Parrot Training T-Stands

We get asked about our training t-stands A LOT. They're heavy enough that our macaws can fly to and from them, without having any issue. That seems to draw all the attention. 

So here's the deal on our t-stands, we had them made by a local welder. We had a big batch of them made but then when it came to pricing and selling them, we realized because they're so heavy that shipping ended up being more costly than the cost of the darn t-stand! So it just wasn't something customers were stoked about. Since, we've added the entire batch to our personal collection and sometimes fly with them (checked baggage) for clients to keep. 

This article is so that you have ALL the details on these and can approach your local welder to make you one, or a batch! (I literally keep these around my home, one in the living room, one in the office, 2-3 in the garage plus we use them on stage in shows and backstage, dressing rooms...) 

The base not only catches poop, but it also acts like an anchor weight-wise. 

Dimensions

The base: 12" by 12"

T-stand length: 12" 

Height: 36 1/4" 

Angles of base: 4.5" 

Diameter of poles: 1"

Weight

We had two varieties of stands made. One weighs 10 lbs and has its t-stand able to unscrew so it breaks into two pieces. The other weighs 16.4 lbs and is all welded into one piece. Both versions are made from steel and powder coated black. 

Materials 

You can use any safe metals, or use steel (because it's HEAVY!) and have it powder coated. We have one stand made out of aluminum so it's silver, but it is too light-weight for our birds to fly to/from it without it wobbling. So I recommend the heavier materials so your bird never has a question of balance. 

Our aluminum t-stand is removable from the base, so we can literally put those circular weights on it to make it more steady. 

Photos for reference

4 comments

Sherylea Gibbon

Wow, you guys are real treasures! Thank you so much for adding this, I have been trying to find one of these to buy with no luck. All the ones I have found are not sturdy or are covered with play equipment or bowls, not suitable for much other than play time really. I have now sent this information to my Dad who will hopefully make me one for when my baby Macaw is ready to come and live with me. Thanks so much for all that you share about birds!

Sherylea Gibbon
Charlotte McLaughlin

I just asked you about your stands the other day! Thank you so much for the dimensions! I’m going to see if one of our local schools to see if they have a welding class to see if they can help me with this project! I am definitely no welder that’s for sure!

Charlotte McLaughlin
Curtis Fullman

Thank you so much for this! Can’t wait to make mine!

Curtis Fullman
Curtis Fullman

Thank you so much for this! Can’t wait to make mine!

Curtis Fullman

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