hey all, i have a 20 something yr. old quaker. im wanting to put a shelf in his cage so he has somewhere solid to stand if he wants. i have a piece of laminate shelf that i would like to use. i would also be wrapping material around it. is there any problem using something like this? if not, what would be safe?....thanx...debbie
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Post by Jan and Shah on Sept 2, 2014 16:48:44 GMT -5
I had a cockatiel that couldnt perch so I used a wooden ladder and covered it with wadding, then calico and the top layer was cotton - I used velcro on the cotton cover so I could replace it for washing. The bird could not get to the velcro which was on the underside of the ladder. The angle of the ladder was very slight so the bird could move up and down it without any problem. I cant see any problem with you covering the shelf.
Hi, I have a twenty-something Quaker, too. I'm not sure I can quite picture what you have in mind for the shelf, but it sounds like it would be alright, if he is not much of a chewer. I give Peppy perches in a variety of sizes and shapes. He seems to like the highest one, of course, which is a concrete one on the large side. He also likes one that is similar, but a bit smoother, which is kind of a flattened round. His toes don't come close to wrapping around either one, but he can grip them. I'd be a little surprised if your bird likes a solid stand, but you never know until you try.
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Quaker Peppy (RIP my sweet pea), CAG Allie, dogs Wanda and Bonnie, feral kitties Cleo and Antoinette, mice Charlotte and Emily, née Jake and Elwood
Post by benegesserit on Sept 4, 2014 8:14:35 GMT -5
There's a nice assortment on this page...I haven't had any experience with a disabled or senior bird, but these types of perches and platforms are what I usually see in the cages of rescues who had need of them