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  • A closeup of a coil of 3mm Round Cane.
  • Some small woven pieces made with 65 grams of the Round Cane

Round Cane 3mm - 95g

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Fun for your bird and an opportunity for the 'crafting thrill seekers' out there.

This 3mm round core cane is for weaving. Soak in water for 30 minutes to an hour to soften the cane and then try to make your own bird's nest, or wreath, or anything you can think of. Then, if you can bear it, hand it over to your parrot for some constructive criticism. It's fine to give it to your bird wet for a less crisp chew but it will dry out completely overnight if you want to wait for the crunch to return. The cane can be cut with scissors dry or wet and comes in a coil with strands of various lengths (though most will be over 3m long).

In the picture you can see what I quickly made with 65grams of the cane. The larger wreath measures 13cm across. As for your bird - they'll love chewing it in whatever form you decide to give it to them.

Dimensions: Strand = 3mm thick. Each piece usually over 3m long. 95g usually equals approx 10 x 3.5m lengths

Cane, Rattan or Wicker?

The words Rattan, Cane and Wicker are often used interchangably when describing various woven articles of many materials. However there are some basic differences you can pin down when you want to get technical. Rattan and Cane are materials that come from the Rattan plant, which is a vine (of which there are over 600 species) native to the South Pacific. For the people who make things with it 'rattan' generally means the whole vine, which is thick and strong but still malleable and can be used as the solid frame for furniture (amongst other things). 'Cane' usually refers to pieces of the vine, which can be flat pieces of varying widths stripped from the outer layers of the vine's skin or the round inner core of the vine. 'Wicker' is the article after it has been weaved (and it can be weaved from anything, not just rattan), but will sometimes refer specifically to articles weaved using fine strips of the rattan vine core.

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