I'm so glad I found this forum. I've seen plenty of cages with those rope perches, so I thought those were okay and the plastic dowels that came in the cage i thought were perfectly fine. Ooops!
I'm glad I held off on buying the new stuff. I would have replaced the bad stuff with more bad stuff.
I've been reading through the forum so sorry for asking questions that you all have probably answered 10 times over, but I'll try searching for answers much harder before I jump to ask questions. And once again, thank you all for the helpful and quick responses!
The forum has many great resources and we encourage all members to use what is available to them.
Of course, sometimes we all need a little extra help. A question we can't find the answer too or a worry that is niggling and we're all more than happy to help with any issues like these.