and rural environments.

Two species of possums are typically found in urban environments across Australia, the Common Brushtail and the Common Ringtail. The Common Brushtail Possum is endangered across much of it former range, so it is important that they are supported and protected, wherever they are still found.

Common Ringtail Possums are obligate hollow users – in that every day they require a safe refuge to retreat to, typically a natural hollow (referred to as a “den”) or where hollows are lacking Ringtail Possum Nesting Boxes.  Significant alteration to many urban and rural environments has meant that natural hollows are now rare.

A lack of natural hollows can bring Ringtail Possums into conflict with its human neighbours, as they seek shelter in roofs or sheds. Supplementing natural hollows with an artificial den or possum box will increase available habitat and is likely to reduce potential conflict. 

This Ringtail Possum Nesting Box provides an ideal alternative to a natural hollow for Common Ringtail Possums, where such resources are lacking. This Ringtail  Possum Nesting Box comes in kit form to reduce the cost, allow you greater involvement and potential satisfaction, in completing the nesting box yourself.

The addition of Spacers (2) is highly recommended for a Ringtail possum nesting box, if it is to be affixed to a growing tree.

Ringtail Possum Nesting Box Installations

The Ringtail Possum Nesting Box range has been developed so they are easily installed.

You can either install the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box yourself following the instructions below or have the box professionally installed. A range of business such as pest controllers, gardening companies or arboriculturist may be able to provide this service.

The equipment you will require to install a Ringtail Possum Nesting Box yourself includes:

  1. Ladder (reaching to a minimum of 4m)
  2. Cordless drill
  3. 3/16 drill bit
  4. 3/8 hex-head driver and/or 3/8 socket and driver

Before installing the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box it is important to determine an appropriate location for the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box to be sited. A location protected from the hot north-westerly sun and prevailing wet winds is preferable. Ringtail possums will not will readily utilise a Ringtail Possum Nesting Box in an open location, they prefer denser vegetative cover. Certain species will utilise hollows at heights as low as two metres, however most hollow dependant fauna would prefer a minimum of four metres, though six to eight metres is likely to be even better. 

Ringtail Possum Nesting Boxes oriented either north or north-west, where it is heated by the afternoon sun, tend to be preferred and a three metre clear flight path is required, below the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box.  Before heading up the tree, it is worth spraying the inside roof of the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box with an insect repellent (e.g. Nature Guard), as this may act as a deterrent to feral honey bees, discouraging them from invading the new Ringtail Possum Nesting Box.

 Ringtail Possum

Steps to Install a Ringtail Possum Nesting Box

  1. Select a suitable site for the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box.
  2. Ensure it is safe to use a ladder or other climbing apparatus to reach the required height. As mentioned earlier, for most species a height of 6-8m, above the ground is ideal. This enables the various species to occupy the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box with little or no interference, yet the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box can still be maintained, as required.
  3. Using the climbing apparatus/ladder, drill a 3/16 hole into the tree at the designated height.
  4. Next screw in the 100mm Teks Screw, to about 1/2 its length, using the 3/8 hex-head driver; then locate a PV Spacer over the screw. Tip: pre-dip the Teks Screw in an organic lubricating oil (e.g. Lanotec), before screwing it into a hardwood tree (e.g. Eucalypts).
  5. Return to the ground and empty the wood chip provided or another appropriate bedding medium, onto the bottom of the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box, to a depth of about 25mm.
  6. Take the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box back up the ladder - CAREFULLY - and using the key-hole on the back of the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box, hang the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box on the Tek Screw.
  7. Place the 2nd PV Spacer between the back of the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box and the tree, just above the base, to ensure the correct positioning of the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box.
  8. Take the drill with the 3/16 bit and make a slightly angled hole into the tree, through the pre-drilled hole in the rebated, lower back panel of the Ringtail  Possum Nesting Box.
  9. Take the 3/8 hex-head driver and screw the 2nd 100 mm Tek Screw into the pre-drilled hole, on the lower back panel. Ensuring it firmly secures the Ringtail Possum Nesting Box to the tree.
  10. Remove the door securing pin; tighten up the top Teks Screw; flatten the nesting material and then shut the door and replace the securing pin.

CONGRATULATIONS!! Your Ringtail Possum Nesting Box has now been securely attached to the tree. Now sit back and eagerly anticipate the arrival of you new neighbours!

FREE Pick up also available from our warehouse in CARINGBAH, Sydney


YES - We COMBINE POSTAGE! Please ask us to modify the invoice before you pay!!


Who are We?
Easy Pest Supplies
are Australia's premier online supplier of professional DIY 'Do It Yourself' pest control products.  Easy Pest Supplies is a Sydney based company which has been selling pest control products since 2010. We were established after identifying a need in the market to be able to offer people the same high quality products we used in our services, at a fraction of the price.


Are your products the same quality that the professionals use?
Our products are of the highest quality and are regularly used in the pest control industry.  Now you too can get the same results as the professionals whilst saving money!  Save money and do it yourself with Easy Pest Supplies.

Where do I find the Materials Safety Data Sheets?

Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) / Product Labels  are supplied as a label reference guide for the products sold by Easy Pest Supplies.  Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) / Product Labels are linked on each product page as a *PDF downloadable attachment.  Please download and print these upon purchase.  AS LABELS ARE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO REVISION, ALWAYS CAREFULLY READ AND FOLLOW THE LABEL DIRECTIONS ON THE CONTAINER.


What payment methods do you accept?
We accept the following payment methods - Paypal, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX) Bank Deposit & Cheque

  Bank Deposit

What if I am after a product which is not on your store?
Ask Us!!  We will do our best to source the products you are after.  If you don't see what you need, we'll source it.  Want more than one item and need a better price? Just ask!


Do you deliver to PO Boxes?
Unfortunately we are not able to deliver to POST OFFICE BOXES.  If you place an order with a PO Box listed for delivery, we will email you to supply an alternate address.

No PO Box

Do we ship overseas?
Unfortunately, we do not ship items outside of Australia at this point in time. 

How long will delivery take?
Allow 2-5 business days for delivery depending upon where you are located in Australia.  Please note this is just an estimate and we can not be held responsible for delays with Couriers or Australia Post once the package is out of our hands.

What courier do you use?
We use a courier of our choice for most parcels.  We may also use Australia Post only if the parcel is small enough to fit into a 500g satchel or envelope and not considered dangerous goods.

    Courier Van 

Can you deliver to my work address?
Yes, we can deliver to your place of work. Please ensure to include the Business Name in the shipping of your order so the delivery driver can find you easily.

Can I pick up my item from you?
Yes, we offer local pick up.  The pick up location is 17/70-72 Captain Cook Drive CARINGBAH NSW 2229 (Monday to Friday ONLY).  Please call us on 1300 667 664 or email after your purchase to arrange a suitable time.


Do you accept returns?
We will accept returns for faulty or damaged items.  We do not refund for change of mind purchases.  We will not refund the Delivery Fee where the products have been delivered to you.

What if a product is damaged on delivery?
You must check any products delivered to you to determine if it is damaged. If a product is damaged on delivery, then you should refuse to take receipt of that product and email us. If you notice damage to a product after delivery, or if it has been incorrectly shipped, you should notify us as soon as possible.  Upon return of faulty goods, our returns department will assess and forward on to the manufacturer. If the item is being repaired, we will inform by email the estimated date of completion. The repaired item will then be posted back to you free of charge. If the item is being refunded, we will process this as usual, ensuring to have your refund as quickly as possible after assessment.

How will my refund be processed?
Method of refund will be in the same format as payment was made. (eg credit card, paypal etc)

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