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Birds spend the majority of their time standing on their feet, so good perches are essential. Just as you prefer a comfortable pair of shoes, birds need comfortable perches. Birds also use perches to rub their beaks on to remove pieces of food. An ideal perch is easily cleaned, comfortable to the bird, and of the proper material and diameter to prevent foot problems. Perches may be stationary or swinging. All cage items, including perches, should be selected knowing that birds like to chew, shred, and destroy things, and therefore items will often need to be replaced.

Diameter

As a general rule, a bird's foot should wrap itself around about 2/3 of the perch. The perch should never be so small that the bird's front toes meet or overlap the back toe(s). The accompanying chart provides some guidelines as to proper diameters for various sizes of birds. Birds will do best if the perches are of unequal diameter along their width, as could be found with natural branches, and some plastic branches. If all perches are the same diameter, the bird will always be placing pressure on the same areas on the foot. This can cause thinning of the scales, redness, and possibly infection of the bottom of the foot. Having perches of various sizes and materials within the cage will also help prevent foot problems.

Below is a general guideline when choosing a perch for your parrot:

Placement

Perches should be placed in front of food and water dishes, so the dishes can be easily reached by the bird. To avoid droppings contaminating the food or water, avoid placing perches over the dishes. Perches should be placed so the bird's tail will not touch the side of the cage when sitting on the perch. Place perches at various levels within the cage, but avoid using too many perches, which could prevent the bird from flying (especially a smaller bird such as a canary or finch).

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Natural wood perches best mimic your parrots natural environment as they come with texture and thickness variation which help to build up his feet and leg muscles.
Rope perches are an ideal way to create visual interest, color and climbing challenge in the cage, not to mention a great way to massage tender talons.
A variety of Pedicure Perches to trim nails and beak, stimulate leg muscles, and promote healthy feet.
Tents Swings Others
Provide a safe haven or cozy sleeping area for your companion parrot.
Bird swings help strengthen legs, torsos, and necks, and tone muscles, in addition to helping keep your bird mentally alert as he shifts and balances his weight.
Variety of perches and swings for your parrot's perching pleasure!