Thank you so much, Jodi, for the flat perches. The boss approves this one. He's actually doing a dance on it!😄 Anyone interested in flat perches get ahold of Jodi Diamond. She makes different kinds and sizes for a reasonable price. Give your birds feet a break!
Below is the order I have placed with FlatPerch.com to make Dr Phil's cage safe and comfortable for him. ]
As I told Claudia, I met the gal who hand makes these platforms and perches at Day at the Oasis - she donated a large corner platform to the silent auction and I was so impressed by the caliber of her work that someone sent her over to me so we could talk. Her name is Jodi Diamond - and I think anyone who works with special needs birds/balance issue birds would want to know about her. To that end, I will be sharing her website and contact info with Mickaboo Bird Rescue.
I should be getting these items some time next week, well in time for Dr Phil's arrival - his cage will be spit polished and steam cleaned clean before then, so when these items come I will have plenty of time to put together a good set up - which can of course be changed and tweaked if so indicated.
I do not think I will need all of these wonderful platforms and ramps for Dr Phil, but since Jodi has them on sale right now I got some extras - we all know that more needy birds will roll in at some point.
I wish I had had the ramps when I had Mimi , and in fact I think that Chacco could have benefitted from them as well.
I will send photos when I get the cage set up for our incoming handsome, if a bit gnarly footed, Blue Front Amazon Dr Phil.
I have a flat perch next to the food bowl of my 20+ year old Patgonian Conure. For the first few day he didn’t go near it. Now he seems to quite Like it. He stands on it when he’s eating. Now I’m 🤔 thinking of getting one for my 30 year old Patagonian.
So it has been over six months and I have an Ekky female that will use the flat perch daily almost all day and having food and water at the other side she still gets a workout. Amazon spends quite a bit of time on the Flat Perch in his cage. These are so great for handicapped birds so they really can rest and have a different experience. Thanks for all you do and your research.
TOM April 13 2019
Ekky and handicapped Gray I can hardly pry from their flat perches. Great job Jodi.