Why would you be afraid Aaron? I only put perch trained birds on it. When first using it i make sure im present to make sure they learn the perch. Once they learn it, it is awesome. Never had problems with it. Also, when using on a fresh bird, i put pipe insulating foam around the copper to protect the bird from hitting the pipe. Once they learn it, they never hang, just fly a quick cirle then right back on top.
ya just becuase of the danger of hanging... maybe cat comes by and they bate and get tired or tangled or whatever... I agree looks awesome for "normal" situations... Doesn't take but a minute...But it is possible to die from hanging. More so than a screen perch which I also hesitate to leave birds on unattended.
99% of the time no problem especially for birds that know how to regain the perch...
But I love perches like these for indoors when I am there. Best way to keep tame and it actually keeps them from bating.
Here are a few pics of my shelf perch that i use for indoor perching. This one is made for kestrel to merlin sized birds but the same design is used just enlarged for larger falcons. You can notice i used a fixed leash and also there is a drawer underneath where you can put down some newspaper, astroturf or kitty litter for easy cleanup of mutes.