Pyramid Play Gym 20" x 20" x 20" high
very nice product
This play gym is nicely made is very stable I have 2 birds 1 budgie and 1tiel. This should work nicely for them after they get over being scared of it.was easy to put together
December 16, 2013
I haven't gotten my birds yet as one is weaning the other in process of being hatched'(Senegal & Black Caique) It was very easy going together and the pieces can be used separately, which is a great plus. I can use the gym on my coffee table or anywhere and the bottom put additional training perch on it. Very versatile. Light and easy to move around inside or out in my yard.
The only thing I'd wish differently is multiple colors instead of the plain wooden look. All in all a nice product and anxious for Peaches & Bandit to use it.
Thank you Lulu
February 14, 2013
Good, but not great play stand
My bird cages are across the room from my desk. If, when they were with me, they would sit and preen or nap, it would be fine but my 21-year-old Mitred Conure wants nothing to do with the 17-year-old Yellow Collar Macaw. And the Macaw has spent 17 years chasing her. I'm lucky to get 2 minutes of work done between moving them around to stop the squabbling. I decided a small play stand would make things easier. I purchased the 20" stand.
The bottom line:
Despite some frustration during set-up, I would purchase this again if I couldn't find anything with a better method of attaching the food dishes. It is a safe and stable place for my birds to hang out when they are away from their cages.
It does what I wanted it for. The Macaw loves it and will hang out on quietly for half an hour at a time. After a few weeks the Conure decided it is not dangerous (putting her favorite treat in one of the dishes helped) and will spend a bit of time on it.
Quality Control. In the instructions:
Step 1 is fasten the ladders to the flat perch. Three fit perfectly, the fourth needed a bit of shoving (but not too much.)
Step 3 is to fasten the center post to the flat perch with the wing nut. No wing nut was included, just regular ones. I'll probably buy one that fits when it needs tightening because it's in an awkward position for a wrench.
Step 4 is to fasten the ladders to the bottom platform. Three ladders fit perfectly. The holes for the fourth were off by almost half an inch. I tried using a nail to hammer two new holes but the fiberboard is quite strong (a good thing) so I borrowed a drill. You can see the edges of the original holes next to the ladders but it isn't bad, just annoying that I had to do it.
The biggest design flaw is with the dishes. A screw sticks up and you twirl the dish down and back when you want to remove it. While I don't remove the food dish often, the water dish needs to be cleaned daily, of course. As the screw can twirl independently, you need a screwdriver to hold it in place while you remove the dish. A far better solution would have been a straight bolt, permanently attached to the dish that dropped through the hole and was held in place with a wing nut.
So far my birds mostly hang out on the top perch but once they start climbing and exploring more I don't expect the hollow perches to stand up to their beaks for long. I don't think replacement perches are available.
February 4, 2014
I ordered the play station for my African Gray and I found it very easy to assemble and my bird loves it. However, ordering was a little miss leading. The picture shows it on a rolling base which has to be ordered separately.
April 29, 2012