Java Wood Branches Extra Small
Very heavy with mostly unusable branches...but beautiful
First off, it's tricky buying a natural product that can vary so wildly piece by piece online, I was expecting some compromises to be made.
I ordered three "medium" sized branches for an Eclectus parrot. Two of the three are mostly comprised of sections that a harpy eagle would have trouble perching on (3"-4" + diameter). The ridiculously thick branches are slippery smooth making it impossible for the poor medium sized parrot to stand on and so take up a lot of useless space.
On top of that the thickness add a great deal of weight to the perch so that when it's bolted on to the sides of the parrot cage, it bends the bars which causes the perch to sway. (I think the sway issue would be less of a problem in one of those heavy-duty-giant-cast-iron-macaw-dome-top style cages).
Final note, there are so many extra nobs and unusable stubs branching out in random directions that a daily, nay, hourly poop wiping regimen would be a must. The best way to buy something like this would be in person.
That said, the branches are beautiful specimens to hold and behold outside of the cage and the price is not bad at all. If I can think of a non parrot related use for them, I'll keep them.
September 5, 2014