Dear Parrots magazine,

The right nest boxes

I am a nest box manufacturer, and totally agree with Bernie White’s letter (July 2011 162).  Nest boxes being reinforced with metal is a deplorable practice.  It is true that chewing the boxes into there liking stimulates the breeding process, so why would you slow this down by putting metal around the corners and entrance holes.

I keep parrots and parakeets myself, and read as much as I can about the birds in the wild, that I intend to keep, and then try to recreate a manufactured nest box to their liking. We also get asked to manufacture nest boxes that are far too big for the species they intend to keep. Research is the answer, and your reward will be better nests.

John Watson - JW nest boxes



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