Last Updated on by Catherine Tobsing
Kricia U. asks:
Hello! What are your thoughts about this material for a blue and gold macaw, two sun conures, and a cockatiel?
PVC is fine except for its slippery surface.
First, let’s watch this video.
Towards the end of the video – note, none of the birds are perching on PVC, they are all on “natural” surfaces.
The slippery PVC is counter-intuitive and unnatural because birds can not maintain a tight (secure) grasp on PVC.
Make PVC Better for Your Bird
That can be overcome by roughening the material with low number grit sandpaper (40 – 100).
You can also use Vet Wrap to improve your bird’s grip.
Vet Wrap can be used for any (smooth/plastic) perch inside or outside the birdcage.
Aside from the added traction, if you have any perch getting soiled, wrap it with vet wrap and replace the self-adhering tape every 1 – 3 days for a more sanitary environment.
Kricia U replied
Very much appreciated Mitch!!
Thank you for your detailed information and thank you for your time!