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These stands are a vital part of any wildlife rehabilitation center, where birds need sturdy natural spots to perch.  Being off the ground, vulnerable tail feathers are protected in captivity while they recuperate.  The triangular sides ensures no accidental tipping and the branch footing is familiar and provides protection from bumblefoot, a common foot injury for birds kept on unnatural perches.

These perches can be made in a variety of sizes for various cage and bird type needs.

1. Gather materials:

  • TBD 100% cotton fabric

  • TBD flannel or fleece

  • Fabric ribbon, ~1" wide

  • Thread


2. Cut materials to size:

  • Cut 2 large squares (17" x 17"), one of cotton, one of fleece/flannel

  • Cut 2 medium squares (14" x 14"), one of cotton, one of fleece/flannel

  • Cut 2 small squares (10" x 10"), one of cotton, one of fleece/flannel

  • ​Cut 4 lengths of ribbon at 7" long each


​3. Prepare the parts: 

  • Pin both pieces of fabric of same size squares, right sides together for large, medium and small squares.

  • On the small square, fold a piece of ribbon, with loop facing the center of the square on each corner, in between the layers of fabric, leaving tails out approximately a half inch.  Pin in place.


4. Combine the parts:

  • Sew all the way around both the large and medium squares with approximately 3/8"-1/2" seam allowance.  Leave about a 3" opening to turn fabric right-side out.

  • Repeat with the small square, ensuring the corner ribbons are sewn into place.

  • Trim corners from each square, turn each square right-side out. Ribbon loops should be outside of square.

  • Sew the top of the fabric, all the way around, to seal the opening, approximately 1/4" from edge.

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