PVC Parrot Stand!
Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:56 AM
What you will need:
PVC Tee's x 7 ( I used 1/2 inch for everything)
PVC Pipe x 3 (Came in 2 feet precut tubes)
At Home Depot, the PVC pipes were around a dollar for each two foot tube (1/2 in diameter). They also cut it for you if you ask.
For the foundation/base of the stand I used 6 pieces of pvc cut into 4 inches each. They are put together to form a H shape with the body of the stand coming out of the middle.
Next, I used 4 segments of 6 inches for the height of the stand connecting them with tees turned sideways.
From the tees I connected 5 segments of branches to serve as perches. the top being straight horizontally.
Stick em together, no glue or screws and it'll be fine.
The only downside i have seen so far is that although it will not tip over, there is a very very slight wobble. It doesn't effect Ducky's ability to fly to or off the stand, however. I haven't tried yet, but im thinking of filling the base (as pvc is hollow) with pebbles to weigh it down a bit. I also wrapped the perches in twine for grip.
And...thats about it. Its really really simple and even if your measurements are not the same as mine it will work anyway!
Thanks for viewing!
Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:48 AM
Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:32 AM
A couple notes.. you don't really "need" the caps on them, matter of fact it gives them something to chew on that is cheap to replace.
You can get long, 8-10 foot pieces for about $2.50 which is much cheaper. For $5 you can get a PVC cutter (looks like a set of Pliers sort of). Then you can cut to whatever size you want.
You are right, you don't need glue, but you can use a TINY amount of PVC glue (comes in a metal can)... and I mean TINY... like a drop... you have to put some on each piece (inside the "T" and on the pipe itself). DO NOT use too much and make sure the glue is way inside and doesn't goop out at all. Also it will need to "flash" for a couple days so it's not giving off any more fumes. Once it's fully flashed, it's harmless as long as it's not within eating range. Again just be very careful, use a TINY amount and let it dry for at least a couple days.
Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:18 PM
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