Be sure your selected perches correctly fit your
bird – her toes should neither wrap completely
around nor lie flat against any perch. Also, plan
to change perch placement and/or selection
periodically to keep her agile and entertained.
|hile on her perch, your pet bird
sleeps, eats, plays, relaxes, and
watches her world. Without adequate perch
variety, however, perching can be anything
but pleasant. Clutching a single style of
perch 24/7 creates constant, unvarying
muscle and skeletal pressure, which leads
to pain, stiffness, and even arthritis.
Perch variety can eliminate
perching pain. Different sizes, shapes, and
textures let your bird exercise all the muscles in
her legs and feet as she constantly adjusts her
grip. To evaluate her perch needs, observe her
while she's both active and resting, and then provide
two or more perches from these various styles.