Can you help me with bird collar sizes so I can order the right bird collar for my bird? I
'm so desperate to help my feather plucking bird whom I have fondly named Kiwi. She is a beautiful affectionate soul who's had a very bad start it life. She is still young I believe. No older than 2. I have included a picture of my poor kiwi in the hope that this helps. Kiwi and I greatly anticipate your reply.
Kindest regards Sophie
Answer: Hello Sophie,
First, thanks so much for becoming a pet bird ambassador in your new bird adoption! You are the best thing that ever happened for your little lady! I'm attaching a free copy of my "Why parrots pluck their feathers" report in your email.
We've developed a few charts for our various bird collar / vest sizes that can be found on the product pages.
But, for more exact measurements on UnRuffledRx Bird Collars you'll want to take a few measurements. Keep in mind that most of our UnRufflexRx Bird Collars can be trimmed to fit and, please, order larger if necessary. Obviously, a measuring tape will scare your bird so get a piece of ribbon or yarn and find the following measurements
Bird Collars come in the following circumferences:
TAKING THE NECK TO TAIL MEASUREMENT, THE COLLAR WILL DRAPE DOWN 1/2 OF THE TOTAL CIRCUMFERENCE.
|Bird Collar Size||For Birds||Available Colors|
Parrotlets, Small Parakeets
Please note: This size is only available in the Slip On Style
|Parakeets, Lovebirds , Cockatiels, Small Conures (Green Cheek, Brown Throat, etc), and similar sized birds||Assorted|
|Quakers, Senegal, Doves, Medium Parakeets, Rainbow Lories, Rosella, Noble Macaw, Medium Conures (Sun, Jenday, Nanday, etc.), and similar sized birds||Assorted|
|Congo Grey, Amazons, Timneh Grey, Yellow Collar Macaw, Small Cockatoos (Goffins, Major Mitchell, Galah, Lesser Sulfur), Large Conures and Parakeets, Chattering Lories, Pionus, and similar sized birds||Assorted|
|Eclectus, Medium Macaws (Severe, Red Fronted), Large Amazons (Double Yellow, Yellow Nape, etc.), Umbrella Cockatoos,||Assorted|
|Large Macaws, Triton, Moluccan, Green Winged Macaws, Hyacinths, and similar sized birds||Assorted|
My bigger worry is the medical implications of the very low weight. Malnutrition can cause organ damage. I trust your avian vet has discussed a premium pellet diet, possible supplementation including a feather growth supplement like Featheriffic!and a calcium supplement. It's best to add a bird specific vitamin supplement, too, like AviVita Plus. A premium parrot diet such as Harrison's Bird Food is essential.
It will be very helpful to address the anxiety that your re-homed or otherwise anxious bird is experiencing Please consider some bird calming medicine.
In terms of deterring an obsessional picking issue at that weight, I imagine that your friend may start putting weight on as you replenish her body. She'll be able to grow and still wear the collar. Her feather picking is clearly not the worst I've seen. These few pics show an early bonding and a sense of spunk! I'd wonder how she might do in a "moderate feather plucking collar" accompanied by careful training that she get's mama's attention by playing with toys and loving vs. picking at herself. All of our soft bird collars come with detailed instructions on how to train your bird to tolerate them with minimal distress.
Again, I think you are a wonderful person for adopting a parrot in need.
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