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Red face perch questions

this is directed at those with birds who are heavy chewers, or have large parrots with strong beaks.


what are the hardest natural wood perches you use for your birds?


munch needs specialty perches... willow and other woods arent good for her--she shreds them and makes nests out of them!

i have tried sycamore, birch, willows, maples, and manzanita.


so far, she can only have manzanita, but i want to know if there are others that are like manzanita.


i have a java wood branch in the tiels cage, it feels pretty hard, but i dont want to risk the tiels losing their perch to test it out lol they spend a lot of time on that perch.


so does java wood compare to manzanita? i need a smooth, barkless, and hard wood for munch's perches.


she cant have rope perches either as she shreds those. now that she is done laying (she's sitting on the eggs still) i need to work on ways to prevent giving her ways to nest--hard to do when she will even use her seed shells to make a nest!


so what do you all think? she needs more perches that she cant turn into a nest.



for fun, i shall get photos of the perches she has destroyed and post them here, so you can see what we are dealing with lol



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I would go for java if you can get more. I've had a few scrapes on them from large beaks but otherwise no dent from another bird

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thanks! for christmas or her birthday she might get a few

or next time i have to order pellets!

she destroys willow branches within a day, it's scary lol

she just needs more variety.

right now shes got ONE willow perch (she sleeps on it), a plastic perch, a calcium perch, a manzanita perch, a climbing net, a wire ledge, and a fleece covered wood ledge... but her cage feels empty so i want to get her one or two more perches. but its hard because she's so destructive and it makes her nesty! she eats dowels for breakfast!



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photos of the perch damage of the ones i still have left lol


this one is now in the tiel's cage, but you can see the chewing munch did when she had it:




this WAS munch's, but she just chewed it into a pulp and could care less about it after, so the tiels have it now too lol







this rope perch was the one holding munch's water dish up, but now it is a cage top perch





a birch branch splintered at the end, munch did it. this is now in mango's cage







curly willow branch, this is now mango's... was an out of cage perch munch had access to.




willow, same perch, different views












this is still in munch's cage, she doesnt reach it as often anymore as the end of it is under her ledge





silver maple playgym tree




willow in mango's cage




willow branch, debarked




another willow, splintered and chewed









those are the ones that survived.



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what about locust you would need older trees because young ones have briars but they may work

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i dont have locust trees that i can safely identify in my area :/



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oh well darn dusty does not chew his perches but wood toys he destroys till nothing left i hope you find something that will work

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Oh wow, she sure has a busy beak, you just have to keep replacing them once she's chewed through them. You could try bamboo perches, I think there's someone on Talk Cockatiels that sells bamboo perches, you could copy the idea and make your own bamboo perches .

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How about grapevine perches? Can you get a hold on any of those?

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true, i COULD get bamboo, but bamboo does splinter. the tiels have a bamboo perch, it used to be Toby's favourite perch.

so i will add bamboo and java on to my list so far


i have gotten natural grapevines, she chews them. i dont know about store bought sandblasted ones though :/



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Bamboo will splinter if you split it in half or something. But if you use the whole piece without splitting it then it's probably okay.
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i'll make a trip eventually for some, it's cold and today is my relax day so not going anywhere. maybe tomorrow after work



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The problem is the harder the wood is the more slippery the wood is going to be, so I don't know how you're going to deal with this.
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well, we have sandpaper to help give the perches a rougher surface she also has a very strong grip.


she spends most of her day on the cage bottom chasing toys around, but i'd still like her to have a bit more perch variety up top for her to choose from.



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this is currently her cage




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Ive always used gumtree branches for my larger cockies like Black Cockatoos. They would last ages and they loved chewing the bark off them and making a mess!
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