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Thread: Perches?!!?!?!?!?! What perches are ok for Budgies?

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    Re: Perches?!!?!?!?!?! What perches are ok for Budgies?

    I like natural perches, too. I'm not too crazy about dowel perches. They don't have 'character'. Not meaning for looks, per se. But, I like something that has a variety of textures, curves and thicknesses. That's what I call 'character'. It's something that gives the birds better choices for where they want to perch, and it helps prevent foot fatigue, in my opinion.
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    Re: Perches?!!?!?!?!?! What perches are ok for Budgies?

    Read http://birdtricks.com/blog/how-to-us...ur-birds-cage/
    She uses crepe myrtle branches, but they are toxic to most birds! She also used bleach but that can kill your birds as well. Again, I recommend Dawn and a toothbrush. If further cleaning is needed, use straight vinegar instead of bleach!
    The ONLY reason for sending you here is to show you options.

    My budgies have always gotten fig (not ficus) tree and peach tree branches. Usually, fig branches get stripped while peach branches don't. A fig branch has multiple diameters and "Y"s over a short distance. It runs diagonally from lower, thicker sections near food and water to thinner areas in an upper corner. An unstripped peach branch runs approx across to allow roosting areas. My budgies have been pleased with this set up for awhile. I use a similar set up in other cages but often use different woods.

    This site is rather comprehensive toxic/non-toxic list and more: http://www.parrot-and-conure-world.c...for-birds.html

    An additional note, some controversy exists regarding phyto toxins in cabbages like kale and broccoli regarding budgies. Even though this is a much debated topic, only you can decide if you feed these to your birds.

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