Model Number: OTTERHOLT
In Stock (Average lead time: 4 - 5 weeks )
We now supply our holts assembled for quick installation.
If you want your otter holt unassembled for use as a volunteer or training event see here for the flatpack version: https://www.filcris.co.uk/product/1-otter-holt-kitblack-1200-x-830-x-380-otterholt
AS FEATURED ON BBC SPRINGWATCH & COUNTRYFILE! Recycled plastic otter holt kit designed in conjunction with Surrey Wildlife Trust.
The holt has both a front and rear entrance hole and an internal chamber 600mm x 600mm. While this may appear small, research has confirmed that female otters prefer a confined space in which to rear their young.
The top is crenelated to improve ventilation, so the holt can be partially buried and the top covered in turves or brash.
It is a safe, low cost and easy to install alternative to concrete artificial olter holts and a long lasting alternative to timber holts.
Note: we do not supply the corrugated entrance tunnels since the 26cm diameter drainage pipe we used to use are no longer available. We have recently been informed by a wildlife trust customer that 20cm diameter pipe fits well and can be attached with cable ties as shown in the images to the left. This smaller pipe is still large enough for a female otter and is too small for a fox. They can be purchased from drainage crontractors and builders' merchants.
Weight is 50kg, when assembled.
This product is made up against order with a lead time 14 - 21 days.