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Re: A good cockatoo perch?

Postby Pajarita » Sun May 08, 2016 11:18 am

Both Linus and Freddy LOVE these perches - I don't put them in the 'roosting' spot (I use sweetfeet for that) but they use them during the day. These days they are not chewing on the perches though, they are chewing boxes so I put pieces of wood in them for them to chew.
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Re: A good cockatoo perch?

Postby Navre » Sun May 08, 2016 12:00 pm

I've seen 2x4 and even 2x6 used for Hyacinth macaws. It just makes sense. I'm going to pick up some hanger bolts today and see what I can come up with.
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Re: A good cockatoo perch?

Postby Pajarita » Mon May 09, 2016 9:47 am

Mine are very simple (the only way my husband can make them as he is the most unhandy man ever :lol:). Just the piece of wood with a hole drilled in the middle of one end, one of those screws that have no head (Wolf gaves us the name but I forget), two big metal washers and the appropriate size wingnut. That's it! Takes 2 minutes to make - which is a good thing because they don't really last very long.
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Re: A good cockatoo perch?

Postby Navre » Mon May 09, 2016 2:01 pm

I just put one made with a 2x3 into Cheerios cage. He went right to it and started chewing. It spans the whole width of the cage, so it is secured on both sides.

I made one for a chewy blue and gold, too. I'll put it in on Wednesday.

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Re: A good cockatoo perch?

Postby Pajarita » Tue May 10, 2016 10:19 am

AHA! SUCCESS! I tell you, with parrots and when it comes to toys, the simplest things work just as well as the complicated ones.
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Re: A good cockatoo perch?

Postby Loriusgarrulus » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:32 am

We have those sort of screws with machine screw on one end and wood screw on the other. They are called dowell screws here and I get them in stainless steel with the stainless washers and wing nuts to make perches.
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Re: A good cockatoo perch?

Postby liz » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:07 am

I save metal jar lids and run them through my dishwasher. I poke holes in them and use them as big washers to hold perches that are heavy and need the weight distributed over more bars.
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Re: A good cockatoo perch?

Postby Loriusgarrulus » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:31 am

Another way to make a perch easy to remove is use a metal bar with a hole in the middle on the outside.
The bar can be as long as you need to support the perch, but narrower than the bar spacing.
You then only have to loosen the end nuts slightly to twist the bar and slide it out from between the cage bars.
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Re: A good cockatoo perch?

Postby Navre » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:32 am

Pajarita wrote:Mine are very simple (the only way my husband can make them as he is the most unhandy man ever :lol:). Just the piece of wood with a hole drilled in the middle of one end, one of those screws that have no head (Wolf gaves us the name but I forget), two big metal washers and the appropriate size wingnut. That's it! Takes 2 minutes to make - which is a good thing because they don't really last very long.


Hanger bolts! Home Depot sells them in many sizes and in stainless steel. You might have to go to several stores to find the ones you want. They're not too popular in stainless. I suppose I could order the ones I want.
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