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Sturdy Nest Box / Small

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In the wild, small animals like to burrow or nest in hollowed out areas. This box encourages natural instincts used in the wild, providing a safe & secure place to nest. 

  • Dimensions: 7.75" L X 4.75" W X 4.75" H (2" diameter opening)
  • Suggested for: sugar gliders, flying squirrels, degus, gerbils and other small mammals (1-2 per box)
  • Mimics the natural nesting techniques exercised in the wild 
  • Top opens on a hinge for easy access for easy cleaning and to view or remove your pet.
  • Attached hardware (included) allows for easy mounting to any cage.
  • Add some nesting material and watch your pet build a natural nest or provide a warm, fleece nesting pouch to use inside the box!

DISCLAIMER:  This product is made of untreated kiln dried pine wood— it is not water-proof or weather-proof. Durability may eventually be affected by pet urine, feces and other debris. If purchasing for outdoor use, we recommend using DEFY wood stain or a simlar product to help protect against water damage, mold and mildew.

Our suggestion is to mount the box higher in your pets cage, top corner of the cage is ideal. Make sure your pet can always easily enter the box by setting up a wood platform below, or mount next to side of cage. The wooden post will come detached inside the box and can be inserted into a pre-drilled hole at the front of the box. We suggest using super glue to permanently mend the post into place. When used for breeding, mount closer to bottom of cage in case babies come out and need to find their way back. 

Nesting animals require a safe place to sleep or nap, preferably one that is quite, dark, and warm. Proper nesting material can help reduce stress levels and increase the quality of sleep your pet is getting, all while optimizing their health.

To ensure your pet's safety, thoroughly inspect cage accessories on a daily basis. Look out for any signs of damage or defects, and replace the accessory if damaged. Make sure that the accessories are securely fastened to the cage and check for any sharp edges or points that could cause harm to your pet. Additionally, we recommend that you regularly clean cage accessories to maintain a healthy and hygienic environment for your pet.

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by TSJ1175 on February 6, 2023

Our little Rowdy loves this box. He is a southern flying squirrel and it is the perfect size for him. He picks it over other bedding spots majority of the time. I also love the feature that you can open the lid from the top! -Shelly J.

by LindsayMarshall on January 17, 2023

This box is a good size and shape. However the wood is thin and soft, so my rehab squirrels staying for the winter only took a couple weeks to obliterate the top and most of the sides. Yes, they do get fresh branches and nuts with shells to chew too. -Lindsay M.

by on September 21, 2022

My Nikolas loves his pom poms in his. Nest. He also uses it to lunge onto me, He tends to show his off to the girls. .

by on September 21, 2022

My gliders love to play in it. Eventually I will put one in each cage. Its great as a platform, nest, or play place.

by on August 15, 2022

My lil Nikoli just loves this nest box. Thank you -Marlene D.

by Anonymous on May 8, 2022

I like the size of this [Squirrel Nest Box] because it's perfect for my baby squirrel but with 1 major problem. The circumference of the hole is very small. My squirrel can only fit the first half of her body and the other back half of jer body is stuck. A 3.5 inches size would be perfect but 2.5? My squeaks can't fit in it. As a result, my husband had to do something to make the hole bigger. He removed the metal ring around the hole entrance and made the hole bigger. Of course, my pet squirrel already started chewing on it. The cage is made for very skinny squirrel, not for my squirrel anyway. Not worth the hassle to return it. -Aquilina B.

by Tonda on April 21, 2022

Very large box perfect for squirrels an love the metal ring placed around the hole entrance it keeps them from chewing. - Tonda M.

by averyadam87 on January 14, 2022

I bought to have in an outdoor enclosure for wintering squirrels. I stained the outside in an effort to protect the wood. Mounts easily and as long as you don't put it right at the top, the top opens. The metal ring is a great idea but fell out after a day or two. Today I went out to find the LARGE box on the ground! The back of the box is still attached to the side of the enclosure. No nails showing - so I guess that means is was only glued. I also have a squirrel box and fingers crossed that one lasts another couple months. Overall disappointed in the quality of the box. Not sure I will buy again. -Avery A.

by johnson on December 10, 2021

my one glider likes it an alternative to his pouch! - Sharon J.

by Anonymous on November 24, 2021

Well made, easy to access inside for cleaning. - Karen R.

