Owl Box FAQ

If you wish to have an owl box on your property please note the following:

  1. You must have a tree in your garden that is at least 3-4m in height. The type of tree is not particularly important, but we must be able to get up a tree of that approximate height in order to erect your owl box. If you do not have a tree please inform us prior to installation and we can then erect the owl box on a pole, at an additional fee.

  2. You do not need to be there when we install, but there must be somebody there to let us onto your property.

  3. Domestic cats and dogs pose no threats to owls. Most of our participants have all types of domestic animals and nature tends to live in harmony very nicely. Owls eat mostly rodents and we have not had a single complaint of an owl worrying cats nor vice versa, though we occasionally hear of an owl low-flying over dogs that go sniffing around the bottom of a tree in which owl chicks are nesting. While there is no actual threat to the dogs, when the chicks are on the ground, (as they sometimes are when they are learning to fly), we often advise our members to keep their dogs inside for the 3-4 days that the chicks are on the ground - after that they fly and there is no problem.

  4. Owls will not generally impact on the avian wildlife in your garden. Most garden birds are diurnal, whereas owls are nocturnal, and as such, and they keep a different timetable to the owls and neither interferes with the other.

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Karen Stander
Our box have a spotted eagle owl! We stay on a smallholding in the Chancliff area, Krugersdorp and discovered that our recently serviced owl box, has a long awaited inhabitant! So glad and thankful to have the privilege of sharing our piece of nature with hopefully a breading pair soon! Have to tell you the bats are also happily occupying their box!

Cheryl Siewierski
Brilliant service from hugely knowledgeable installers at our home in Harties this morning. We are thrilled with our new bat and owl boxes and sure the residents of these will be too! Excellent to know that EcoSolutions also monitors numbers and patterns of the owls in perpetuity. Thank you!

Beryl Scott-Payet
Fantastic, thanks to all at Eco Solutions for your support and help with Strix (our injured owl) and the installations of the boxes and houses at Steyn City.


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