We get asked about our training t-stands A LOT. They're heavy enough that our macaws can fly to and from them, without having any issue. That seems to draw all the attention.
Below you will find instructions for the designs to our old t-stands that you can take to a local welder for them to make you one if you are interested in this route. However, we never sold these stands outright due to the fact that shipping ended up being more costly than the cost of the actual t-stand itself. We also felt like, while these designs made a solid training stand, there was some functionality issues that we weren't exactly fond of. Traveling with them was difficult, and while they provided a great stand from the floor, we have also found there to be a real need for tabletop training stands, especially for the smaller birds. Therefore, we have since redesigned them and are so excited to offer our very own adjustable training stands!
Back to the old ones for they DIYers...
So here's the deal on our t-stands, we had them made by a local welder. We had a big batch of them made but then when it came to pricing and selling them, we realized because they're so heavy that shipping ended up being more costly than the cost of the darn t-stand! So it just wasn't something customers were stoked about. Since, we've added the entire batch to our personal collection and sometimes fly with them (checked baggage) for clients to keep.
This article is so that you have ALL the details on these and can approach your local welder to make you one, or a batch! (I literally keep these around my home, one in the living room, one in the office, 2-3 in the garage plus we use them on stage in shows and backstage, dressing rooms...)
The base not only catches poop, but it also acts like an anchor weight-wise.
The base: 12" by 12"
T-stand length: 12"
Height: 36 1/4"
Angles of base: 4.5"
Diameter of poles: 1"
We had two varieties of stands made. One weighs 10 lbs and has its t-stand able to unscrew so it breaks into two pieces. The other weighs 16.4 lbs and is all welded into one piece. Both versions are made from steel and powder coated black.
You can use any safe metals, or use steel (because it's HEAVY!) and have it powder coated. We have one stand made out of aluminum so it's silver, but it is too light-weight for our birds to fly to/from it without it wobbling. So I recommend the heavier materials so your bird never has a question of balance.
Our aluminum t-stand is removable from the base, so we can literally put those circular weights on it to make it more steady.
Photos for reference
Are you selling training T stands ? How much are they Thanks. Jennifer Roberson
BTW-many are looking for these and asking prices but shipping makes it near impossible and that is getting worse at the moment. Your local MUFFLER shop will likely weld if you provide the materials. For finish, file/sand down rough edges and CLEAN well and de-grease your stand. Find a local paint shop that does powder coating and have them drop this in with a bigger job-be flexible with the color and you will find you have one of these really cheap. Bird tricks did a bunch which reduced cost but… shipping is going up, especially right now.
What is the thickness of that base steel? What is the weight? (I will build a square one instead of the 4 sided due to my lack of skills in metal work but…) want the weight and/or thickness of that steel on the base.
How much does this cost?
How much are the parrot stands please
How much is the stand thanks
What do I use for the base it’s easy to find the steel poles but what about the base is that something they cut or??
I am interested in purchasing 1 of your Training Stands , What do they cost $$ and how do I order one from the web site?
How much are the T stands please?
I just got a scarlet macaw from the Gabriel Foundation. Hes about 20 years old i really love him. He likes to be on the carpet alot. So im trying to get him to perch i have one the goes outside. Would love to get one for inside. Plus i follow your channel.
We ordered a couple of these from a local welder in WA State. For reference we were quoted a range of prices depending on the metal from as low as $150 each for powder coated steel (if we were willing to wait until his next order so he could tack on our powder coating onto a larger order as there is a minimum purchase amount) to $380 each for stainless steel. He also quoted us a two week turnaround time.
How do I make orders for the T Stands? I want to order 2! Thank you, Leni
Thank you so much for putting the dimensions of the T stand on your website. It is so hard to find a stand husband made one out of conduit my bird hated it. This is take 2. Cheers Nita
How much is for t stand
Hello, wanted to know on the T stand if a 30lb round base would due for training a Ruby macaw
Hi do you also sell the training parrot perches to the Netherlands
Wow, you guys are real treasures! Thank you so much for adding this, I have been trying to find one of these to buy with no luck. All the ones I have found are not sturdy or are covered with play equipment or bowls, not suitable for much other than play time really. I have now sent this information to my Dad who will hopefully make me one for when my baby Macaw is ready to come and live with me. Thanks so much for all that you share about birds!
I just asked you about your stands the other day! Thank you so much for the dimensions! I’m going to see if one of our local schools to see if they have a welding class to see if they can help me with this project! I am definitely no welder that’s for sure!
Thank you so much for this! Can’t wait to make mine!
Thank you so much for this! Can’t wait to make mine!
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