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DIY Perch

Smith

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Hello ..
I have got a strong pine tree branch which is dried naturally and fallen from our community yard Pine tree. I have cleaned it and removed the bark and soaked it in hot soap water for an hour and cleaned with scrub and dried . ( I usually am interested on things like this and collect them for my craft works).Thought of using it as a perch for my cockatiel Since it’s a long branch. I have seen in google that I have to bake it. But my cockatiel cage is 42 inches long ,I have cut it in that length which I can’t bake in the oven . Can I use it as a perch for my bird Like that or should I need to do anything else to make it safe ! Appreciate your advises
Thanks in advance.
 

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If it's already dried (no sap) then baking it isn't necessary. Pine sap is very sticky so it's best not to use fresh branches, but sun baked and cured should suffice
 

Smith

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Thanks Mizzely. It is completely sun dried and After washing too I have kept it in the sun for 2 days .The smaller branches I tried baking and there was no sap I could see.
 
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