Bolt on Natural Branch Perch – Various Sizes
$9.00 – $10.50 (inc GST)
available between $15.00 - $2,000.00 Learn More
Bolt on perches are a great addition to your birds’ cage. They are easy to attach to the inside or outside of the cage and can also be used in aviaries. Each natural branch has been hand selected by me from safe, native trees. They all have bark on them, so they’re great for your parrot to chew as well as being good for their feet and beak. These should replace the dowel perches provided cages, as well as bolt on ‘concrete’ or sandpaper perches. As the bark is worn or chewed and the perch becomes smooth, they should be replaced with new, barky branches.
There is a mix of Paperbark, Bottle Brush, Wattle, Eucalypt, Casuarina and other native branches. Multiple perches are pictured in most photos, to show the variety of bark types, however they are sold as individual items. Purchase the quantity that you require. These branches are gathered locally, from fresh native trees. The branches are cleaned via a light scrub (to remove insects and debris, without taking too much bark off), then disinfected with F10 (bird safe veterinary disinfectant) and sun dried before use. As a natural product, each branch will vary and may have some natural imperfections. Lichen can be normal on certain branches and is safe. These branches are normally fairly straight and don’t have major forks. If you’d like a forked branch, check out the individually listed Unique Forked Branch.
100% stainless steel hardware is used, for the safest product for your bird. Each perch comes with a wingnut and 2 washers, to attach the perch to cage or aviary bars. The standard washers are 32mm in diameter, so suit most cage bars. The option exists to upgrade to large, 50mm washers for particularly large cage bars (recommended for bar spacing 2cm or wider). Or, if you already have a stash of spare wingnuts and washers from previous, chewed perches, you can choose the option to not have this hardware included.
Bolt on perches are available in 15cm, 20cm, 25cm and 30cm lengths (please allow for a difference of up to 1cm per perch). Choose the length to suit your space. The shorter perches are ideal for use on the inside of your birds’ cage door (most doors that swing outwards are big enough to have the perch move in and out of the door space with it), while the longer ones suit your birds’ main cage space best. They can also be used as a ‘veranda’ outside of your birds’ cage.
Thin branches are normally 1.5cm – 2.5cm in diameter, while thick branches are 2.5cm – 5cm in diameter. Extra-thick perches measure over 5cm in diameter and are available HERE. It is recommended to provide your bird with a range of branch thicknesses and bark types. See the ‘description’ tab below for details of what perches will best suit your breed of bird. When multiple perches are ordered, I always aim to provide a variety where available. If you have a preference of which bark type you receive, please mention this in your order notes and I will do my best to accommodate. Please note, all types might not be available at all times and I always provide a fair variety.
This product is handmade by me (Kirsty). While I often have some perches pre-made and ready to send, some orders may wait while I prepare new perches. Normally this wait is only a few days to a week. Feel free to contact me to check availability.
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My recommendations for perch thickness, dependent on breed of bird are below. This is referring to the available perches in your birds’ whole living space.
Budgie & Lovebird: All thin except for 1 thick.
Cockatiel, Conure, Quaker (and similar small parrots): Mostly thin, but around 25% thick perches.
Indian Ringneck & Hahn’s Macaw: Around 25% thin, the rest thick.
Alexandrine: All thick except for 1 thin.
Galah, Corella, African Grey: All thick except for 1 extra-thick.
Eclectus, Large Cockatoos & Macaws: Mix of thick and extra-thick.