The manzanita branches offer natural bends and twists that provide a variety of contact points every time your bird moves on the perch. Recommended by veterinarians. Manzanita is extremely hard wood and can withstand the abuse of gnawing and chewing and filters out the cold, keeping your birds feet warm.Our Manzanita is harvested in the mountains of Southern California, and hand-crafted. Its hardness and unique qualities make it the "choice" of bird owners. Bird Perches are available in either Natural Red or Sandblasted, depending on your preference. Sandblasted manzanita has a coarse surface texture and a clean elegant presentation. Blondish in color. Natural Red manzanita has a smoother surface texture and a darker appearance. From bright red to deep burgundy depending on how aged they are.