MP Corner Shower Perch
Every parrot needs frequent access to bathing opportunities and shower perches are a great way to combine family social time with skin and feather maintenance duties.
Whether the perch is up high for the reluctant bather to sit above it all whilst enjoying your company (and incidentally having their skin and feathers gently conditioned with the steamy mist rising from your own bathing efforts), or positioned directly under the shower head for the extreme bathers, or even positioned at ground level so the puddle jumping parrot has a non-slip perch to retreat to for a bit of flapping in between the swishing and diving, shower perches are the ideal way to provide a safe perch area that can be gripped properly in wet conditions. We consider shower perches an essential parrot product.
Attempted several times in the past, with varying results - we have finally managed to produce our own shower perches manufactured to our own exacting standards! No nasty zinc screw eyes on these, no stupid suction cups that don't stick, no slippery perch for causing falls during the craziness of bath time, nor a non-slip surface that can be chewed off or harbour mould and bacterial disaster.
These shower perches are as perfect as we can get them. We source the right kind of PVC, we clean it and we coat the perch with a non-toxic (food safe!), durable, anti-slip surface that is able to cope with the varying temperature and humidity of the shower as well as withstand the onslaught of a tough beak. And if your parrot should get at one of the suction cups while you weren't looking, well hey- we have spare parts!
First clean and dry the area you intend to attach the shower perch to. Spread a little dab of Vaseline or oil around on the base of each suction cup (for a firmer hold). It will feel a little awkward to attach, but so long as you get it vaguely in position, and then focus on pushing one end down, before pushing (and sliding inwards) the other side down, it attaches just fine. If people start using the perch to hold their flannels or back scrubbers be assured that this will not damage the perch surface.
Notes on Using Suction Cups:
These handy devices are designed to conform to the shape of the surface that they are stuck to, and will adhere best to surfaces that are smooth and non-porous, like metal or glass.
- Make sure the suction cup is clean and free from debris.
- If the suction cup needs to be cleaned, wash in warm soapy water then dry gently with a lint-free cloth.
- Clean the surface you are applying the suction cup to. It won't adhere well to a dirty surface.
- To enhance suction, a tiny dab of Vaseline or cooking oil may be rubbed on the rim of the cup.
- Press the cup all the way down, against the surface.
- The suction cup may need to be “burped" periodically by pressing down on it to remove any air that may have seeped in.
- Temperature and humidity variations may make a suction cup lose its grip. If bonded above 5° C the cup will provide the most reliable service.
- To remove the cup, simply pull up on the release tab to break the suction.
Suitable for Galahs through to Macaws.
Perch Diameter: 33mm.
Perch Length (coloured part): 50cm.
Suction cup distance from corner (radius): Approximately 38cm. (Because we bend these perches by hand this distance varies from perch to perch and side vs side.)
The large shower perches use our large suction cups which are rated to hold 3.17kg (7 lb) each. Their diameter are 60mm (2 3/8" ) at rest and 63mm (2 1/2" ) in use.
Suitable for small birds up to the small amazon parrots.
Perch Diameter: 22mm.
Perch Length (coloured part): 33cm.
Suction cup distance from corner (radius): Approximately 28cm (Because we bend these perches by hand this distance vary from perch to perch and side to side).
The small shower perches use our small suction cups which are rated to hold 1.36kg (31b) each. Their diameter are 44mm (1 3/4") at rest and 47mm (1 7/8" )in use.