by Anonymous on November 22, 2021

My girls loved to snuggle up in it ! They did manage to destroy it and got it gross even after I cleaned it regularly. It did last me over a year I will be buying another. - Nicole Q.

by Anonymous on July 18, 2021

I got it for my flyer. He does not nest in it (he got used to nesting in an old shirt in his cage) but he likes to take food in there to eat. -David B.

by Kimkelterborn on May 21, 2021

Perfect box, great price! Super sturdy and durable. Only reason to get another is I rescue and rehab squirrels and this one has been chewed through in too many places. It survived a max of 3 squirrels growing into becoming releasable. Raised total of 9 before needing replacement. -Kim K.

by Teresa on April 17, 2021

I absolutely love shopping with you guys! -Teresa M.

by Exoticmom on March 18, 2021

My suggies love it! -Lisa M.

by Proparabellum1 on January 21, 2021

The medium box is WAY bigger then I expected. I’ve a small family of 5 gliders and this box could easily hold a colony of 15 or more comfortably. It’s too large to hang on the inside of the cage so I’m going to have to modify my bars to have an opening to allow for the use of the box on the outside of the cage. Otherwise it’s a decently made little box. It’s a bit rough around some edges and my perch pegs hole is too large so it falls out. The box design is nice though. I like the ability to mount it inside and out if you want. The latch system is also a nice added easy one handed use but very secure. -Raymond V.

by Anonymous on October 29, 2020

I bought it for our sugar gliders. They love it! -Mary B.

by Suijuris316 on October 21, 2020

I bought the small size for my 2 girls (gliders) and they love it. I added stuffing for them to nest in. For some reason one of my gliders like to chew on this little wooden divider inside the box, but it is completely harmless. Well built! -Anthony M.

by Potwin7 on September 26, 2020

My squirrels love it!! They have learned how to open it too. They’re so funny watching. Only thing I wish, is it would be made with more of a solid wood as they have chewed it and the peg is almost gone now. It’s only been in their cage for 11 days. -Christina P. N.

by Anonymous on September 24, 2020

Great box and very well built. Has a divider inside that makes it almost like 2 rooms. Though my cockatiel pair chewed right through it. The pine smell was a bit strong when I received it but it eventually went away. Highly recommended nesting box for cockatiels. Love the top door where I can peek in and monitor them. -Laura H.

by kelsiigrrl on September 19, 2020

I got the medium one for my suggies, with the Brisbane cage. I didn’t get it for breeding purposes but just for them to have a cool little hut to enter in. It was a struggle attaching to the outside of the cage where the side doors sit. While attached on the outside, the top is unable to be opened which is a little disappointing. Was thinking of trading it in for the smaller size but didn't want to go through that hassle. I just feel it needs a little modification to fit all cages. We like the idea of it overall though! -Kelsi T.

by Anonymous on August 29, 2020

Overall I love how this nesting box looks, and was excited to mount it on the outside of the cage using the little, otherwise pointless doors at the top of the cage. We have the Madagascar cage and the small nesting box for our sugar gliders. This combination does not work well for mounting outside the cage. First, the small box has 2 holes, not 3, so mounting with the door on is not an option. Not a big deal, the door pops off. Second, the spacing on the Madagascar is impossible to mount this box at the top of the cage. The nesting box's door hits the top edge of the cage. I was able to set the top of the metal ring at the top of the door opening, and rest the bottom of the box on the cross piece on the cage at the bottom of the door. By wedging some washers between the box and the cage so it sits very slightly at an angle, I was able to make it all work.mount it outside with this cage combination. Overall I'm happy with it, it just required a little modification to work on our cage. -Alex

by Anonymous on May 26, 2020

New to this but I’ve started rescuing budgies ❤️ -Robin

by Anonymous on May 10, 2020

-Nicole K.

by Mailonie on April 21, 2020

I use the medium size for my sugar gliders and attached it to the outside of the cage with the entrance lined up with a door in the top side of the cage. They love it! Best housing purchase I've ever made! I filled it with nesting material and they LOVE it! It frees up space on the inside of the cage for more toys! -Mailonie O.

by Anonymous on April 8, 2020

The fresh wood has such a strong odor we filled it with dirt and leaves and left it outside for 3 days. The silver metal ring around the entrance is a good idea. It's okay for temporary, in cage needs but it's glued so don't let it get too wet and not okay for outside. It really is what you pay for and it really is just okay. -Sue E.

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