Thanks for providing your first-hand experience re the cement perches. Those are the one thing I don't have (yet)Therm,
I was thinking the same thing about the cement perches before getting one. I came across some in one of our small pet shops and was able to really feel them. They are course and rough but running my hand and fingers over it wasn't bad. No sharp spots like I expected.
I did end up getting a medium sized one because it is wider in diameter and I was going for that to add more variety in perch sizes because the sand perches I have are a bit smaller around.
My birds seem to really enjoy being able to scratch their head and beak on it over the sand/ pedi perches they already have.
I also keep it lower in the cage than their favorite spots at the top of the cage.
Thanks. They may be a good alternative for Sage who is super destructive right now, so give her something different to perch on.Oh I forgot to mention, that they are Heavy, being make of cement of course. If you have the thin wire type cages it may 'sag' or hang downwards a bit due to it's weight pulling against the thin gauge wire, even with the washers that come with it. I found that it sagged less on a side with vertical bars instead of horizontal.
I also chose this perch over some of the calcium types because my female likes to shred and destroy mineral/ calcium blocks and cuttle bones with in a day or two, she doesn't eat it just flings it all over until it's gone.