Having worked with manzanita for more than three years now, and having never made a bird perch until lately, I thought about this question in great depth for the first time last week…
and eventually came to the final outcome that it’s a variety of variables which makes manzanita branches the prefect medium for bird perch building.
Let’s begin with the apparent- manzanita is a kind of hardwood, sandblasted or not it’s a natural, durable, nontoxic and safe stuff to use around animals.
Manzanita has a beautiful reddish bark and grain, adding natural color to your cage or aquarium Sandblasted Manzanita Branches have a light creamy color interspursed with reddish stripes of grain. When blasted they commonly take on a worn or aged appearance. This same quality is what earned manzanita burlwood the slang title “mountain driftwood”.
You may or may not be wondering why I haven’t mentioned this yet- The contour!, possibly the most distinctive quality of manzanita branches and burls is the strange and fantastic shapes in which they grow. It never stops to amaze me how a manzanita tree will serve as a mirror or reflection of it’s immediate surroundings, with the branches growing in accordance with the predominent wind direction, or reaching for sun or dwarved and curled upon themselves for lack of adequate water or sustinence. Somehow by natures design the branches twist and branch in a smooth and stylized fashion graduating from one degree of magnitude down to the next.
Let’s not forget a large part of every bird owners life- Manzanita Branches are easy to clean! e-a-s-y 2 c-l-e-a-n!!!=) Artisans Manzanita can make the exact kind of perch or stand you’re searching for. In case your searching for a completed appearance we can complete your stand with natural waxes or oils.
So as it is possible to see, there are any variety of reasons why manzanita bird perches are definitely a superb option to enhance and decorate your cage.
One of my favourite things to make are the manzanita floor lamps that we began with back in 06′ and the same basic principle applies to a standing bird perch tree, – hardy base, interesting organization of branches, as well as a beautiful finish all give rise to a one of a kind natural and artistic addition to your pets home or habitat.