Flat Bat Box 1FF
Flat Bat Colony Box 3FF
The Flat Bat Box 1FF is a crevice roost that is open at the bottom. It can be used even in extremely steep locations
and it is maintenance-free, i.e. it does not have to be cleaned. Because the flat box is open at the bottom, droppings
can fall out. The Flat Bat Box also has a large inspection flap that can be opened. The 1FF has been fitted with a
roughed wooden back panel, made of very resistant wood, to level out temperature fluctuations in the spring and
autumn. This means that the animals can use the cooler wood-concrete or the warmer wooden panel depending on
their individual climatic needs.
This box has proved highly effective under practical conditions everywhere, in gardens and forests as well as on
urban buildings and balconies. Thanks to the central fixing only a nail or screw is required to fix the box securely in
position; an added advantage on lightweight panel walls or in rented accommodation. There is a radial recess at the
rear that enables good and steady installation on masts or tree trunks. Thanks to its additional four support points
it can also be attached securely to houses, garages, towers, hunting hides and walls. The vertical and horizontal
narrowing of the box makes it very suitable for all crevice-inhabiting Bat species. It offers the animals optimum
interior depth wherever it is hung up, i.e. back contact on and with the wood or wood-concrete on the inside.
Supplied with Hanger and Aluminium Nail.
» FLAT BAT BOX 1FF with built-in wooden rear panel, D.B.P. | Material: SCHWEGLER wood-concrete
VV Lesser Noctule Bats, Photo: H. Schwarting VV Practical example
VV Noctule Bats, Photo: H. Schwarting
T 14 x W 27 x H 43 cm.
Entrance: 12 x 24 mm.
Weight: approx. 9.9 kg.
Order No. 00 139/9
» FLAT BAT COLONY BOX 3FF Patent pending | Material: SCHWEGLER wood-concrete
In order to satisfy current practical requirements (self-cleaning, universal use, easy inspection) and even greater
adaptation to the genera and regional needs of the individual species, the new self-cleaning SCHWEGLER Flat
Bat Colony Box 3FF (with and without inspection hatch) has been developed on the basis of the tried and tested
SCHWEGLER Flat Bat Box 1FF.
Soprano Pipistrelle Bats with an additional, larger hanging space for species that tend to roost in caves, such as
Noctule Bats. At the same time, it is possible to move between the hanging zones internally, for example, to adjust to
weather-induced changes. Depending on the temperature the animals can vary the level at which they hang, or in cold
weather they can move more closely together in the roost and on hot days there is sufficient space for them to spread
themselves or move apart accordingly within the 3FF to achieve an interior climate that is favourable for them. The 3FF
also provides sufficient space for larger groups of female Bats, which convene in so-called nursery roosts. If inspections
are necessary, for example, for functional or scientific reasons, we recommend Version 3FF with inspection hatch.
In the late summer the enlarged interior volume is an advantage, especially as a transition and mating roost. In Central
Europe the 3FF is an excellent all-purpose roost for a large number of species, which takes into account the changing
needs of the animals during the Bat year (except for hibernation; special overwintering boxes are used for this, e.g.
SCHWEGLER 1FW, 1WQ, etc.).
The 3FF is self-cleaning, i.e. the Bat droppings can fall out freely from the underside without blocking the entrance if the
box is densely occupied. On the one hand, the special design of the entrance slot prevents excessive incident light and
draughts, and on the other it also enables pregnant animals to access the box safely.
Installation: 3 m and higher on trees, posts, hunting hides and walls.
Material: SCHWEGLER wood-concrete. Colour: schwarz. Dim.: D 20 x W 27 x H 43 cm.
Supplied with Hanger and Aluminium Nail. Weight: approx. 9.5 kg.
3FF without additional inspection hatch Order No. 00 239/6
» Model with inspection hatch If increased inspection frequency is planned for these
boxes, we recommend the 3FF model with additional inspection hatch. Thanks to the
hatch, the whole interior can be inspected with a mirror or torch. In the version without
hatch the interior cannot be examined completely without opening the front panel.
3FF with additional inspection hatch Order No. 00 238/9
VV Model with additional inspection hatch
VV 3FF opened