how to make a rope ladder for birds

Parrots like to climb and bite. A good toy for such a need is a toy ladder. A toy ladder is not only to satisfy the parrots’ need to play fun, but also to allow them do more exercise for its health.

The wood sticks can be sourced from a branch free of pesticides and chemicals, the branch should have a diameter bigger than 1 cm, you know a parrot like to bite, so the wood sticks can’t be too slim. The branch should be treated with boil water and bleach solution to kill the bacteria, then rinse the branch with plenty of water and dry it under sunshine. Cut the branch into wood sticks at a specific length according to the size of your parrot. Decide the quantity of wood sticks and the distance between sticks according to the planned length of the ladder.

The ropes should be coarse and made of organic cotton because the parrot will surely bite them.

Drill holes on two ends of the wood sticks, two cotton rope go through the end holes and tied at two ends of the toy ladder to form two loops that can be hung inside the bird cage.

They go by many names: climbing net, play net, parrot hammock, rope gym and others. Whatever you wish to call them, they are a fantastic addition to your bird’s play area. The only problem with them is that they will set you back about $75-$150 depending on the size. You can find the one pictured here. They are so easy to make, however, that you don’t need to shell out that kind of cash.

Cut 14 5-foot lengths of rope (keep in mind that this length is for a 24-by-30-inch net). Starting at the loop and working down to evenly space them, start attaching them to one side of the long rope with the looped center (this net uses 3 5” spacing).

Make sure the rope you choose is safe for birds, regardless of the type. It is possible for ships carrying hemp, jutes, sisal, and other rope products from India to be sprayed with pesticides in the cargo hold. Speak with the wholesaler to ensure that the product you purchase won’t be contaminated.

Maintaining a somewhat even grid pattern is a goal, but don’t worry about it. Your bird won’t see that the square’s sides aren’t exactly equal. As you proceed, you will undoubtedly need to make adjustments to the gridding. The hardest part of creating the net is tightening the knots to create even (ish) squares. However, as you become more adept at knotting and handling different kinds of rope, simpler solutions will become apparent.

Personally, I think that for a project like this, ropes made of natural fibers are preferable. Not only do they produce a product that looks more natural, but they also make it easier to tie the material back together in the event that a parrot chews through a section of the grid. More importantly, though, there is less fraying because fewer strands are used to create the rope. To prevent entanglement, trim any fray that appears on your climbing net—or on any toy or cage accessory, for that matter—as soon as possible. Ultimately, the owner of the bird must decide what kind of rope to use. You are the expert on your bird’s chewing habits, so make the decision.

The parrot is likely to bite the ropes, so they should be made of coarse organic cotton.

Create two loops that can be hung inside the bird cage by drilling holes in both ends of the wood sticks, threading two cotton ropes through the holes, and tying the loops at the ends of the toy ladder.

Parrots like to climb and bite. A toy ladder is a useful toy for this kind of need. In addition to providing entertainment, a toy ladder helps parrots get more exercise, which is good for their health.

Given that parrots like to bite, the wood sticks should come from a branch that is free of chemicals and pesticides. The branch should also have a diameter of at least 1 cm. To eradicate the bacteria, treat the branch with a solution of boiling water and bleach. Next, give it a thorough rinse and allow it to dry in the sun. Determine the length of the wood stick by cutting the branch to fit your parrot’s size. Determine the number of wood sticks and the spacing between them based on the ladder’s intended length.


What kind of rope do you use for a rope ladder?

For most rope ladder projects, we recommend 12mm synthetic hemp rope, with a soft eye spliced at one end.

What rope is safe for bird toys?

Several kinds of rope are used in bird toys. Only 100% natural fiber ropes such as cotton, hemp (jute), or sisal should be used in bird toys. Nylon blend ropes should never be used as they can result in serious injury and cuts due to the strength of the strands if the birds get caught in it.