While finishing my build I considered that it's very hot where I live and that the birds might not appreciate the black grip tape. I went to my local skateboard shop and bought colored grip tape to prevent giving the birds the hot-foot treatment. Amazon also has a wide variety. I didn't think of it until the very end of the build, otherwise I would have used it for the side perches too.
Another pro-tip - flip the compartment door closure screw around and hot-glue it in from the inside and you can use one of the stand-offs on the outside for easy removal of the door.