Bird Perches & Toys

We have A-grade pet supplies for our customers with various types of birds. We have varieties of food, treats, and accessories to meet the needs of your feathery friend.
Let’s talk bird perches and bird toys! In this blog post, we will answer all your questions about bird perches. What are bird perches for? What materials are bird perches safe? Why are dowel bird perch bad for birds? Are plastic bird perches bad for birds? Can I put tree branches in my birdcage? We will also cover the best types of bird toys: what makes a good toy, how many should be in a cage, and which ones are safe for birds.

Uses bird perches

Bird perches are bird’s favorite places to hang out. They serve several purposes, including giving your bird safe footholds on the cage bars so they can reach higher-up food and water dishes, as well as providing them with comfortable resting spots for their feet.

Types of bird perches

There are several bird perch types, including natural tree branches. These come in a variety of thicknesses and diameters to suit the bird’s needs. Some examples include sisal rope bird perches or wooden dowel bird perches that provide more stability for birds who spend their time on the ground when they play.

Safe Materials for bird perches

The best bird perch material is metal wire (such as stainless steel). These types of materials will not corrode or cause injury if in contact with an avian mouth, which may be why birds use metal branches found outdoors for natural roosting sites instead. Some wooden dowels that have been pressure-treated with toxic chemicals should also be avoided because these chemicals could potentially leech into the air at levels high enough to be hazardous to bird health.

Why are dowel perches bad for birds?

Wooden dowels may contain toxic chemicals used in the pressure treatment process, which could leech into a bird’s environment at levels high enough to be potentially harmful. The issue with metal wire perches is that over time they can corrode due to moisture droplets left on them from bathing or leaves and other natural debris collecting as well. Metal wires also provide a surface area for bacteria growth if not cleaned properly (which bird owners often forget). These surfaces become more problematic because of their shape and size; bird feet naturally come in contact with these spaces when using the perch, making them difficult places for bacterial colonies to grow without being disturbed by some sort of bird activity.

The bird’s feet are not the only area of concern; wire perches also affect bird feathers that accumulate dust, dirt, and debris as a result of sitting in contact with them for long periods at a time. Dust particles can irritate or even cause respiratory problems when inhaled by birds or people who live with birds, such as children. Perches made from non-toxic materials like wood do not present these risks to bird health over time because they don’t pose any risk if cleaned properly ( meaning no corrosive metal content). They don’t need to be replaced too often either!

Wooden dowel bird perches provide many benefits: It is difficult for bacteria colonies to grow on wooden dowel bird perches because they are porous and dry so the bird can maintain a healthy, clean footpad. Wooden dowel bird perches are also very durable and strong if made from quality materials such as kiln-dried wood (meaning there is no risk of splinters).

Are plastic perches bad for birds?

No, not necessarily! Plastic bird perches are a great option for quick birdcage clean-up because they can be taken apart and thrown in the dishwasher. However, if you have an acrylic or polycarbonate birdcage these bird cages need to use plastic with added UV protection so that they will not break down over time. This is why we recommend our ike wood dowel bird perches which also do not require any additional safety measures but just regular cleaning. Our wooden dowels come unassembled (meaning no tool required) and include easy assembly instructions on how to put them together quickly without the risk of splinters, as some other brands may have. Plus all our products come with lifetime warranty coverage – there’s never been a bird perch or bird toy more bird-safe, well designed, and backed with a warranty.

Are concrete perches good?

We do not recommend concrete bird perches because they do not provide any padding or give for a bird’s feet like other materials. Some people use these types of bird perch thinking that it is safer than using a wood dowel, but this is actually the opposite case – concrete does not offer additional safety measures and some birds may start to chew on them, potentially chipping their beak which can lead to infection.

Can I put tree branches in my birdcage?

There are many different opinions when it comes to putting tree branches in your birdcage so we recommend consulting with an expert before deciding as there have been cases where certain trees were toxic or dangerous if ingested by birds (such as linden). However, many bird cages have a tree branch built-in which can provide both mental stimulation and something for the bird to chew on.

What tree branches are safe for birds?

We recommend consulting with a bird expert first before adding any tree branches to your birdcage. However, there are some experts in the pet bird niche that have compiled lists of safe and unsafe trees for birds as well as plants.

What makes a good bird toy?

The best bird toys engage your bird’s natural hunting instincts, stimulate their intelligence, develop coordination skills and encourage social interaction with other birds or humans while providing some form of physical exercise. One type of toy is called “toys on ropes,” where you attach pieces of string to branches from fruit-bearing trees like apple or cherry trees (or any kind). The bird will then find these strings by feeling them move through the air currents as they fly around inside the cage – this encourages flight, jumping, and climbing within the cage.

How many toys should be in a birdcage?

In bird cages, it is a good idea to have at least one toy for every bird – more than that would be even better.