The Perches our Parrots PREFER!
Choosing the proper perch for you parrot is one of the most important decisions you will make when setting up the cage. Birds spend all their time on their feet which means your choice of perches and the proper placement of them is extremely important to health of your birds feet. We like to include 3-4 perches of various types and textures in each cage. Using half perches and flexible cable style perches allow us to include more of a variety without crowding the cage and allows us to place them so that they are out of the line of droppings. The dowel rod type perches that come with most new cages are usually inappropriately sized and the least beneficial to your birds good foot health. Prevent foot sores and necrotic foot syndrome by choosing the proper perches.
Birds usually sleep on and spend most of their time on the perch highest in the cage. For this we prefer a COMFY CABLE PERCH. Soft and flexible, it's most comfortable for the birds feet and can be bent and placed in an upper corner. Be sure to position it far enough from the sides so the birds tail does not rub on the bars.
We usually place the second highest perch next to toys or the toy box. A wood perch which varies slightly in size and texture is an excellent choice for this one.
We offer a variety of natural wood perches to suit your needs.
Every cage should include dishes for dry food and water as well as a 3rd food dish for soft foods such as vegetables, greens and fruit, treats and / or cooked foods. Next to this dish, where the bird will spend some time every day, we like to use a pedicure type perch such as SANDY PERCH or POLLY PASTEL PEDICURE. This type of perch with itís rough surface, helps keep the birds nails from overgrowing so that trimming is seldom necessary. Spending too much time on this type of perch can cause foot sores however so it should never be placed high in the cage where it might be used as a sleeping perch. This perch will need to be washed frequently to remove stuck on food and bacteria. The two types mentioned are easily removable and can be soaked to soften dried on food or placed in the dishwasher.
We also offer a selection of SHOWER and Window perches!
Be sure to check out our new specialty perch - the CORNER SHELF PERCH!
The corner shelf perch provides a place to store toys or hold sleeping sacks and nests and serves as an additional area for the birds to perch or play. Wonderful security for handicapped birds as well!