When it comes to pet birds, there is nothing scarier than a bird that self mutilates. You know first hand. Birds can bleed out quickly. Wounds can become infected. That's why it's important to use a comprehensive approach to get bird self-mutilation under control quickly.
Kevlar is a relatively lightweight material that is so strong that it can withstand bullets. It also provides a barrier from sharp beaks. However, if you have a vigorous chewer use these strategies:
Always supervise your bird while it's wearing apparel. While a self mutilating bird can eventually chew this bird vest up, it takes a lot of time and effort. This buys you time to allow serious wounds to heal and to introduce other self-mutilation management strategies to fortify your pet's recovery.
The Kevlar Vest was designed to be a minimally restrictive alternative for bird self mutilation. The snug neck and adjustable fit make it harder for your bird to further injure its self. Most birds can eat, climb, and play in this bird vest.
Bird self mutilation turns into a compulsive problem. For the best recovery, use these strategies:
All size recommendations are approximate. We highly recommend that you weigh your bird in grams before choosing a size. Put an end to bird self mutilation today.
In many cases, a bird collar can deter a feather plucking habit. Choose a bird collar based on how severe your birds feather plucking habit has become. A mild feather plucking bird does best with a lightweight collar, while a severe plucker needs a thicker, more robust collar. Take our quiz to find the best styles for your birds plucking habit. Plan to train your bird to accept the bird collar. An untrained bird may rip the collar off. ALWAYS pair a bird collar with wellness strategies and behavior modification for best results.Take the bird collar quiz
While UnRuffledRx soft bird collars are very popular, even among vets, they're not for all situations. If your bird has an acute injury, like a surgical wound, that it must leave alone and that is expected to heal within a few weeks, choose a more restrictive plastic style collar instead. However, if you're dealing with feather plucking or self-mutilation, a soft bird collar can offer your pet the long-term support that it needs.
UnRuffledRx uses quality materials in our bird collars. Thick, fluffy fleece. Industrial-grade hook & loop. Extra-thick thread. Many styles can be trimmed at the neck and perimeter for an individualized fit. We even offer support to help you train your bird and to develop strategies for long-term success!Watch our Training video
Your avian vet will help you rule out medical conditions known to induce plucking. This is an important first step. Talk with your vet about using a bird collar to deter feather plucking in birds and how keep it from getting worse.
Science shows that most unwanted behavior will improve by integrating wellness into your bird care routines. This entails preventative care, optimizing the diet, providing for environmental enrichment, and developing a strong behavior plan. This is our wheelhouse!
Behavior management is hard so get help from a bird behaviorist. As a licensed psychotherapist grounded in ABA therapy and a long-time avian professional, Diane Burroughs, LCSW will help you pull it all together. Book a consultation today!
We recognize that not all birds welcome wearing a bird collar. Behavior, medical, and socialization issues can interfere. Please view the training video below and work with your bird to accept the collar. Unopened, unused collars may be returned within 30 days of purchase for store credit toward future purchases. Return PolicyWatch Our Training Video
As a caring pet owner, we know that your ultimate goal is for the plucking to stop. Bird collars don't change behavior, but wellness strategies and behavior modification do! That's where the Complete Feather Plucking Kit comes in. We also offer a number of resources to help you develop a plan for long-term results in our blog, on our FaceBook Live sessions, and on our YouTube Channel. But, for best results, book a consultation with a bird behaviorist.Book Now
If your bird is new to wearing a collar you'll have to train it to both accept the collar and not chew up the collar. Clicker training is the solution of choice. Watch my YouTube Video here: https://youtu.be/ubm2BCNH5LE
On the order page, look for the orange colored SIZE GUIDE right by the product price.
Most collars come in 5-7 sizes based on the birds weight in grams. If you don't have a gram scale, you can purchase one online. Amazon tends to be the most affordable place. You don't need a specialized bird scale, it just has to weigh in grams.
Your avian vet should have a weight on file, too.
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