Tiki Ropes Large Diameter - 2"
- Natural Manila Rope
- Non-toxic / Not treated
- 304 Stainless steel Hardware
- Indoor / Outdoor
- Long Lasting
- Great for Pluckers
- High Quality
Our parrot ropes are
natural non-toxic manila and have stainless steel hardware to eliminate the
danger of heavy metal toxicity and rusting. They can be used indoors in
cages or outdoors in aviaries, between play gyms, from the ceiling as a play
area, or hung vertically or diagonal for enriching environmental variety!
The ropes are very durable, lasting well with daily use from large macaws
and cockatoos and are used in zoos and aviaries across the country. The
manila is a brittle fiber rope, similar to sisal but with a much softer more
natural texture, so toe nails do not get tangled in the fibers like cotton.
It needs very little trimming, if any, over the life of the rope. This
makes them a favorite for use in breeder cages and aviaries as the birds can
enjoy rope perches without the need for constant intrusion from their
caretakers. They are also excellent for birds with plucking issues as
they love to preen the fibers of the rope. This holds true for the
smaller birds as well - including cockatiels, budgies, poicephalus, psittacula
(asiatic parakeets), african greys, amazons, conures, and australian grass
parakeets. We have received an amazing amount of feedback from our
eclectus and cockatiel owners telling us how much their birds love picking at
the fibers of these ropes! For our African Greys, we recommend the larger
2" diameter as they seem to enjoy the stability of the perch to the
smaller, less rigid 1.5" ropes. And, of course, these are customer
favorites for those who share their lives with the large macaws and
cockatoos. Read our Customer Reviews for more feedback.
Please allow for slight variations to the length of the rope as we hand make each one. Clean with warm water and grape seed extract; dry in the sun.
The Tiki Ropes comes in Two diameters - 1.5" and 2"
The 1 1/2 inch rope is appropriate for all birds from budgies to large macaws and cockatoos. To maintain healthy feet and add enrichment, it is beneficial to offer a variety of perch sizes in your parrot's cage and environment. Observations of wild birds including parakeets, lories, pionus, conures, cockatoos, and macaws show that they comfortably perch on a wide variety of diameters and surfaces from very thick, fat, tree branches where their feet sit almost flat to teeny, tiny, twigs that can barely hold their weight. So don't be afraid to 'branch out' from the "recommended" perch sizes! However, from extensive observations of our own parrots on their ropes for the past decade, we can tell you that they like "the big ones!" It appears that they enjoy an "oversize" rope to one that is similar in size to their usual perches. This holds true for the little birds as well. The cockatiels prefer their big 1 1/2 inch rope to their 1/2" rope, two feathers down! The medium sized birds can go either way - 1 1/2 inch or 2 inch. This includes amazons, african Greys, eclectus, small cockatoos, and mini macaws. However, when given the choice, many African Greys choose the 2 inch rope, as it is more stable and supportive. My goffins cockatoo, Halo, also prefers the larger 2" rope over the 1.5" size. Our definite recommendations for the large macaws and cockatoos are the 2 inch rope. These big birds LOVE big ropes. If you have a Moluccan or Umbrella, get ready for some serious flapping fun!