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Avian Enrichment - Perch Sizing

Perch Size - One Size Doesn't Fit All

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bird perchesWhen choosing a perch, size is a critical factor. Incorrectly sized perches can be a source of pain and discomfort in a bird's legs and feet.

Good foot health is promoted by having multiple perches of varying diameters available with your bird's cage. The generally accepted rule of thumb is that your bird's feet should wrap between 2/3 and 3/4 around the perch.

 

Diameter Range

Appropriate for:
   
3/8" - 7/8" Finch, Canary
1/2" - 1" Parrotlet, Lovebird, Parakeet, Cockatiel
3/4" - 1 1/4" Conure, Caique, Meyers, Quaker, Pionus, Senegal, Timneh Grey
1" - 2" Eclectus, Congo African Grey, Small Cockatoo, Small Macaw, Amazon
2" -  3 1/2"  Large Cockatoo, Large Macaw

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