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HOOT® The World's Finest Screech Owl Houses

145 Sales

hootowlhouses

HOOT® The World's Finest Screech Owl Houses

145 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   HOOT® is a leading American designer and maker of premium handcrafted screech-owl houses. People and screech-owls love our houses because they are durable, functional, and easy to hang and clean. Our reputation is important to us and we strive to make the best products possible, using only the finest materials.
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THE HOOT® DIFFERENCE
Top reasons why we’re the leader in screech-owl houses, period.

1. Durable
HOOT products are built to last. They're tougher so they keep performing year after year and are engineered to take anything Mother Nature, throws at them. Our nest boxes are constructed from premium grade, sustainably harvested cedar with a durable natural oil finish and weather-resistant screws.

2. Field tested-owl approved
Designed specifically for screech-owls to ornithological standards, our houses provide the correct dimensions, materials, ventilation and drainage.

3. Pride in material
By using only FSC® certified wood, HOOT is working to maintain the long-term well-being of the forests and the people who depend on them. The cedar used in HOOT products is certified to meet criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®), a non-profit organization that sets international standards for responsible forestry.

4. Warranties
We stand by our products. In fact, we're so confident; we offer warranties that are just as strong as our houses. It's our commitment to you, our workmanship and quality.

5. Customer service
HOOT is committed to excellence in customer service. If you have questions, need parts, or are seeking return authorization for warranty service, simply email us. Check out our return policy and see how we make sure all our customers get the royal treatment.
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❤ GIVE A HOOT! - A portion of the proceeds of the sale of HOOT® products is donated to causes that support wild birds and their habits.

We know you had a choice, thank you for choosing HOOT.

Announcement

HOOT® is a leading American designer and maker of premium handcrafted screech-owl houses. People and screech-owls love our houses because they are durable, functional, and easy to hang and clean. Our reputation is important to us and we strive to make the best products possible, using only the finest materials.
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THE HOOT® DIFFERENCE
Top reasons why we’re the leader in screech-owl houses, period.

1. Durable
HOOT products are built to last. They're tougher so they keep performing year after year and are engineered to take anything Mother Nature, throws at them. Our nest boxes are constructed from premium grade, sustainably harvested cedar with a durable natural oil finish and weather-resistant screws.

2. Field tested-owl approved
Designed specifically for screech-owls to ornithological standards, our houses provide the correct dimensions, materials, ventilation and drainage.

3. Pride in material
By using only FSC® certified wood, HOOT is working to maintain the long-term well-being of the forests and the people who depend on them. The cedar used in HOOT products is certified to meet criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®), a non-profit organization that sets international standards for responsible forestry.

4. Warranties
We stand by our products. In fact, we're so confident; we offer warranties that are just as strong as our houses. It's our commitment to you, our workmanship and quality.

5. Customer service
HOOT is committed to excellence in customer service. If you have questions, need parts, or are seeking return authorization for warranty service, simply email us. Check out our return policy and see how we make sure all our customers get the royal treatment.
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❤ GIVE A HOOT! - A portion of the proceeds of the sale of HOOT® products is donated to causes that support wild birds and their habits.

We know you had a choice, thank you for choosing HOOT.

Michael Barrett

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Michael Barrett

Reviews

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alcidae

alcidae on Apr 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for sharing your love of owls by creating such a well crafted item! My family cannot wait to hang it and encourage our local screeches to stay local :)

jenny1708

jenny1708 on Dec 21, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I have not used this yet, but the seller installed it in my Nest Box and it looks great!

jenny1708

jenny1708 on Dec 21, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Our new Owl Nesting box is just beautiful, The seller was great always quickly answering my questions. I cannot wait to see what happens inside.

Lynn Small

Lynn Small on Dec 1, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This is THE perfect Christmas gift for my husband. I can't wait to put our nesting box up so we can have our first owls find a new home.

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Last updated on April 26, 2013
HOOT® builds only the best products for attracting screech-owls and enhancing backyards for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. We use the best materials and consistently flawless craftsmanship, to make HOOT the first name in screech-owl houses.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Check
Payment
METHODS OF PAYMENT
We accept PayPal, Checks and Credit Card payments.

CANCELLATION POLICY
If you need to cancel your order for any reason, please use the Conversation section and contact me as soon as possible. Cancellations will be accepted on all orders if the cancellation is received prior to shipping. If shipping has occurred please see my Returns Policy.
Shipping
SHIPPING
We ship USPS Parcel Post. Estimated delivery time: 2 to 8 days.

