Prevue Pet Products Beach Branch Medium/large measures 9 In (22.9 cm) Long with a 1 In (2.5 cm) to 1-1/2 In (3.8 cm) diameter
- 100% Natural,Digestible, Ground Calcium with Real Sea Shells.
- Texture Helps to Groom Your Bird's Nails and Beak.
- Variable Shape Exercises Feet. A Healthy Alternative to Ordinary Perches.
- Veterinary Approved and Recommended.
Proper bird grooming perch installation and use
We try to include what bird sizes match up to the accessory in the listing. Because there's hundreds of species of parrots and parakeets it's not always easy to make a precise recommendation. The diameter of the grooming perch should be large enough so the front toes do not meet the back toes. In this way the ends of the toenails are always sliding against a rough surface helping keep the nails and optimal length
Grooming perches come in a number of surfaces from literally sandpaper to ground calcium to concrete and other materials. They are designed to keep your birds nails and beak trimmed.
By no means should any sort of grooming perch be used to sleep on is this can irritate your birds feet and cause sores over time. Ironically we get complaints all the time from people whose birds feet had developed sores and inevitably when asked what kind of perch the birds slept on the answer is usually a grooming perch that was placed up high in the cage and was the birds main sleeping perch.
We suggest grooming perches be placed in one of two areas of the bird cage. Either install it inside the cage door where the bird can come down and rest on when the door opens. Because the bird is happy to get out of the cage they will do a brief happy dance which will aid in grooming their nails.
We feel the best place for the grooming perch is near the food bowls. Bird spend 10 to 15 min. a day they their food bowls in general. While they are eating their very active which means their feet are always moving on the perch with aids in grooming in the nails.
They will usually wipe their beak in the middle of the meal or at the end of the meal to remove food particulate off. If they're standing on a grooming perch when they like the the, grooming perch it will help them keep it trim and sharp. A bird's beak is its most important piece of anatomy and so a grooming perch while dining will prove to be very helpful in maintaining your birds overall health