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Suet is a type of bird food used to attract insect-eating birds such as chickadees, mockingbirds, warblers and kinglets. The suet is usually formed in to lard filled cakes and given to birds for food. Here are a few great brands worth checking out -


http://www.cabelas.com/product/Birdola174-Suet-Cake/1084977.uts?WT.z_mc_id1=43000000153261679&pcrid=15757538718&WT.srch=1&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=google'hom_Outdoor+Furnishings_Lawn+Garden'USA&rid=20


http://www.petsmart.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=2769116

Allied Precision... | Answered on Apr 23, 2019


Absolutely! Mealworms are a great source of nutrition of most species of birds, especially robins and wrens.

Allied Precision... | Answered on Jul 27, 2018


The most popular types of bird ladders are made from either wood or plastic. There are a few other varieties of ladders that are highly recommended, including both formable and swing styles.

The links below will give you examples of the former styles.

http://www.perchfactory.com/bird_cage_ladders/formable_bird_cage_ladders.htm

http://www.perchfactory.com/bird_cage_ladders/swinging_bird_cage_ladders.htm

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


As long as you provide a variety of perches in your bird's cage, the choice of which to use for sleeping is up to your bird. Your bird most likely knows, instinctively, where they want to sleep. The only type of perch I would recommend not allowing your bird to sleep on is a sandpaper perch. My personal favorite perch style for sleeping is a Booda perch.

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


I found you a very informative video tutorial on making your own bird perches - I hope you find it helpful.

http://www.ehow.com/video_5361316_build-bird-perches.html

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


Yes, edible perches do exist, although they are fairly new. They are exactly what the name suggests - perches that your bird can chew and eat. They are a good way for your bird to obtain valuable nutrients into their diets.

Here a few examples of good quality edible bird perches:

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11147444

http://www.perchfactory.com/bird_cage_perches/calcium_perches.htm

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


Heated perches are great for providing your bird with great circulation for their feet. They are highly recommended for exotic birds. Most heated perches are controlled using a thermostat and are most commonly made from a scratch and bite resistant non-toxic plastic.


Here are some examples of good quality heated bird perches:


http://www.birdsupplies.com/thermo-perch-heated-bird-perch/


http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=10899


http://mybirdstore.com/PERCHES_AND_SWINGS-HEATED_PERCHES.html

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


From what I have learned, sandpaper perches can damage your bird's feet, causing a condition known as "bumblefoot". They tend to be too abrasive. I would recommend buying a cement perch instead.

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


Birds have tendons on their feet, called flexor tendons, which respond well to pressure. This allows them to sleep comfortably on a perch without the worry of falling off. These tendons run down the back of a birds leg all the way to the tips of their toes. As the bird lands on a perch, the tendons pull on the toes and close them tightly.

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


I would avoid using plastic perches. They may seem like a good option, both for cleaning and in price; however it is very unhealthy for your bird to eat away at the plastic and possible ingestion could be dangerous.

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


This is a type of perch for your bird cage that allows for some self-grooming. It is a great way to trim down your bird's nails. They often come in great space-saving styles such as corner perches and half sizes. Look into concrete-blended perches. In my opinion they are the best type of grooming perches. Here are a few examples -


http://www.perchfactory.com/bird_cage_perches/sandy_cement_perches.htm


http://www.avianenrichment.com/store/pc/Grooming-Perches-c133.htm

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


You should stagger the perches throughout the cage in different areas and at varying heights. This will increase the amount of exercise your bird gets. Do not install perches directly over your birds food and water bowl. Waste will drop and contaminate the food.

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


You should have a minimum of 3 perches - one for sleeping, and two others made of different materials and of varying sizes. This will give your bird enough variety without overcrowding the cage.

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


Perch diameter is an extremely important factor in relation to perch choice. It is crucial that you choose a perch that is the right size for your bird. Here is a sizing chart I came across to help educate you further on perch diameter. Your bird's foot should wrap around approximately 2/3 of the perch; their toes should never meet/overlap.



Bird size Perch Diameter

Extra small 1/2 an inch or less
Small 1/2 an inch to 5/8 of an inch
Medium 3/4 of an inch to 1 inch
Large 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches
Extra Large 2 inches to 2 1/2 inches

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


Manzanita perches are natural wood perches. I would highly recommend this type of bird perch. The uneven surfaces of the Manzanita perch mimic your bird's natural environment. They are also great for building strong feet and leg muscles.

Here are a few sites to look at in regards to Manzanita perches.


http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11147209

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=manzanita+perches

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


Yes. It is a good idea to get your bird a variety of perch sizes. Smaller perches allow for a better grip resulting in increased exercise, while larger perches will help trim your bird's nails and beaks.

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


Washing a rope perch is actually quite simple. All you need is a product to rid of bird waste - such as **** Off. Begin by spraying the rope with this product to loosen debris. Rinse your rope under warm water and place inside a pillow case. Put the pillow case in the laundry machine and wash. Make sure to air dry the rope.

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


There are several types of perches including rope, hardwood, softwood (dowel), cement, plastic and edible versions.

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012


A large percentage of a birds life is spent on their feet. A good quality perch is one that is easy to clean, comfortable for the bird and constructed from a material that will prevent future foot problems.

Allied Precision... | Answered on Aug 30, 2012

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