Prevue Pet birdie basics perch is made of natural wood. It's a simple and useful addition to any bird cage. Perch cage accessories provide birds with a place to play sit and exercise. Measures 3/4-inch diameter by 17-inch length. Comes in 2...

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Choosing to have a bird as a pet can sometimes be more of a challenge that having a four legged pet, like a dog or a cat. This is because each species of bird has special, unique requirements which have to be satisfied in order to ensure its well-being and that it stays in good health. While most birds eat seeds, some of them only eat certain types of seeds, which is why we also need to be careful when purchasing bird food and other bird supplies.

Birds make for great companions as many of them enjoy having close contact with their owners. They are quite social and, as such, feel the need to express their friendship, which they usually do by talking or vocalizing. Once they have bonded to their owners they enjoy joining in their activities. This means that we can expect them to eat at the same time that we do, as well as nap with us, and even more. However, if we would like to get a bird as a pet, we should know that it's not going to be all smooth sailing. The fact is that birds need to be trained before they can start viewing us as members of their flock. Of course, there are more important issues that we need to consider before training. We will need a premium bird food like Harrison's organic or roudybush pellets, which provide a balanced diet, so that they're happy and healthy. We'll also need bird supplies, among which the most important is the actual bird cage or parrot cage.

As a home for our bird we can choose between a bird cage and an aviary, or bird stand, depending on how much space the bird requires to have or on how many bird species we would like to get. It's usually better to start off with just one bird as it will be easier to train, and if you haven't had birds as pets before, you'll need some time to get accustomed to their behaviors. It is important that we provide our birds with an environment where they can exercise, so that means that we should try to either get them a big bird cage or bird aviary, or to provide them with the space where they can play and exercise. Of course, we shouldn't forget to install bird feeders in the cage where we will place the bird food and the water. We'll also need other bird supplies, like bird perches and bird toys.

It is very important to learn everything we can about keeping birds and parrots, in order to find out what makes them happy and how to keep them healthy. Purchasing high quality premium bird food and bird supplies is the only way in which we can make sure that we're providing our pets with everything that they need. Regardless of where we live, we won't have to worry about finding everything at the local pet shop. There are many companies that advertise and sell their products online, and we can easily find one that will deliver what we need right to our door. Buying bird supplies online is easy, taking just a few clicks, and we can do it while uploading the clips of our favorite feathered friends on the web.

Manzanita bird perches and aquarium terrain accents- but why? what makes manzanita wood so ideal for bird and animal habitats?

Having worked with manzanita for over three years now, and having never made a bird perch until recently, I thought about this question in great depth for the first time last week...

and eventually came to the conclusion that it is a variety of factors which makes manzanita branches the prefect medium for bird perch construction.

Let's start with the obvious- manzanita is a type of hardwood, sandblasted or not it is a natural, durable, non-toxic and safe material to use around animals. (My brother's dog steals burls out of our wood pile and chews on them for hours and shes fine, really) Manzanita is the 7th Hardest Wood in the world, earning it the title, "the seventh wood wonder of the world", o.k. I made the title part up, but it is the 7th hardest known hardwood making for a resillient and sturdy platform for your bird to perch upon.

Manzanita has a beautiful red bark and grain, adding natural color to your cage or aquarium Sandblasted Manzanita Branches have a light creamy color interspursed with red streaks of grain. When blasted they often take on a worn or aged appearance. This same quality is what earned manzanita burlwood the slang title "mountain driftwood".

You may or may not be wondering why I haven't mentioned this yet- The shape!, perhaps the most distinct quality of manzanita branches and burls is the strange and wonderful shapes in which they grow. It never ceases to amaze me how a manzanita tree will serve as a mirror or reflection of it's immediate environment, with the branches growing in accordance with the predominent wind direction, or reaching for sunlight or dwarved and curled upon themselves for lack of adequate water or sustinence. Somehow by natures design the branches twist and fork in a smooth and stylized manner graduating from one level of magnitude down to the next.

Let us not forget a big part of every bird owners life- Manzanita Branches are easy to clean! e-a-s-y 2 c-l-e-a-n!!!=) Artisans Manzanita can make the exact sort of perch or stand you are looking for. If your looking for a finished look we can finish your stand with natural waxes or oils.

So as you can see, there are any number of reasons why manzanita bird perches are clearly an excellent option to enhance and decorate your cage.

One of my favorite things to make are the manzanita floor lamps that we started with back in 06' and the same basic principle applies to a standing bird perch tree, - sturdy base, interesting arrangement of branches, and a beautiful finish all contribute to a one of a kind natural and artistic addition to your pets home or habitat.