SMALL 5 STEP BIRD LADDER

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£7.49

The cement ladders are great to add in cages, onto stands, or outdoors in the aviary. Encouraging your bird to climb also can be used to make food bowls or toys more accessible. Suitable for birds from Cockatiels and Budgies.

Specifications 

Manufacturer Adventure Bound
Animal/Species Budgie & Lovebird
Product Type Wood/Rope Toy
Additional Info Suitable for birds from Cockatiels and Budgies
Small 5 step ladder (6.5x24cm)

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  1. Material Selection: Choose a durable and lightweight material such as untreated wood, bamboo, or PVC. Ensure it is safe for birds, and free from toxic chemicals or sharp edges.
  2. Step Size: Each step should be wide enough for the bird to comfortably stand on without slipping off. A good rule of thumb is to make each step at least 3 to 4 inches wide.
  3. Step Spacing: Maintain consistent spacing between each step to make it easier for the bird to climb. Aim for around 3 to 4 inches of vertical space between each step.
  4. Secure Fastening: Use non-toxic glue or screws to secure the steps in place. Ensure that they are firmly attached to the sides of the ladder to prevent them from wobbling or coming loose.
  5. Non-Slip Surface: Consider adding a non-slip surface to each step to provide better grip for the bird’s feet. This could be in the form of sandpaper, textured tape, or small pieces of rubber.
  6. Length: Decide on the appropriate length for the ladder based on the size of your bird and the space available in the cage. A small 5-step ladder might typically be around 8 to 12 inches long.
  7. Angle: The ladder should not be too steep or too shallow. Aim for an angle of around 45 degrees, which is comfortable for most birds to climb.
  8. Bottom Support: If the ladder is not resting on the cage floor, ensure that the bottom is securely attached to the cage bars. This prevents the ladder from swinging or tipping over.
  9. Color Choices: While birds are not as sensitive to colors as some animals, you might consider using non-toxic paints or dyes to add some visual appeal to the ladder.
  10. Cleaning and Maintenance: Regularly clean the ladder to remove any droppings or debris. Check for any signs of wear or damage, and replace the ladder if needed to ensure your bird’s safety.

 

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Uses

  1. Exercise and Physical Activity: One of the primary benefits of a bird ladder is that it provides your feathered friend with opportunities for exercise and physical activity. Birds naturally love to climb, explore, and move around. A ladder encourages this behavior by giving them a series of steps to climb up and down. Regular physical activity is crucial for maintaining your bird’s health and preventing obesity, which can lead to various health problems in birds.
  2. Mental Stimulation: In addition to physical exercise, a bird ladder also provides mental stimulation for your feathered companion. Climbing up and down the ladder, exploring the different steps, and figuring out how to navigate the ladder can all engage your bird’s mind. Mental stimulation is essential for preventing boredom, which can lead to behavioral issues such as feather plucking or excessive screaming.

Specifications 

Manufacturer Adventure Bound
Animal/Species Budgie & Lovebird
Product Type Wood/Rope Toy
Additional Info Suitable for birds from Cockatiels and Budgies
Small 5 step ladder (6.5x24cm)

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