Here's another cheap and easy bird toy project. For this one we bought a long piece of PVC, 1/2 inch, and an assortment of connectors. I cut the pipe into pieces ranging in 2 to 8 inches, washed everything, added some sisal and then assembled a quick perch. It's all friction fit so it can be easily rearranged and added onto anytime.
This is great for a tabletop play area, and for learning new stunts. I almost wish the PCV was just a little smaller, but they manage to grip it.
You don't have to spend a lot of money on toys for cockatiels. It only took me about an hour to make this out of stuff that was already around the house. It's all natural sisal rope and clean pieces of fir, safe for birds, no fasteners.