Choosing a Rope Perch
Choosing a Rope Perch: Bendable Cotton and Sisal Perches Are Comfortable!
Comfy rope perches make a great addition to your bird’s cage. Available in both cotton and sisal rope, parrots appreciate a variety of perching surfaces rather than always having to perch on a hard surface. Tightly twisted rope offers a little cushion over and above wood perches and some birds strongly prefer them for sleeping perches.
Available in several different diameters, many of these perches feature a metal insert that makes them stiff yet bendable so that you can reshape them to fit your needs. These perches come in a variety of lengths, some with plastic hardware and others with metal hardware. Some of them are are long enough to stretch the width of a bird cage.
While all birds welcome a these perches, a bird with foot problems is especially grateful for the ease of standing on a more cushy perch surface and the ability to dig its toenails into the twisted rope.
Caring For Your Rope Perch
During your weekly cleaning, inspect the perch for fraying strings that a bird could possibly get a toe caught in. The pictured Bungee needs a good haircut this week! Aggressively tri m all frays. You can place your perch in a "delicate style" washing machine bag and was it in the washing machine or dishwasher. Make sure that the perch is rinsed well so your bird doesn't ingest detergent!
HINT: Cholla wood perches also make great perches for birds with foot problems. A cholla perch holes and arope perch allows the bird offers stability.