Perch Material Comparison
Built in grip variety, birds love to strip bark, provides chewing outlet.
|Make sure wood is pesticide/insecticide free and is a safe, non-toxic wood for birds.|
|Rope||Soft, comfortable and irregular gripping surface.||Maintenance or replacement required if excessive fraying occurs.|
|Conditioning||Reduces frequency of beak and nail grooming.||Can irritate feet if alternate perch surfaces unavailable.|
|PVC/Acrylic||Durable and easy to clean.||Often too uniform in size, slippery if not textured.|
|Leather||Soft, comfortable grip. Provides chewing outlet.||Difficult to clean.|
|Milled Wood Dowel||Inexpensive||Size uniformity and smoothness doesn't exercise feet. Not recommended if additional perch alternatives not provided|
|Rubber/Latex||Soft, good traction, colorful.||Destructible by large beaks.|
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