Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /home/avianenr/public_html/media/widgetkit/widgets/lightbox/lightbox.php on line 49
Avian Enrichment - Perch Materials

Perch Material Comparison

Written by Administrator. Posted in Buying Guides

 perch materials

Perch Type Advantages Considerations
     
Natural Wood

Built in grip variety, birds love to strip bark, provides chewing outlet.

Make sure wood is pesticide/insecticide free and is a safe, non-toxic wood for birds.
Rope Soft, comfortable and irregular gripping surface. Maintenance or replacement required if excessive fraying occurs.
Conditioning Reduces frequency of beak and nail grooming. Can irritate feet if alternate perch surfaces unavailable.
PVC/Acrylic Durable and easy to clean. Often too uniform in size, slippery if not textured.
Leather Soft, comfortable grip. Provides chewing outlet. Difficult to clean.
Milled Wood Dowel Inexpensive Size uniformity and smoothness doesn't exercise feet. Not recommended if additional perch alternatives not provided
Rubber/Latex Soft, good traction, colorful. Destructible by large beaks.

 

 

Related Articles

Perch Placement Guidelines Perch Placement Guidelines
When deciding where...
Perch Size - One Size Doesn't Fit All Perch Size - One Size Doesn't Fit All
When choosing a...

SuperBirdToyStore.com

MakeYourOwnBirdToys.com

ParrotFunZone.com

You are forever responsible for what you have tamed.

Copyright © 2014 AvianEnrichment.com. All Rights Reserved.