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How can we keep the evil yet adorable sugar glider from eating all the swift parrots? Here’s where Operation PKO and you come in!

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• Ivo Edwards in Comments: … I actually designed my own sugar glider proof swift parrot nesting box last year and offered to supply one to Dr Dejan Stojanovic for free trials. He effectively told me to bugger off (said it would cost too much to post to him!) My design was based on the principle that there was a significant difference in weight between sugar gliders and swift parrots and that a simple counter weighted door could allow the parrots access, but not the sugar gliders. The problem I envisage with his own design is that the arrangement is very expensive and of suspect reliability …

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