It is interesting how the value of certain items differ from person to person. When the word Manzanita comes up in conversation, some people think only of how they want to get rid of it. On the other hand, here at M.B.P., we think Manzanita is not only beautiful but strong and resilient for our pets .It is found to be safe and non toxic for birds, reptiles ,rabbits and rodents. Our dogs love the sweet taste and have been know to sneak into our shop coming out with a potential perch for their newest chew toy. Due to the natural shapes, it lends itself easily to perches and bird stands.Even with the most aggressive chewer, Manzanita will outlast most of the other wood perches on the market due to the fact that it is the 8th hardest wood in the world.