Sun Deck Small 8" x 5-1/2"
Is good for my needs
This sun deck works well for my one leg Goffin Cockatoo.
February 7, 2014
Super for handicapped bird
I have a handicapped tiel that just loves this. I can setup his dishes on it also and makes life so much easier for him.
December 2, 2013
Also great for rats
I'm not sure that my review will matter as I bought large and small sun decks for my pet rats and not birds, BUT....a lot of rat owners will buy toys and furniture intended for ferrets and birds since there aren't very many of these things dedicated specifically for rats.
Anyway, I bought these to use in a double Critter Nation cage. This cage is awesome, but the wide doors in front make it hard to use shelves and ledges that attach to the bars with a bolt and washer as you need one hand in the cage and one hand out of the cage to attach. The doors are 18" wide so it's very difficult to maneuver around to do this. I needed shelves that can attach to the inside of the cage only. That's where these sun decks came in.
The hooks needed to be bent back slightly to fit over the bars (the DCN's bars are very close together so the hooks wouldn't fit) but after that, they're easy to attach and detach. The shelves support the weight of adult rats and don't move around. What I really like about them is I can layer some fleece on top and clip it in place with mini binder clips, and leave the bottom part exposed to attach additional toys to the wire. My rats like having the additional space to climb and perch on.
July 4, 2013
Great for finches too!
These are wonderful cage accessories for small birds too. I use them in three ways -
1. They are good platforms to support nest boxes.
2. For my finches that scorn boxes and insist on nesting in the greenery, I cover the grid with paper towel and secure a piece of plastic mesh canvas across the back to keep nesting materials from falling out of the cage, shape the greenery over and around the platform to anchor the grass - instant shrubbery nest that the birds readily accept - after thinking about it for a day or two.
3. I clip on a couple of layers of paper towel with small binder clips to make a platform. The finches love to sit on these. I also use them for small treat dishes. The bonus is that larger food dishes can be placed under them on the cage floor, "roofing" the dish over to keep the food clean. I have also used two or three one above the other. This maximizes perching/feeding space in the cage, and the finches have no hesitation in going to the middle ones. I couldn't manage my flight without them.
If you have a fair sized cage, these are worth experimenting with. I use the small size, but just purchased a large one because I wanted a larger "roof" for a watering station.
January 26, 2013