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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need PVC Ideas

I would like to make a pvc playstand for my pionus. If you have one, could you please post pics so I can get ideas. Thanks!

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I made a hanging playgym and a tabletop. They will only use the tabletop one if it on top of their cage, but they LOVE the hanging one alot, I guess because it moves!

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That looks awesome! You have a deer or something on your wall? Do the birds land on it? Haha!

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No, they ignore the deer but I have a shoulder mount of a 600 lb hog that I shot hanging in the dining room and they love to land on that! LOL
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That's an awesome playstand Sheila!

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Sheila - Those playgyms are wonderful! Very creative!

I'm surprised they don't land on that deer -- those antlers make wonderful perches for them! LOL!

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Here is a few pics of my stand. When I built it I just bought a ton of pvc, and connectors, and let my imagination go wild. I then added all the branches, ladders, swings and toys hanging from the ceiling. I just keep adding to it.



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WOW! Fabulous!

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Thanks, it has kinda taken over my living room. LOL

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That is so awesome! I wish I had room for something like that.

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Oh my gosh! Those are fabulous! How in the world do you make those?




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Thanks It's really not hard to build them, you start with a base and just build up from there

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These are awesome! I was looking a pvc today, but didn't know where to start and bought nothing. What did you wrap around it? Does it help them be able to keep a grip on it?
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I have used vet wrap to wrap around pvc in the past. I've also used sisal rope, fleece, and sanding them down. You definitely have to do something with the pvc or it's too slippery. I'm hoping to get some pieces soon and try to do something. Still not sure what, but I'll come up with something.

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Can you get PVC in smaller, thinner pieces suited for a budgie or tiel, ects feet? A PVC playgym seems so easy and fun, and you can always remake it, right?

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Shivani, i dont know if they do or not.. but as long as there is vet wrap on it or some kind or grip.. i think budgies and cockatiels could perch on it easily


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Oooh ok I can't wait to go out and buy some PVC piping

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Yes it can be bought in "budgie" size. That is what I used before. Now I need to make something for the pi's cause Boo's playstands are too small for them.

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Here is the one we made for Cricket, i assume you would like a larger one but this shows how simple it can be.
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