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Old 03-07-2015, 03:57 PM
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Hi I got sky a sand perch swing and I find he sticks to it! Is that normal?

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Hi there! I would personally take away his sand perch swing for the following reasons:

1. He can ingest the sand (like grit) and budgies don't need or digest the extra grit. It can also cause impacted crop.

2. If he's sticking, it can irritate his feet. Budgies spend a lot of time on their swings, and while it's great to have one or two perches that help prune budgie's feet, it's not a great idea to make them a favorite perch because they can end up with dermatitis (dry feet), flaking feet, and this can lead to bumble foot.

Can you take off the sand part of it and just leave the swing? That would be a great solution.

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The sand is apart of the swing but I do have another swing that he loves! And thank you for the advice.
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ideally bugies need a few different perches of different widths and textures. If your budgie has out of cage time and plays and runs and climbs a lot having a sand perch amongst the mix is ok. However as it is his swing and being sand I tend to agree with Bethany regarding the issue. Budgies love their swings and are standing or sleeping on this surface a fair amount of time. You can make a cheap replacement yourself from wood or rope .
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