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can anyone suggest good websites for getting these types of perches? I've been looking this evening - I want to get a natural wood one and a cotton rope one, and they are hard to find!

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can anyone suggest good websites for getting these types of perches? I've been looking this evening - I want to get a natural wood one and a cotton rope one, and they are hard to find!

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I took some willow cuttings when out walking my dog , these now are growing in my garden and are the ideal perch for a budgerigar
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I took some willow cuttings when out walking my dog , these now are growing in my garden and are the ideal perch for a budgerigar
if we had a garden that'd be a fab idea, may have to talk my parents into growing perches for Starbuck!
 
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can anyone suggest good websites for getting these types of perches? I've been looking this evening - I want to get a natural wood one and a cotton rope one, and they are hard to find!

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I'll try to look into for you and will let you know
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Barrie this was an excellent thread! I also vote on making this a sticky. I offer my fids a variety wooden perches (Cholla, grape wood, and manzinata perches) as well as cotton rope perches. They seem to all favor the cotton rope perches though. I also totally agree on the false advertisement with the sand perches!
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advice needed please, I've managed to find these 2 natural perches on ebay, are either of them any good?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/REAL-NATURAL-W...item2c561ba876

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Y-Perch-Natura...item45f2d3e899

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My only concern is - it doesn't say what type of wood it is.

I know Pets at Home sell natural java wood perches but unsure of pricing - As mine are in a large flight area - I have always used pine dowel - plain and fluted but sure someone with more experience can help
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As well as cotton too (conscious of conviction for just using pine - lol)
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I have good luck with this hardwood perch that I was able to find at a wal-mart. NOt a dowel hardwood but it looks like a branch with the bark shaved off. That is the favorite place to sit next to a cotton rope swing. I keep a safety perch in for nail and beak but as the middle one so it isn't the primary. I put in a nice manzanita the other day. His feet should never get bored lol.

But I would have never known any of this without lots of research and reading the articles here. The petshop sold me sand perch covers and recommended them and said the dowel rods in the cage were just fiiiiiine. Yea...those were all in the trash a few days later
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Lots of pet store workers have no clue what they're talking about, they just go along with the general things that people THINK a bird would need... I want to get a job at a pet store just so I can guide people in a better direction!

BTW guys, the place where I get most of my bird supplies sells rope perches for $12......I got the same one at Wal-Mart for $5.....score.
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