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Zara

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I came to the realisation yesterday that Adelie and Sydney don´t use the swing (the one I lowered for Adelie in her prev. cage) at all. So it is taking up space that I could use for something else. I was thinking about ordering a platform swing to see if she liked that more, but I also had pulled an old hanging climbing frame we don´t use out of the cupboard to give to Charlie... and then I thought, If I cut the bottom line off the climbing frame, I can string the wood together and make my own swing - so that is what I did. The climbing frame was quite large, so being a little smaller will work better for Charlie (who lives in Adelies old cage).
It was really easy to make, I lined up the four wood pieces, thread strong wire through, looping a SS ring on each end to keep the wood from unthreading.
Then using leather ¨rope¨, I tied the two pieces in a knot with an O ring threaded on, then added some beads, then tied the ends onto the SS rings. I had to adjust one of the strings as it was higher than the rest, but more or less it was perfect first time :)
I have seen Adelie sitting on it this morning, so it has already been used more than the swing ever was in this cage.

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Adélie instantly eyeing up the new swing,
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Do Adelie and Sydney chew alot? If it were for my budgie pair I would be making it weekly :rofl:. By the way it is lovely!!!
 

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:heart2:Love it!!
 

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Do Adelie and Sydney chew alot? If it were for my budgie pair I would be making it weekly
The wood is quite hard. And they aren´t really chewers, Adelie likes balsa, Sydney only chews paper to make tails with.
Sydney used to have a climbing frame like the one I cut up, and he never chewed it.
this was the thing I used (along with a photoshopped disproportioned budgie lol ), I cut the rope just above the bottom wooden pieces, and the chain was removed from the inside.

I would have loved to make one of those cute hanging baskets or dishes... but they would be up there in it all the time and Adelie would lay. I think they´ll be ok on a platform though. I don´t think they can actually fit on it together, which is probably for the best.
 

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I was thinking about ordering a platform swing
Just want to add, because I was feeling bad about not ordering the swing and making it myself, I will be sure to order something else in it´s place as it is a smaller business. They make little natural branch perches that would be perfect for my emergency cages (you know, the ones I only have 1 out of 7 of :rolleyes: ) so I´ll be picking up a dozen and I´ll see what I think my birds will like from the catalogue to buy in place of the swing :)
 

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Looks awesome!
 

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SO cute!
 

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I will be sure to order something else in it´s place as it is a smaller business
I ordered something :D It cost almost three times the amount but it is something that caught my eye instantly because I have never seen anything like it.
I will post a picture when it comes and we test it out - not sure when that will be, they said there´s about 30 orders before mine, I don´t mind waiting, plus it will be custom made for me :bliss: ... I mean... custom made for my birds :rolleyes: :lol:
 

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This looks great! You inspired me, maybe I'll try to make one of those as well ;) And maybe hang it on Finn's new play gym, that would make a great addition!
 

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That’s adorable! :loveshower:
 

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Well done @Zara! Looks perfect!
 

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The wood is quite hard. And they aren´t really chewers, Adelie likes balsa, Sydney only chews paper to make tails with.
Sydney used to have a climbing frame like the one I cut up, and he never chewed it.
this was the thing I used (along with a photoshopped disproportioned budgie lol ), I cut the rope just above the bottom wooden pieces, and the chain was removed from the inside.

I would have loved to make one of those cute hanging baskets or dishes... but they would be up there in it all the time and Adelie would lay. I think they´ll be ok on a platform though. I don´t think they can actually fit on it together, which is probably for the best.
This is a fantastic idea! I think I have a few things I could re-use. Mine would love the wooden swing! I don't have a drill at home, I always forget that sometimes I can just take other stuff apart :)
 
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