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    100% Bird-A-Holic Moulting Belinda's Avatar
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    Homemade Perches

    I've been meaning to do this for ages!!! I finally made my own natural perches tonight. I got the stainless steel hardware from www.myparrotshop.com for much cheaper than i have been able to find them locally, so i'm happy!


    I took the bark off because it looks prettier, hehe!


    Close up of the hardware end.

    For the second perch i added beads and buttons and stuff to chew! It's a play-perch!


    Now i've just got to decide who gets what perch!

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    Once again a great job. Never thought to add toys to the perch, will give it a try here also.
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    Re: Homemade Perches

    what type of wood did you use, belinda?


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    Re: Homemade Perches

    I used eucalyptus branches.

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    They look shop bought they are so good! Brilliant!
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    Re: Homemade Perches

    That looks better then store bought because it looks like birds would actually love to sit and play on it.

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    Wow, I also never thought of adding toys to the perch! They look awesome!
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    Re: Homemade Perches

    Those are great! Next batch of perches I make I'll add toys too... excellent idea!

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    I know this is an old post but I'm wondering what screws are used ? ???
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    Re: Homemade Perches

    Ashie, you can buy the whole thing, washers, screws in ss from the parrot shop

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    The type of screw she has in the photo is called an eye screw. You may be able to get them cheaper from a hardware shop (or just for anyone reading who can't order them from a parrot shop - I haven't seen any online here selling them) - I know that's where we got the big one we use for holding the boing from the ceilling. Screws, etc, from hardware shops will pretty much always be stainless steel (and it'll say on the packet) since no one wants things rusting outside.

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    hardware stores to not sell ss ones here. I have looked and asked.

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    Quote Originally Posted by di_dee1 View Post
    hardware stores to not sell ss ones here. I have looked and asked.
    Really? That's strange. Pretty much all the screws and nails you can buy here are either ss or brass. Maybe it's because you have less rain than up here?

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    who knows. 7 years of drought here and crops dying again. OT sorry, lol.

    OT again, Have 2 farmers here, just asked them, they said high tensile steel, not the same as stainless.

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    our hardwares in brissy only sell screws and bolts in stainless steel.. i have a few, they are used for outdoor decking and things.. but you have to go to a major hardware store and look real hard for them! i got mine at bunnings...


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    Re: Homemade Perches

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythara View Post
    You may be able to get them cheaper from a hardware shop (or just for anyone reading who can't order them from a parrot shop - I haven't seen any online here selling them) -
    I can read thank you all the same.. but i was asking what they're called not where can I buy them and i did look at the site but couldn't find them
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    Re: Homemade Perches

    They are called hanger bolts, screw on one side/bolt on the other.
    http://www.birdsafestore.com/Product...lt__SSHB2.aspx
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    Re: Homemade Perches

    Quote Originally Posted by ashie View Post
    I can read thank you all the same.. but i was asking what they're called not where can I buy them and i did look at the site but couldn't find them
    In the first line of my post I said...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythara
    The type of screw she has in the photo is called an eye screw.
    I never doubted your ability to read, I just mentioned where you could buy them for anyone else who read the thread.

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    I love how you've connected the leather lace and beads!

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    *steals the idea*


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    Re: Homemade Perches

    Great job on the perches!
    They look great!
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    Re: Homemade Perches

    Did you dissinfect the wood from mites etc, and how.

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    i think a good scrub and baking in the oven does well enough for most wood.
    I'm loving the toy perch too. Might just have to nab that idea.

    Are they expensive to make? If not you should so sell them. I'd buy if it werent for the P&P here1


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    Re: Homemade Perches

    very nice, you did a great job.
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    Re: Homemade Perches

    Those are sweet! You should sell them!

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    Re: Homemade Perches

    Excellent idea, I must try that for my birds.

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