I wanted to make a perch for my Quaker. It is recommended that you use Parrot safe wood? Does anyone know what type of woods they mean? I thought making one would be cheaper than buying one? I was going to make one out of a cutting board. NEW. And a wood dowel from a towel rack
Last Edit: Feb 12, 2018 15:56:42 GMT -5 by lromanony
If the cutting board is held together with glue, or if you're unsure of the type of wood it is or if it may have been "seasoned" or treated with chemicals, then it's best to find another source material for perches. If you use a wooden dowel, you'll need to rough up the surface-- dowels tend to be smooth and that's not the best surface for parrots to grip. They can be scored with a knife or roughened with a file or rasp or with coarse sandpaper.
I was wondering the same thing. I would like to put branches in the cage from outside. I figured it is real wood, great texture and sizes and natural to chew on. Do I have to do anything to them before I put them in the cage? Any suggestions would be wonderful. Thank you!!!