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#170485 - 07/21/08 03:59 PM perch made from pvc pipe  
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i use the one for drinking water, make sure you wash it well after cutting the pieces before putting it together, i found out that it is too hard for him to chew it but lightweight enough that you can carry it around your yard. he keeps me company while i tend to my garden . and if anyone know how i could post the pic, i would be glad to do so and if interested give you the dimension as well. as we all know it is sooo expensive to buy one when you can make one for under $10

#170487 - 07/21/08 04:10 PM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: obie]  
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Super easy way to post pictures. Download the free photo software from google called picasa.

http://picasa.google.com/

Once the software is installed it will automatically find all your pictures for you. There is a one button click inside the software to upload your pictures to a free web album. You can create as many albums as you like. All you need to do is name your album and click upload.

Then just surf to your web album. Copy and paste the address (URL) into your post. That's it.



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#170491 - 07/21/08 04:21 PM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: TiKa's Dad]  
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thank you thank you very much
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#170835 - 07/23/08 09:42 PM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: obie]  
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Obi, I'm looking forward to seeing the pics of your PVC perch. And yeah, I'd sure like the dimensions as well. I'd love something I can take in the back yard with me that's light & easy (not to mention cheap!)
Thanks!


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#170845 - 07/23/08 10:45 PM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: Heide1]  
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I'm going to be buying a bunch of PVC pipe to make a gym sometime soon. I am scared!


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#171020 - 07/24/08 06:28 AM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: sandiego]  
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http://picasaweb.google.com/sammalinis/Birds/photo#5226431248556582146

ok i don't know if i did this right i'm not a computer person so if no pic show up i'll try again, if it does this is obie my m2 and yes she has done some plucking and it's just a never ending battle. she hates it when our routine changes and she lets me know about it

#171022 - 07/24/08 06:29 AM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: obie]  
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ok , now i know how to do it, let me take a pic of the perch and i'll put down the dimension on this web probable tomorrow, thanks for being patience

#171023 - 07/24/08 06:31 AM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: obie]  
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And they say the internet is hard. Your a pro!!!


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#171025 - 07/24/08 06:49 AM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: TiKa's Dad]  
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lol thanks man

#171026 - 07/24/08 06:58 AM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: obie]  
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Obie is beautiful. Custom hairdo's just make them more special.

Just an observation. Obie has a leg band. I would consider having the vet remove it for the birds safety. File it away with important papers.

(And it looks like time for a nail trim! You shouldn't take such great pictures)

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#171032 - 07/24/08 02:26 PM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: TiKa's Dad]  
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well here are the pic of the perch and the dimension are as follow:
height from the ground : 3 ft
width: 3 ft
the pvc pipe on top of the base: 6 inches for the fist set and 4 on the second, but this can vary depending on your own specifications

the bottom brace is 5 inches from the ground, but if i was to do it again i would bring to 10 inches, would probably make it less wobly, but it is stable.

t connection : 14 pieces
elbow connection : 4 pieces
4 connection ( the one with a hole on all for side like a cross ) : 1
i did not glue them together and since it's small enough it hold together really well, i did leave 1 hole on top open so i can stick treats like sunflowers , corn on the cob and so forth

john,
lol, yes he needs his nail trim and i do it myself but this past few days he has not allowed me to touch his nails, but thank you very much for reminding me about that and the leg band thanks for that information as well. we don't have an avian vet here in the sticks, so i have to go to florida for her avian vet, but i will try to get that removed, since she is also microchip as well.

well guys i hope this help and any other question on it , be glad to give you more information

http://picasaweb.google.com/sammalinis/Birds

#171034 - 07/24/08 02:35 PM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: obie]  
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It looks great, like a play gym smile

You man want to get some natural rope and rap it tightly around the Areas he frequents in order to reduce his feet slipping. It will give him something to dig those talons of his into also. laugh


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thanks, yes planning to do that just haven't had the time to get the rope, so far he has not done any slipping and slidding lol

#171038 - 07/24/08 03:02 PM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: Ketrel]  
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thanks, yes planning to do that just haven't had the time to get the rope, so far he has not done any slipping and slidding lol

#171041 - 07/24/08 03:18 PM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: obie]  
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Obie,
I love it! I'm going to copy it so thanks so much! Ah the simplicity of it.

Love your little house too. Reminds me of the house I used to have when I lived up in Mpls.


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Cool gym! I wanted to make a hanging one since Kahlua climbs down from everything. Did you cut everything yourself? Any additional tips on using PVC? I can figure out most things, but I just HATE making additional trips to stores because I "missed something". I may do and cut this when I go back home to MN. My dad is pretty handy as well. Hopefully the pipes fit in my huge suitcase :P


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#171063 - 07/24/08 06:03 PM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: sandiego]  
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thanks and yes, i just cut it myself.the size that i used was 3/4 for the pipe, and i just use a table saw the one that you pull down and cut 4 pieces at a time so that all measurement would be correct, i would get additional T connectors and joints same with the 4 joint connectors.just in case you want to modify to your specification. if you cut it straight there really is no need to glue them together, i've been carrying mine around the yard and it has not fallen apart yet lol. you can also drill holes on the perches so that you can hang some toys on it.

#171105 - 07/24/08 09:36 PM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: obie]  
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Having built a few from PVC I can testify they are great. Nice and lightweight, easy to clean and durable. I found that if your Too likes to climb and escape to the floor use a base that is too large for them to grasp. 2+ inches. It'll keep em out of trouble.


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#171157 - 07/25/08 04:29 AM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: Tooville]  
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thank's for the tip i'm gonna do that on my next play pen

#171662 - 07/29/08 05:27 AM Re: perch made from pvc pipe [Re: obie]  
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