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Topic: Latex Dove / Appearing Birdcage
Message: Posted by: magicneil (Nov 21, 2006 11:22AM)
I own a Norm Nielson Latex Dove and would like to attach to the inside of my appearing Birdcage. I have not used either of them in my act yet because I cant get the fake bird to perch on the bar and stay in place after the production.I have tried several things to try to perch the Latex dove on the bar but none have seemed to work. When I produce the cage the latex dove either tips forward off the perch or tips backwards off the perch.Sometimes it even falls off the perch. Any suggestions on how to attach the latex dove would be greatly appreciated.
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Nov 21, 2006 12:09PM)
Neil, one method is to tie a length of nylon catgut or fishing line to the top of the cage inside and thread it through the top or back of the dove with a needle. Attach the other end of the line to the perch. If you use two such lines, the dove will sit straight and not swing from side to side. Make sure you do this with the cage open so you get the right length of line to keep it tight when the cage is produced. A little experimenting will show you exactly where in the back of the bird to run the line so it doesn't tip forward or back.
Message: Posted by: magicneil (Nov 21, 2006 12:16PM)
Thanks a lot Dave. I really appreciate it. I will definitely try that out as soon as I can and will let you know how it goes.
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Nov 21, 2006 12:50PM)
You could also attach one end of the line to the top of the cage and the other to the bottom instead of the perch. The lines still run through the rubber dove but it might be easier to do this than attach it to the perch. Experimentation will give you the best results.
Message: Posted by: raywitko (Nov 21, 2006 06:02PM)
You might want to try self adhesive velcro on perch and dove. Just a thought.
Ray
Message: Posted by: Dave Scribner (Nov 21, 2006 06:31PM)
With the hole in the bottom of the dove, attaching velcro might be a little difficult to make the bird sit upright in the proper position but it might be worth a try.
Message: Posted by: magicneil (Nov 21, 2006 08:49PM)
Actually velcro was the first thing I attempted and even though it sounded like it would work the hole in the bottom of the dove causes a problem like dave mentioned. But thanks for the suggestion anyways "raywitko".