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Enrichment for Captive Birds - PVC Perch/Play Stand

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 Captive birds, especially parrots, require a significant amount of enrichment.  They are very intelligent and become bored easily.  If they are not given enough to keep them busy and engaged they will develop illness and/or self-destructive behavior.  A quick, easy and inexpensive solution to this problem can be made with some readily available PVC parts.  The parts are easy to put together, take apart and put back together again in different configurations that give your bird an endless variety of new perches to climb and explore.  These can be made very simple and small or very large and complex.  It's all up to your imagination and available supplies.
I'm using 1/2" PVC pipes for small or some medium sized birds.  Adapt your supplies and construction to the appropriate size for your type of bird.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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  Tools
PVC cutter
Scissors (for wrapping)
Sander / Sand Paper (for sanding)

  Consumables
1x10 foot x 1/2" PVC pipe
1/2" PVC SxS connectors 
    6x T connectors
    12x 90º elbows
    2x 45º elbows
    1x 4way connector

  Optional
VetTape or VetWrap cohesive flexible bandage - I'm using 4" x 5 yard rolls
Sisal Rope or Natural Fiber Cord
Zip Ties
Wood, Paper or Plastic toy parts
hi,this is fantasting and colourfull ,but i m gonna set up a small ladder with it ,bcoz my bird wings are clipped it can fly ,so it ll be easy to the bird to climb and sit on ther perch...can u ve a any idea how to set up a ladder with it ?????????????
Shurweenoya3 years ago
Dude! This is amazing! I'm totally going to try this thank you so much! :)
ahmad21174 years ago
i love how you make these amazing play perches