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Mr ‘I don’t want chickens’ has noticed that out bantams like to perch on anything above ground level in the garden.  We have two that can fly up onto things 6ft o from a standing start and higher with a run up.  He’s talking about buying a cat tree with flat ‘shelves’ for them to use in the garden to keep them off the fences and trees.   They like to hide in the lower branches of the bay tree but are getting more adventurous and going higher 

Aren’t most commercially available  cat trees for indoor use and made of sisal covered cardboard? 

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Haha, I wouldn't bother - they'll ignore it and use what they want. I'd consider clipping their wings if you want them to stay in the garden.

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I don’r Want to clip their wings.  I like the idea that they can fly to get away from predators.  Their little legs and comedy running style won’t save them

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Bantams always like to roost high in my experience.  Not sure they’d use anything you made or bought though.  They are choosy creatures! 

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Most cat trees, if not all, are made of untreated wood. So absolutely useless outside. I agree with DM, either clip wings, or accept the risk of them escaping from your garden. Bantams can get rather good airtime, even with clipped wings.

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