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I am very proud of making a hanging padded platform perch for my birds today! There was an odd empty space in my room, so I decided that I should make something to go there. This is not machine washable and for small birds only. It would probably be a better idea to replace the cardboard with plastic so you could hand wash it, but oh well. Here's how I did it:

1. Get a shoe box, and trace a circle on the lid and the bottom using a bowl and some sort of pen (I found that Sharpie works best, just remember not to use it around the birds, because of the fumes).
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2. Cut them out using a utility/Xacto knife or a box cutter.
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3. Hot glue the circles together.
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4. Hot glue twine or rope on like so.
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5. Cut 2 same-sized circles out of cloth.
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6. Hot glue the cloth to both sides.
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7. Hang using a pear clip! (I don't know why I have a random board with "K" on it, I found it in the attic and it looks cool!)
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Yeahhhh... this needs a lot of modifications..... welp, I'm just proud I did it, and my birds seem to like it! Seriously though, I recommend making HUGE modifications to this before doing it. My birds don't have issues with chewing stuff, and I can clean it with some effort, but it will not be this way for most birds.


Peace!
-Ollie
 

Flboy

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I like it! A simple modification. For the cardboard, use the corrugated plastic stuff used for roadside signs! They get put everywhere and left! In Florida, they are actually illegal to put out on public property! Hint, hint!
 

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