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.