Bird swings, perches etc. in the Maxi Zoo online shop
A bird swing & perch belong in every bird cage
A bird house without a swing or perch? Unthinkable! A bird swing & perch are as essential to the bird cage or aviary as the food bowl. This mobile piece of furniture is extremely popular with birds. It can become more than just a plain wooden swing: by adding extra play equipment, such as movable play blocks, the bird swing can become a real highlight.
Why is the bird swing so popular?
Whoever claims the highest perch confirms their position in the hierarchy: this is how it works in a flock of birds. A place high up generally offers a certain level of protection from predators and a good panoramic view. In the cage, the swing is usually the highest seat and the bird wins the swing is – at least for the moment – the boss in the birdcage. This is why many birds also use swings as a bed at night. Apart from all this, exuberant swinging and balancing is an activity that birds simply enjoy, as it mimics the movement of branches in nature caused by the wind. The bird swing is also an important component of bird playgrounds.
What bird swing models are there?
Bird swings are available in many designs. Choose the right model according to the space available and the installation options. In generously sized cages and aviaries it is possible to install different birds swings.
- Trapezoidal swing: the classic shape of a swing – a seat rod that is hung horizontally with two straight side rods.
- Ring swing: ring swings are actually more like pendulums. The bird sits in a tire that hangs on a hook and can swing in all directions.
- Arc swing: an arc swing combines the horizontal rail of the trapezoidal swing with the point suspension of the swing ring. A bent bracket is used for fastening.
- Rope swing: even a sagging or stretched climbing rope – preferably made of leather – can serve as a swing for birds. The advantage is that there is room for several flock members on the same swing rope. Swinging is better together!
- Bird ladder: bird ladders mounted in a free-swinging position are used by some birds as swings.
Manufacturers such as AniOne, Trixie and fit+fun offer bird swings and other bird toys.
What should I consider when mounting the bird swing?
Arrange the bird swing in the cage so that the birds do not collide with the cage bars, other bird toys or perching rods, or possibly get caught in the swing when fluttering wildly and frolicking around. The swing should be as free as possible and easily accessible: it must be possible to jump from a parallel rod in a cage if there is no space for a flying approach.