NEED IT FAST?
If you need your purchase sooner, please use the Conversation button at the top of this page so we can make arrangements in advance.
Refunds and Exchanges
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
At HOOT®, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. If you are in any way dissatisfied with a product you ordered, we'll exchange it, replace it or refund your money within 30 days of purchase. Simply email us the problem, and we'll take care of you.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOMER SERVICE
HOOT® is committed to excellence in customer service. If you have questions, need parts, or are seeking return authorization for warranty service, email us.

LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY
HOOT® will replace any defective part*, free of charge, for as long as you own your owl house. This warranty does not extend to damage through improper use, improper cleaning, weather, neglect, abuse, modification, disassembly, or falls.

*A defective part is defined as a defect or flaw that inhabits the correct use of the product. Normal wear and tear of a product is not covered under the defective parts clause in the HOOT Lifetime Warranty. Replacement parts are available for a nominal fee - email us at hootowlhouses [!at] gmail.com.

NEST BOX PLACEMENT
The most successful mounting locations allow the owls to have a clear flight path to and from the box, and are about 10 to 30 feet off the ground. South facing mounting locations are best, but not required (shield the box from cold North winds). Add 2"-3" of wood shavings.

CARE & MAINTENANCE
The most important thing you can do to preserve the long life of this nesting box is to clean it out after each nesting cycle. The front panel tilts out from the bottom for easy cleaning after the young have left the nest. A latch at the bottom secures the panel in place.

WOOD FINISH
Our nest boxes are neither painted nor stained. Instead, the wood is treated with boiled linseed oil, a highly effective nontoxic preservative (harmless to owls). Over time they will weather, darken, turn gray and eventually blend in with their environment. Owls prefer an inconspicuous nest box.

NON-PROFITS
These are some of the organizations we support:
Audubon Society: www.audubon.org

SCREECH-OWL FACTS
- Like most raptors, male Eastern Screech-Owls are smaller than females, and are more agile fliers and hunters. The female doesn’t hunt while on the nest; she and the chicks depend on food brought them by the male. Though the male is smaller, his voice is deeper than the female’s.

- Smaller birds can help you find screech-owls during the day. Listen for a commotion of Blue Jays, chickadees, and titmice—they may be mobbing a screech-owl (or other raptor), swooping around it with noisy calls. This can be enough of a nuisance to make the owl move on, and it alerts other birds to the predator’s presence and teaches younger members of the flock about the danger.

- Screech-owls regurgitate the bones, fur, and feathers of their prey in an oval pellet, usually once or twice a day. The ground beneath habitual owl roosts can be littered with pellets, and you can learn a lot from them about the owl’s diet. However, data from pellets may underestimate the number of soft-bodied animals, like worms and insects, the owl has eaten.

- Nestling Screech-owls fight fiercely among themselves for food, and sometimes even kill and eat their smallest sibling.

- Eastern Screech-Owls of the suburbs may fledge more young than their rural counterparts, probably because their predators are scarcer in the suburbs.

- Red and gray individuals occur across the range of the Eastern Screech-Owl, with about one-third of all individuals being red. Rufous owls are more common in the East, with fewer than 15% red at the western edge of the range. No red owls are known from southern Texas, although they occur further north in Texas and further south in Mexico. Intermediate brownish individuals also occur in most populations.

- Screech-Owl pairs usually are monogamous and remain together for life. Some males, however, will mate with two different females. The second female may evict the first female, lay her own eggs in the nest, and incubate both clutches.

- The Eastern Screech-Owl is known to eat a variety of songbirds, including the European Starling. Despite this fact, the starling regularly displaces the owl from nesting sites and takes over the hole to raise its own brood.

ADDITIONAL OWL RESOURCES

Audubon Society
www.audobonsociety.com

Owl Pages
If you want one stop hooting for everything owl, then check out the Owl Pages. You'll find tons of useful owl information with links galore.
www.owlpages.com

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science
Want to see a Great Gray Owl or a Short-eared Owl? You'll want to visit VINS in person and see their impressive raptor exhibit.
www.vinsweb.org

Eye On Owls
Eyes for owls brings live owl programs to schools, libraries, garden clubs, land trusts, nature centers, museums and private functions throughout New England and New York.
To book a program visit: www.eyeonowls.com