Your E-mail:
Are you going to go see "Rio 2"?


Printer Friendly

Maintaining Rope Perches

Maintain your bird’s rope perches, and look for wear and tear

By Jessica Pineda

cockatiel on rope perch
Courtesy Travis & Valerie Ried, Iowa
Rope perches can serve as an exercise toy for your pet bird.
 

Rope perches are great because they give pet birds a soft, comfortable place to perch on. Most rope perches are bendable and you can twist them into any shape. Some rope perches come as boings, so pet birds can exercise as well.

It’s also healthy to have different types of perches in your bird’s cage in addition to the standard wooden perch. Rope perches add variety in terms of surface, texture and diameter size for you bird’s feet.

Maintaining your bird’s rope perches is easy. Rope perches are machine-washable so they can be tossed in with a load of laundry or in the dishwasher. Rope perches can also soak in a bird-safe cleaning solution and scrubbed as you would a regular perch.

Wear & Tear
As with any other bird product, rope perches must be inspected often for wear and tear. A bird can get caught in frayed or loose threads of rope perches, especially if their toe nails are overgrow. Inspect all rope perches when cleaning your bird’s cage. Check for any loose threads or anything that your bird’s nail or toe might get caught in.

If you have smaller birds, such as a lovebird or parrotlet, a rope perch might last years without sign of wear or tear. With larger birds, the rope perch might become the toy of choice and be ripped to shreds one day. Toss the remains and get a thicker rope perch for your larger bird.


 Give us your opinion on
Maintaining Rope Perches

Submit a Comment or
Join Club
Earn 1,000 points! What's this?
Reader Comments
My Hahn Macaw Attacks rope perches lol he love loves them though!
Breanna, awesome bird place!, FL
Posted: 6/19/2010 4:13:47 PM
my bird has a particular corner she usually sleeps in anyway, but once i moved her rope perch to that area, i always find her napping on it!
A, C, VA
Posted: 1/8/2010 7:15:19 AM
I would suggest if you machine wash them, that you tie them up in a pillow case so the hardware doesn't bang up your machine
VB, Columbus, OH
Posted: 9/24/2009 3:59:23 PM
I wish I had known that they were machine washable soooooooo long ago!!
Jessica, toronto, ON
Posted: 5/17/2009 10:35:54 PM
View Current Comments
Top Products
d
BirdChannel Home | Bird Breeders | Bird Species | Related Links | BirdChannel Editors and Contributors
DOGS | CATS | FISH | HORSE | REPTILE | SMALL ANIMALS | HOBBY FARMS
                       | Birds USA |  
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed. Your California Privacy Right/Privacy Policy
Advertise With Us  |  SiteMap  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Community Guidelines | Bird eClub Terms
BirdChannel Newsletter Signup | Link to Us | About Us | More Great I-5 Sites
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Become a fan of BirdChannel on Facebook Follow BirdChannel on Twitter
Get social and connect with BirdChannel.



Hi my name's ANGEL

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!
Information on over 200 critter species