Parrot Perch Ideas

October 5, 2004

A parrot perched on a wooden dowelParrot perches can be quite expensive. They need jungle gyms and toys to play with or else they get bored and begin to exhibit negative behaviors like feather plucking. My parrot loves a wooden collapsible clothes dryer, the kind you hang clothes on in your house.


He climbs on it and loves to chew the wood. It's not pretty like the ones you buy at the pet store, but it's only about $10 instead of $40.

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June 13, 2021

What's a good diameter if you're using round raw branches as perches?


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June 13, 20210 found this helpful

It depends on the size of the bird. There is a helpful chart here.

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The bird's feet should encircle approximately 3/4 of the perch, with nail tips firmly touching the surface.

Here are a couple of sites offering information on choosing, attaching and caring for natural bird perches:


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June 22, 20210 found this helpful

A general perch is somewhere chicken can sit, maybe have a quick nap etc. Unlike most wild birds and smaller cage birds, chickens hens sleep with their feet flat. They do not grip the perch. Chicken rest their feet solidly on the perch. 3-4 inches is generally a good size for most chickens. If you have bantams, then 1 inch wide roosting perch will be ok. But if you have a mixed flock, then make a mixture of perch sizes.

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July 1, 20210 found this helpful

Size of perches.

  • Get several branches with decreasing sizes as they grow from the tree.
  • Get several different sizes of branches.
  • See which ones your bird takes to.
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  • Recycle the ones that are not the right sizes.
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