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  1. flyzipper

    Arcametti perches

    This site randomly liked one of my Instagram photos, so I checked them out and they have some really lovely pieces. https://arcametti.com/ Example... ... just be sure to be sitting down when you check their prices.
  2. Diveks

    In need of playstand inspiration

    Hey, after a year of working with dolly (an 8 year old CAG) she has finally accepted natural perches. In her old home she was only given metal perches and she was rarely handled causing her to start being terrified of humans. Well before she accepted perches she would only cling on to me or...
  3. ZY28

    Is the remaining sawdust and dead insect in perches after baking harmful?

    So, I just went out a pickup some mapple branches to make natural perches. I had to get the bark of since some mapple's bark is toxic to birds. By doing so, I saw some tunnels filled with sawdust. I saw on line that by washing, soaking and then baking the branches will kill anything alive and...
  4. flyzipper


    I think this might have some potential for people who want to create large play area for their birds -- for only $90 US (plus lumber). Their product is simply the connectors, and since everyone (?) has access to standard lumber, this approach really cuts down on expense from the shipping of...
  5. Mia V

    Pictures Diy window perch?

    Hey, my Quaker loves looking out windows, so thought I'd get him a window perch. The only one online is the link. It looks like this It's for $80 with the tray and no cups, but I was wondering if it'd be cheaper to make it? That's furniture grade pvc pipe btw. If so, how would one go about...
  6. J

    Looking for Natural toys

    Hey guys, Just wondering where I can find natural wood perches, toys, foraging toys. I live in Singapore, can't find much avian shops here, the local pet store only has plastic toys and wooden dowels (Im looking for something which isn't perfect in shape like dowels). Is there any e commerce...
  7. Diveks

    African grey too lazy or unable to fly?

    hey everyone, so a little backstory about Dolly, I was given a neglected African Grey about two months ago and she has been adjusting well to the home. she used to live in an aviary with a macaw and a few other birds she was rarely interacted with and they told me she was mean and always...
  8. S

    I bought Azalea wood perches & i’m unsure if i should give them to my lovebird or not.. Please help!!

    I bought Azalea wood perches online & at first i didn’t know that they were made out of azalea. I’ve searched online and it says that azalea wood is poisonous to birds, however, when i contacted the shop about this, they told me that it was safe and there’s no way that they would sell something...
  9. Hoshi

    Is driftwood safe to use for building a tree stand?

    I would be getting the wood from a clean, freshwater river. I already talked with the local nature advisory and they gave me the green light to take a few pieces. I'm planning on cleaning it with some non-concentrated Dawn (what I use to clean his cage) and some F10 (veterinary antiviral and...
  10. budgelove

    Perches and Toys

    Hello! I'm researching into budgies, and planning to buy a pair in a week or so, whenever I feel adequate and knowledgeable enough to be a good budgie parent. I have a few questions, and I thought I'd ask actual budgie owners for their opinions and their experiences. I'd extremely appreciate...
  11. Y

    Can you use a grill to bake wood?

    This sounds stupid, but I was wondering if it’s possible to use a grill to bake wood for disenfecting? I just finished using a bleach/water mix to disinfect some branches but I wanted to do some more and bake it. Do I have to bake it? And if so can I use a grill, or will that just grill the wood?
  12. conureluv

    Homemade bird perch

    Spotted alder branch (pesticides may have been used, I got it from a friend) + soaked in a baking soda and water mixture to kill pesticides ... + oven for 30 minutes at 175 F = hopefully a usable perch. Haven’t done the heating yet!!
  13. Zara


    It´s no secret that I am a huge fan of pedi-perches - but only certain ones. I just want to post a thread with some info, so that I can reference it in the future instead of posting the same info multiple times and missing important parts. I stand by my pedi-perches, and only one of my birds...
  14. qiaolintan

    Choosing tree branches for perches

    I'm planning on making some natural wood perches for my budgie, but I'm having a hard time finding bird-safe trees because I live in Singapore, and most information about safe trees are more about trees commonly found in the west. Would it be a good idea to get branches from trees where lots of...
  15. vivdaniel

    Is there any alternative to using bleach to disinfect natural wood for perches?

    Hi, I'm wondering if there is any safe alternative to using bleach to disinfect natural wood for perches?
  16. Liliana

    Safe Perches

    Hi we are new to conure parenthood and have made a cozy home for Liliana. After some research we are unsure if the branches of the tree used in her cage is safe for her to live with. The branches are from a glossy privet tree. Does anyone have any experience with this tree?
  17. Davi

    NEW PRODUCT Hanging Enrichment/Swingy PERCH

    Ok, I've finally had a chance to finish these today, take photos, and list them. I hope you like the idea! (basically, giving our birds a chance to perch on something that moves a bit, rather than always a pretty firm perch). Let me know what you think and, as usual, I hope you and your flock...
  18. L

    My cockatiel got his cast off but isn’t using his leg

    The vet had said it will be stiff, and I know that would be the case, I’m just extra anxious about it. He doesn’t grasp and sometimes doesn’t put weight on it. When he does walk with it, he does wiggle his toes. So I know he can move all of his digits, and put weight on it, but he obviously...
  19. Davi

    NEW PRODUCT 'Palm-Tree' Perches!

    Just finished these 4 'palm-tree' inspired perches! I hope you like them! (I feel we could all use a little more sunshine in January, esp. in the Northeast and Midwest in the US) :lol: https://www.etsy.com/listing/759925616/bird-toy-palm-tree-perch?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1
  20. Dostc426

    Pressure Sore! Need Advice!

    Hello everyone! My sun conure has a small pressure sore on his foot, which I have dealt with once before, at which time I apply coconut oil on his foot until it goes away, and have changed the perches to be rope perches and/or covered them in vet wrap! This time around I can no longer use vet...