The platform is just want was needed. My lovebird love having a place to relax. The one I bought is a little large for the cage but she uses it so I'm happy about it. The only thing that needs to be improved is the mounting. It would have been nice if the holes for the screws were a little smaller (tighter) to hold the screw and nut in place while attaching it to the cage. Because it was so loose, any time I tilted the platform up (to go around a perch) the screws and washers would fall off. It was heck getting it all in place and balanced perfectly to attach all the pieces and wing nuts.