Wow this post made my day! I walk past the bird supplys all the time and the thought never crossed my mind to use bird ladders. I use a lot of bamboo from my yard. I've always thought about making something similar to the play sets birds have for the top of their cages. Maybe it would be easier to buy a lot of bird toys and put it together!
I use the bird ladders as well, but I added some of those bamboo rods people use to secure vines and other plants, adding some perpendicular across the top and bottom, so he could use it to get from one side of his cage to the other.
My veiled loves it and I draped some vines across parts of it so it looks more tree-house like.
Haha! I love these ladders I've been using them for the past 3 years and my guys love them. I also love rope and my veiled seems to bask or hang out on the rope more. I'm sure its because its soft on his feet.