I've trawled the market for play stands. Trixie, the main company that seems to do them, also seems to have a problem with all their stands. Every type I've looked at I find at least one review with the same complaint - You have to put them together yourself and the slots are too small, the pieces flimsy, and all round they are poorly manufactured. So I never went for them. I could only find one other play stand that had reviews (wasn't going for one with no reviews), and so I ordered it. It's terrible! Plastic for one thing, and I don't know what kind of bird they were making it for but budgie? A robin might have been able to perch on it but a budgie, no way. The swing was narrower than a twig, I kid you not, and everything else was about the width of a twig and awkward shapes. No way could Bud perch on it safely or comfortably. I am now in the process of sending it back.
So what am I going to do now? The answer is simple, go back to The Natural Bird Co. I've gone back to their excellent service and discussed their stands, their prices and their timescale, and yes it may take three months for them to make, but I know I'm getting a QUALITY and SAFE product this time. Well worth the extra money and time.
Oh, and need I mention the lovely perch I bought for Bud from a certain pet store, which turned out to have poor Macaw sized rings on it! And what about the various swings and toys that turned out to be unsafe?
In my opinion there is no one better for a Budgie's toy and perch needs than The Natural Bird Co.