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.
The base: 12" by 12"
T-stand length: 12"
Height: 36 1/4"
Angles of base: 4.5"
Diameter of poles: 1"
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.
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