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g0thike
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People,

I am about to get a blammo made locally by some wood guy. What size perch should I get for 6 doves. Is it 3 inches per bird plus something?

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Hi g0thike - The perch depends on how much room you want for the birds. The more room you have, the easier it is to place the birds in without fumbling some (sometimes birds will lift a wing when another is placed next to it and they get stuck) Mainly about 2 1/2" - 3" per bird unless you have larger doves. All would depend on your doves. Although, you could make it a double perch (sort of like a choir riser) and have 3 per perch instead of having one long perch. This would also decrease the width of the Blammo.
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Alpha,

3 inches is what I was thinking about. I like the double perch idea. I presently have a Owen's Doves To Rabbit. I only feel save using it with less than 4 doves. I just don't want my doves wings to break.

Does anyone have a double perch? Experience?

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My vote is against the double perch idea unless when they are dropped flat they are more than twice the length of a dove apart. Otherwise odds are very good of having a perch resting on top of a dove's neck. A flopping dove trying to free himself will not improve the show.

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Yes, Bob, very true. If, however, the perches are slanted one behind the other with enough space between the two, and drop flat, then it would work. A little engineering with the position of the perches, the T**p, and the floor connection can accomplish this. Its all in how they are connected. But you are totally correct. They shouldn't be anywhere near on top of each other.
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Remember about the tail feathers too. In my 6 Dove Cage Vanish and my Doves to Rabbit there is only enough room for the doves head to tail AND for their wings. I see some discussion about width, but please remember that when doves are "flat" they can be long and should not be stacked on top of each others tails...

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