As Ive said elsewhere, I adopted 5 ex batts last weekend. I was told not to put any perches up because their legs would be weak, but they seemed keen to hop up on things (not high, just about their neck level) so I put out some offcuts of wood as a shallow ramp and another as a crossbar. They like hopping on and off. However these offcuts arent suitable for the run long term.
Therefore Im now going to start putting out the perches I had originally planned for the run. Im thinking three horizontal perches, one at the height they are used to, one a little higher, and one higher still. Im thinking to do this against the end, so the highest is nearest to the wall, and so they can hop up & down lots but are not very likely to fall from them. There also isnt really anywhere else to put them without obstructing the feeders, dust bath, etc.
Ive got some suitable branches which Im going to cut shorter to use. What I dont know is... How do I erect them?
I do have a GCSE from the '90s, in CDT which includes woodwork *lol* but physically cant do much anymore due to disability.
I thought I might suspend the lowest one on rope and hooks like a swing... But Im not really sure how to put up these other perches, especially as they are natural branches so not a perfect shape. I think the highest one at least ought to be solid and not move.
Any ideas for easy / rough & ready ways to do this?
Edited by techiebabe - 3/19/16 at 8:46am