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.
Step 1: Supplies
Scissors (for wrapping)
Sander / Sand Paper (for sanding)
1x10 foot x 1/2" PVC pipe
1/2" PVC SxS connectors
6x T connectors
12x 90º elbows
2x 45º elbows
1x 4way connector
VetTape or VetWrap cohesive flexible bandage - I'm using 4" x 5 yard rolls
Sisal Rope or Natural Fiber Cord
Wood, Paper or Plastic toy parts