Parrot basket

Sparki's parrot cage

Sparki’s parrot cage

Katherine recently completed weaving this parrot cage. It was a commission for a customer in nearby Anacortes, WA. She has a parrot named Sparki who gets thoroughly upset if the people go outside on the deck for coffee and leave her behind in the house. So the idea was to get a basket to put Sparki in for the outside on the deck or in the garden. (Just to be clear – the parrot does not live in the basket.) The basket needed a lid so that Michele could open it to place a metal perch she has inside. The lid is woven tight so that the parrot doesn’t perceive any predator threats from above. It has a front door for putting in the parrot. It has side handles to carry it. The basket is a little like a fitched laundry hamper. The door and its opening did provide some technical challenge to make.

parrot cage base

parrot cage base

staked up

staked up

fitching

fitching

before the top waling

before the top waling

the door

the door

the door latch

the door latch

side handle

side handle

parrot basket lid

parrot basket lid

parrot basket

parrot basket

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2 thoughts on “Parrot basket

  1. These photos are stunning! When I look at that beautiful base it seems a shame to put a bird above it. I especially enjoyed the close ups of the handles and top whaling. I’m sure a photo with Sparky in residence will follow.

    • Thanks Sharle. The owner has a perch for the parrot that she puts in the basket. The perch has a bottom tray that covers the base. Not sure if we’ll get a photo of the parrot, but if we do I’ll add it.

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