Bitten, Twice Shy
Finally! A friendly
tool to help you manage your bird with a level of confidence!
Owning a parrot is both a rewarding
and challenging experience. Companion parrots can and sometimes do bite.
Reasons for biting are many but some include fear, hormonal changes caused by
the breeding season, the presence of strangers (lack of trust), disturbing them
when attention is not wanted, sudden movements, jealousy.
There are many reasons why you should train
your bird to use The Buddy Perch™. It was designed specifically to
allow the bird to be picked up as you would naturally with your hand and
provides a level of protection from being bit. It is small enough so it easily reaches
into the cage and can be presented to the bird as you would naturally present
your hand. The acrylic guard over the back of the hand provides protection to
the hand and the back of the perch with a minimal amount of shield allows the
bird to easily step down onto another perch or surface.
The Buddy Perch is mentioned in
Nikki Moustaki's book, "Parrots for Dummies", as follows:
"There's a really ingenious product
on the market called the Buddy Perch. This perch is shaped like a "T" so
that the parrot can't scooch its way along a straight perch and over to bite
your hand, but that's not the ingenious part. The cool part is the piece
of Plexiglas attached near the "T" that guards your hand against being bitten."
You can visit Nikki's website,
www.goodbird.com, to find out more about
her new book.
"Here's what some of our
customers are telling us"
"My name is Jennifer and I would like to contribute to your comments on the
Buddy Perch. I religiously use my Buddy Perch with my two girls, Sunny
(Sun Conure) and Nikkie (Quaker Parrot). I also recommend the Buddy Perch
to anyone who has a nippy bird or who lacks the confidence required when getting
a bird in and out of its cage. My girls share a cage so getting them out
of the cage can be a little tedious. But with the Buddy Perch, they step
right on and it is no problem. thanks for creating a great product!"
Jennifer in New York
"My wife and I
rescued/adopted a 22 year old African Grey last month.
the Buddy Perch late yesterday afternoon. It works great and he became
accustomed to the perch in no time at all! Now it is just a matter of
working on his attitude. Unfortunately, he was not handled that often and
spent most of his days locked up in his cage. To let him know there is more
to life than just the inside of a cage, I have set up a couple of play gyms
in other rooms in the house and use the Buddy Perch to transport him. He is
already stepping up from the Buddy Perch to my hand and down to the gym
without the biting.
included a picture of Perky on the Buddy Perch."
Ian of Prince Edward
"Thank you so much for my
Buddy Perch. It is wonderfully constructed, and J.J., my Blue and Gold
Macaw, stepped right up onto it without any problems. She acts like it's
her own mobile throne! It was a pleasure doing business with you."
Curt in Missouri
"I only saw The
Buddy Perch advertised in Birdtalk, shortly before I ordered them. I knew
right away that this was just what I had been looking for, for about three
months, that is when I purchased a Black Headed Caique. He is one ornery
little bird, and doesn't like to be put back on his cage, and certainly not in
it. But The Buddy Perch has really helped, it is just perfect to protect
hands and fingers from feisty birds. In my opinion, this is the perfect
tool addition, to be used by bird handlers." Susan in
"I got mine
today and my landshark, oh, I mean conure is using it already and it's a calm
trip back to the cage. Great Product!!!! Your perch allows for a way
to interrupt the biting behavior to begin to eradicate it!!!!"
"I have many birds
including six Macaws and needed something for those times when the birds don't
want to come out of their cage. The Buddy Perch works great to protect
your fingers and hand. The birds took to it right away without a
problem. I'm very happy with it. Great product! I think The
Buddy Perch is ideal for new bird owners who may be unsure of their bird biting
them and it provides them a means for getting close to the bird with more
confidence. " Dan
"Several months ago
we purchased The Buddy Perch. It had been months since I have been able to
take Angel, our Cockatoo, out of her cage. I have been afraid that she
would bite me and she senses my anxiety. It has been a no win
situation. My husband (the love of her life) has been working with Angel
and The Buddy Perch - not every time she is out of her cage - but
frequently. Today, because he is out of town, I was determined to take her
out of the cage and NOT get bitten. I got her to step onto The Buddy Perch
while still inside her cage and moved her to the activity center. When it
was time for her to go back into the cage - she again stepped onto The Buddy
Perch and let me move her back inside the cage. Can you tell how excited I
am to be able to "handle" this bird again? I can actually take
her out of the cage without fear of losing blood doing so. Thank you SO
MUCH for developing The Buddy Perch. It truly has changed my relationship
with Angel. It was definitely worth every dollar we paid for it - and
"It took a few days
for my 2 conures to get used to The Buddy Perch, but I followed your suggestions
(patience and persistence) and they now jump right on it without
hesitation. I have a pet sitter who comes to the house to care for them
when we are gone and I know she will appreciate The Buddy Perch immensely as she
has received her share of aggressiveness (read: bites) when she trys to take
them out of their cages." Jean
"Finally Sunshine will
climb aboard The Buddy Perch and not be nervous. My husband initially
thought this was just an expensive toy but after using it he has changed his
mind. It just took Sunshine a little time to get used to it (he is 18
years old and used to his same old routine). Thanks for a great product
and for being so patient and determined to make it right for my stubborn
Phyllis in Maryland
"Please put me down as a
very satisfied customer! The Buddy Perch is simple, elegant, easy to use,
well constructed and most importantly, IT WORKS! I especially appreciate
this fine apparatus during the Spring when my amazons, with their hormones
raging, do not often appreciate my hands going into their cages to transport
them into their shower cages. Now it's a breeze, and my knuckles truly
appreciate The Buddy Perch every time it is birdie shower time. Thank you
for a simple but well designed and functional perch that performs as
in Florida (a happy customer and bird lover for over 50 years)
Proudly made in the U.S.A.
Dealer Inquiries Welcome!
Available in four sizes:
Item Number: AV22
Size: Small 1/2"
Suggested Bird Types: Cockatiels, Lovebirds,
Item Number: AV23
Size: Medium 3/4"
Types: Caiques, Conures, Senagals, Pionus
Size: Medium Large 1"
Suggested Bird Types:
African Greys, Amazons, Eclectus, Medium large Cockatoos
Item Number: AV43
Size: Large 1 1/4"
Suggested Bird Types:
Large Cockatoos, Macaws
Size is the perch diameter
appropriate for the bird's feet to get a good grip. Choose the size that best fits your bird
type. See the picture below
Sizes from left to
1" 1 1/4"
The Buddy Perch™............$29.99
on the drop down arrow to choose the proper size for your bird BEFORE clicking
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