So, we needed a place to keep Stormfly. As an imprint Kestrel, socialization is absolutely essential. You simply can not put this bird in a mews and leave her alone for hours and hours; she’ll go nuts and get loud. Our bird is blessedly silent, and that’s mainly due to the fact that she is with us so much. I really liked the looks of some of the shelf perches I found online, and we’d be able to have her in the living room with us all the time.

So, I headed to Lowe’s!

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[This piece of wood was ten dollars, and the most expensive part of the project]

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[This sweet looking mat was on sale for three dollars!]

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[And this rounds it all out- the perch itself is a drawer handle]

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[A simple cut in half]

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[As soon as I saw that mat, I knew I was using the clock! It’s time for falconry]

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[Then we stained the wood, so we could make it look pretty]

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[After staining, we painted it blue, then sanded the paint to give it an stressed look]

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[There’s the little perch, glued onto a piece of cork I found in the gardening dept. for ninety cents]

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[There it is, on the wall! The water dish was also from the gardening department, for one dollar. Notice how I cut out the piece under the perch. Put a little piece of coroplast there for the mutes. ]

 

And that’s all folks!