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Old 08-08-2013, 07:03 AM
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Perches

I have an awesome little BH Pionus. I've had him for about 5 years now and have always brought him perches from one of my local reptile shops. Now I don't know the name of the said perches but he loves them and chews them down till I get him some more (no problem with this as they are cheap as chips). Anyway the shop has now closed down and I cant find these branches anywhere.

So what do you use peeps?
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:56 AM
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Re: Perches

If you were on this side of the fish pond, I would have several suggestions for you, but not being familiar with the offerings locally to you, I'll let your nearby brethren jump in.....there are a number of active members who will probably jump in soon.....

Good luck.....
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:27 AM
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Re: Perches

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If you were on this side of the fish pond, I would have several suggestions for you, but not being familiar with the offerings locally to you, I'll let your nearby brethren jump in.....there are a number of active members who will probably jump in soon.....

Good luck.....
Oh no go for it may we have the same here or I could get it sent over.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:05 PM
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Re: Perches

Scarlett's Parrot Essentials is a good starting point for anything bird related in the UK. Great range of products and they're really helpful if you need advise or recommendations.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:32 PM
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Re: Perches

Usually reptile stores will carry these three woods, you can buy all three online.

Grape wood



driftwood(comes in any shape and size)




And Mopani wood, this is a very heavy wood that's usually light and smooth on one side while the other is dark and rough

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Old 08-08-2013, 08:19 PM
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Re: Perches

Dragonwood works really well. I harvest my own here in Fla. I've sent several pieces to folks in the UK. The shipping sucks. Perches are cheap but shipping is like 25$ on anything. I'll be happy to send you a perch if you'll pay the shipping. PM me the size.And i'll check the shipping rate. Remember bigger package, bigger bucks . For Poi and tiel ,, smaller straight, short, bolt on perches shouldn't cost too much to ship Maybe under 1ft in length. i have tons of that smaller stuff.Heck ,i use it to charcoal the steaks.
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Re: Perches

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Dragonwood works really well. I harvest my own here in Fla. I've sent several pieces to folks in the UK. The shipping sucks. Perches are cheap but shipping is like 25$ on anything. I'll be happy to send you a perch if you'll pay the shipping. PM me the size.And i'll check the shipping rate. Remember bigger package, bigger bucks . For Poi and tiel ,, smaller straight, short, bolt on perches shouldn't cost too much to ship Maybe under 1ft in length. i have tons of that smaller stuff.Heck ,i use it to charcoal the steaks.
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Re: Perches

Personally I use beech, apple, hawthorn (spikes removed) ask, hazel. There's plent if you have a handy wood near by, being near gatwick shouldn't be to much of an issue hey
I've heard(dunno if it's true) don't use cherry wood. I leave the bark on, gives the bird something to do ripping it up. Just scrub it well
Hope this helps a little.
Can't help on the reptile wood tho.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:35 PM
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Re: Perches

For my birds I use natural perches I collect myself from the local forest. Of course as I have three Cockatoos I obviously need much thicker perches and therefore I don't have many options other than collecting my own. I cut them down to size and then soak them in boiling water for an hour, then I let them bake in the sun until they dry off so that any parasites are dead. I also use Calci-perches which are great for larger birds to chew on.
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Re: Perches

I have also put them into the oven and "baked" them at 200F for an hour. Works good for "dirty" perches that are still in good shape. Scrub them down and bake them.(Natural perches i mean)
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