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Abaca Climbing Canopy Nets for Parrots and Small Birds

Have you considered rope climbing?

Not only are climbing rope canopy nets a cool looking accessory for any parrot species, climbing ropes offer more benefits than one can imagine.

We have all heard “use it or lose it” when it comes to muscles. The same applies to our birds. Companion parrots generally have a “cushy” lifestyle in comparison to their wild counterparts – that have to fly around in order to find food and nesting materials. Wild parrots also have to navigate many climbing challenges in order to survive. Most of our companion parrots simply wait for us to bring them their necessities for life. When it comes right down to it, they really don’t have many opportunities to stay in shape – that is unless you, their caretaker provide them with the necessary tools!

Canopy climbing nets for birds can be accessorized to create an “outdoor” feel by adding leaves, branches, toys, and treats. Parrots, as well as smaller birds, will also find the texture of the rope very enriching. Your bird can go in and out of the spaces, climb, forage, and play all the while exercising their mind and body. When suspended horizontally, disabled birds can also participate in climbing rope play because the rope grid will provide a secure footing, making your parrot feel safe.

Climbing ropes are versatile because they can be hung vertically or suspended horizontally.

Fun Activity Center for a Healthy Lifestyle

Parrots naturally love to climb, and HARI approved abaca climbing Canopy play nets provide a playing environment that simulates a natural habitat and can offer hours of fun and exercise. When foraging toys and swings are used along with the climbing ropes, parrots and small birds will instinctively climb, forage and play.

100% Natural Abaca Rope

  • Handcrafted with all natural Abaca rope from the Philippines
  • Abaca rope‘s texture provides firm grip and strong tensile strength
  • Does not contain any oils or tars.


  • Can be used as a hammock or hung vertically from ceiling or cage
  • Can be made larger by fastening two or more together
  • Promotes exercise, agility and balance
  • Can accessorize with swings, foraging toys etc…
  • For indoor & outdoor use
  • Includes 4 Nickel Plated Lead & Zinc-free O-Rings for easy installation

What is Abaca Rope?

Abaca rope (also known as manila rope) often referred to as hemp, has been in use for thousands of years, and is a natural fiber from the ‘abaca’ or musa textilis plant, which is grown naturally in the Philippines.

Photo credit: Philippine Dept. of Agriculture website

Abaca fiber is more widely considered as the world’s best cordage material due to its durability and resistance to salt decomposition. It is claimed to be stronger than the real hemp and is three times stronger than cotton. Harvesting of raw materials provides economic benefits to the communities where the plant grows abundantly.

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Climb & Swing… For Good Health!

As many companion bird owners know… birds are meant to fly! In the right setting, managed flight for a companion bird is an essential exercise – it helps maintain both physical and mental abilities.

But what if your bird doesn’t fly? We know our birds need exercise for optimal health. So what now? Since a gym membership would be a bit extreme, what other physical activities can be provided to encourage essential exercise?

Here are some suggestions on how to create purposeful play activities for your bird (all while he’s getting an invigorating workout!):

Balance and Foot Exercise for Your Bird

Birds need to grip the rope in order to stay on. This gripping helps strengthen the muscles in the feet. Remember, your bird is on his feet 24 hours a day… and while we recommend 3 different types of perches for our companion’s daytime cage, rope material is always good as the perch gives with increased grip.

Encourage your bird to move around on the canopy by adding various toys or foraging devices. For birds that are unaccustomed to this type of activity, provide some kind of visual encouragement that will motivate a reluctant bird to move. This can be a foraging toy filled with Tropican or in some cases another food treat.

HARI Climbing Canopy
Once your bird masters movement on the rope canopy, you can broaden the challenges to help build and maintain his physical coordination ability.

Girls can climb faster than boys! And they should!

Development and coordination of leg ligaments – while we recommend that all birds be encouraged to climb in a vertical fashion, we really want to stress this activity for female birds. Should one day your parrot have any ovarian activity, it is crucial that the muscles and ligaments that enable and ease the female reproduction process be in shape. Complications such as egg binding are a risk to females when this muscle is weakened or encased in fatty tissues. Climbing nets should be arranged vertically to encourage this exercise to help strengthen these muscles.

After a few sessions on the climbing rope net, don’t be surprised to find your feathered companion fully confident in mastering many activities!

Recommended Species


Warning: Monitor for frayed rope and keep product dry at all times. Always use under supervision. Do not allow your pet to ingest portions of this item. Ensure that the net is hung securely at all times and check that the net (near the o-rings) is not compromised due to potential damage caused by birds chewing.

How to Care for Your Bird Canopy Net

Our Climbing Canopy Nets for parrots are made from 100% natural Abaca rope and handcrafted in the Philippines. They come ready to hang with lead and zinc free nickel plated o-rings for easy removal. Abaca rope, if stored wet, may mildew and rot (on the inside first, so the damage isn’t always visible.) Spot cleaning is recommended.

To clean topical droppings or debris, first remove bird from the canopy. Lightly spray the soiled area with a mild water/weak bleach solution*; then, gently rub soiled area with a brush to clean away any stains. Air dry in the sun or with a hairdryer to ensure the net is dried thoroughly.

Caution: *Chlorine bleach can cause irritation, toxicosis and even death in pet birds, however it may be used in a water diluted solution. When using to clean, ensure it is in an area away from your pet bird and allow the product to dry thoroughly before placing it back in your birds play area or cage.

Available Sizes

When planning your purchase be sure to select from the following Canopy net sizes according to your bird species and available hanging space within your bird room.


Item Size Net Size Grid Size
81476 Small 41 x 62 cm 7.6 cm 1.2 cm 15.2 – 20.3 cm
16″ x 24″ 3″ 0.5″ 6″ – 8″
81477 Medium  62 x 92 cm 12.7 cm 1.9 cm 20.3 – 25.4 cm
2′ x 3′ 5″ 5″ 8″ – 10″
81478 Large 92 x 122 cm 17.8 cm 2.5 cm 25.4 – 30.5 cm
3′ x 4′ 7″ 1″ 10″ – 12″

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