Sandy Perches keeps your bird`s nails trimmed, it's rough texture will wear down your bird`s nails just as tree bark does in the wild. The Y shape branch let's your bird`s feet exercise as it moves around it's cage. This sandy coated branch is non-toxic and very comfortable for birds to stand on. It will not cause any soreness to their feet. This perch is very tough, it won't break, chip or smash if dropped. It can survive to anything you and your feathered creature require them for.