Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Miami, Florida Perching: Sun Conures
Dave recently made an awesome discovery. We were at a pet shop in Sandpoint, Idaho and in Rose's Exotic Pet Shop they had a huge green wing macaw on top of his cage with this giant rope. It looked so cool, like it would be on the set of a pirate movie! "What is that? And how can you use it when rope frays like it does?" we asked the owner. "This kind doesn't fray." she said.
Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, Florida Shown: Galah "Bandit" on Manila Rope
And she was right. It's called Manila Rope and it breaks, it doesn't fray... making it PERFECT for pet parrots! It's also the cheapest rope out there, at as low as 6 cents per foot!
We get our Manila Rope at Knot & Rope Supply. It's not sprayed with anything but does have a natural smell that is funky enough to make you think they put something on it, but they don't (we called for the same reason... 3 times to verify).
For more photos of the manila rope in our cages, check out my flickr!
Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.