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play gyms???

Postby skeetersunconure » Mon May 17, 2010 3:57 pm

where can i get a good fun no to expensive play tree for skeeter?
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Re: play gyms???

Postby pchela » Mon May 17, 2010 5:57 pm

Sadly, all of the play stands I have seen are expensive. I got a really great deal on one from Craigslist once so maybe start checking there (if you are in the states). Lots of people make their own as well.
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Re: play gyms???

Postby issy » Tue May 18, 2010 4:31 am

Making your own would be the best, just make sure that the tree branches you use are safe =D
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Re: play gyms???

Postby lzver » Tue May 18, 2010 12:12 pm

My husband made the playstand in the picture I posted. It cost about $100 to make, but would have cost well over $200 to buy in a store or online.

I did a lot of research and it was made with material that is safe for the birds. We used the following material:
- hardwood dowels for perches
- poplar for the trim
- 1/2" thick melamine - birds cannot get at this to chew it with the trim in place
- Watson's food coloring for the perches
- Childrens non-toxic glue
- Any screws used are not accessible by the birds
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Re: play gyms???

Postby skeetersunconure » Tue May 18, 2010 3:39 pm

okay thanks guys ps tahts a cool gym :)
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Re: play gyms???

Postby TheNzJessie » Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:09 am

if you got a handyman around they could probably whip up a pretty professional looking play stand if items you got lying around your home, perches...ladders bells off old toys....the spare lino plastic from renovating the bathroom ;)
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Re: play gyms???

Postby notscaredtodance » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:03 am

you could use PVC pipe, the half inch stuff, but I think that's a little large for senegal feet. I'd love to just drill one sturdy branch onto a baseoard and have that be a playgym, but i have yet to find a decent branch.
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