On 1/03/09, GreyLady wrote:
> I agree with Rick. Expecially about garage sales and thrift
> stores. Great ways to find toys for them also. I can't add
> much to what he said but would like to make one comment about
> the PVC/glue issue. I also have PVC, homemade stands but I
> have found that no glue at all is needed. Since I'm not using
> it for plumbing, it doesn't have to be water tight and I've had
> no problem at all with the pieces staying together very well,
> using no glue of any kind. I wasn't willing to risk it and
> haven't had one fall apart yet. Another hint is to use medium
> sandpaper to rough up the slick surface, and/or, wrap the
> perching portions in various colors of vet wrap. Gives them a
> better grip, makes your stands more colorful and it's easily
> replaced if they pull some of it off.
Great suggestion GL regarding the Vet wrap. Never thought of that.
What I had used is the thick colored poly twine and wrapped the
pvc (takes quite a long time, but looks so pretty too) to give
them the grip they needed. Also used the additional twine to make
Frayed toys with. I had glued the pvc together, being it is
holding Macaws and I have 1 that likes to rock back and forth, so
it just for extra reassurance to hold together.
Wal-Mart has great baby toys for the birds. But, nothing beats the
Goodwills and the garage sales.
Thanks for the advice on the Vet Wrap.