Post by UTLongWinger on Jul 8, 2008 13:26:10 GMT -5
I'm seeing some pretty scary perch coverings there. That army tarp stuff. That looks awefully smooth for a bird perch. I have had one kestrel get bumblefoot, and it was because she decided that she wanted to perch on a smooth surface for about two weeks during the moult. I caught it on a routing check-up and denied her ability to perch on the material and only gave her high quality (clean) stadium grade astroturf to stand on for three months, and it went away slowly.
Thats right... two weeks to get it, three months to get rid of it.
Bumblefoot: its not worth saving a few bucks on perch surfacing.
Post by kestrelhawker909 on Aug 28, 2008 12:56:05 GMT -5
Hey Alex great pics this is Conor I was that kid that met you at the ca meet in Sacramento 2006 and you let me feel you kestrels keel. I met up with Dave Cherry and now I am his apprentice. if you get a chance give me a call my number is 951-216-1806
Here is my latest indoor perch for kestrels. I say DO NOT LEAVE AN UNTRAINED BIRD ALONE ON THIS. I have only used this with my latest kestrel who was an imprint. He learned it in 30 seconds and bated maybe once a day when on it. 2 keys things with this design, make sure that the pole used does not allow a birds wingtips to touch the wire when they bate and also, your birds jesses need to be short enough that they cannot pass over the top of the perch surface.
Here's an indoor block perch I made for a merlin or kestrel. It's got a 6" corian block on top and a 10" corian base on the bottom. Both corian parts are polished, which should make cleaning the mutes very easy. The post is hand turned from the leg of an ottoman that had been thrown away. Still needs some turf or carpet.
With my hand for perspective:
"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's a vary nice looking perch but for a kestrel the top is to large, when they poop it's going to land on the top plus it will wear on there tail feathers. I would think a 3" or 4" top would be better for a kestrel. I would use a bow perch myself.
Well if anyone knows who made this I need to get in touch with him and order some hoods......but this is my indoor perch
I lost his business card.
Has anyone used this perch? I got in touch with the guy who makes them and was considering getting one. However I would like to know how this perch has worked for people with kestrels and if they used it as a main perch. Also, does the perch detach from the tray beneath?