Grooming Pedi-Perch Bolt On 80915 Hagen Hari Large 13″
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Perches are sized at their widest point, Indented areas are narrower. They may seem thick for the small birds but that is to maximize the amount of surface area to naturally file down nails.
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Grooming perches are one of the more misunderstood bird cage accessories. Some veterinarians flat out tell their patients not to use them at all.
Once you understand the proper use you’ll see this one texture of perch your cage should not be without.
You 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