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UnRuffledRx Huggle Soft Neck Collar for Severe Feather Plucking

About the Huggle Bird Collar

    • Gently hugs the neck limiting range of motion and hindering access to tough to protect areas
    • This lightweight bird collar allows for climbing, eating and play
    • May be combined with most Soft Fleece Collars for added protection
    • Organic bamboo lycra fabric and FDA approved rubber foam insert
    • Velcro closure allows for an adjustable fit

    The Huggle Soft Neck Bird Collar is our most popular E-collar. Developed for severe feather plucking and self-mutilation, the Huggle Collar is well-made, durable, and designed to protect voracious pluckers.

    The Huggle provides a soft, flexible design that keeps your bird from reaching vulnerable areas, while not driving her absolutely batty in the process.

    The thick FDA approved foam insert ranges in thickness from 1/2" on the small to 1" on the XLG. It's fortified with a "stiffener." Covered with organic, breathable bamboo fabric, the Huggle bird collar restricts neck movement, but not activities of daily living.

    A lot of other bird collars make it hard for your bird climb, eat, drink and play. All of the natural parrot behaviors that keep your bird happy!  The Huggle and other soft neck collars are different. Their thick girth restricts neck movement, while providing soothing sensory pressure, allowing your parrot to do fun parrot stuff.

    Soft, stretchy, breathable organic bamboo fabric covers the thick foam insert. Think of it like a memory foam pillow that naturally conforms to your bird's neck. Hook and loop allows for minor adjustments to accommodate a range of neck girths and crop expansion.

    • More Info

      We recommend that you contact your Avian Vet for a full examination to determine the potential cause of your bird's feather plucking behavior. In addition, to protect your bird from plucking feathers use a soft bird collar.

      A bird collar alone will NOT resolve a plucking problem. By the time most caretakers make the choice to use a bird collar, the problem has likely turned into a habit.  You are encouraged to combine use of a bird collar with calming supplements, wellness strategies, improved parrot husbandry, resolution of medical problems and behavior modification.

      The length measurement is the inside diameter of the foam that hugs the neck.  You can adjust the tightness of this measurement. The height  from the base of the neck to the jaw. 

      Please Note: These are suggested sizes for parrots that are of average size for their species.  We strongly recommend that you measure your bird prior to purchase. See our exchange policy here: 

      https://birdsupplies.com/pages/returns-damages-exchanges

      Measurements are height and length of the foam insert.

      X-Small

      3/4" H x 4" L x 

      Green Cheek Conures, Cockatiels, Lovebirds, English Budgies, baby Cockatiels, and similar sized birds

      Small

      1" H x 6.75" L

      Average sized Cockatiels, Caiques, Quakers, Senegals and Red-Bellied Parrots, Jenday Conures, Sun Conures, Nanday Conures, Small Blue Crowned Conures, Lories, Ring-necked Doves, Hahns, Yellow collar, and Red-headed Macaw's

      Medium 

      1.5" H x 8.75" L 

       

      African Grey Parrots, Goffin's, Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Amazon's, Smaller Eclectus

      Large 

      2 1/4" H x 9.5" L 

      Large Eclectus, Umbrella, Elenora, Medium Sulphur Crested, Triton, Greater Sulphur Crested, and similar sized birds

       XLarge 

      2 3/4" H x 10 1/4" L 

      Large Umbrella, Greater Sulphur Crested, Citron & Moluccan Cockatoos, Large Macaws (B & G , Scarlett, Catalina,) and similar sized birds

    Size
    Color
    Cockatoo
    Grey
    Tropical

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 15 reviews
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    S.C.
    Fit: Just Right
    Quality: Great
    Very accommodating company

    Sent my second order out quickly when I ordered the wrong size and told them my cockatoo had an injury.

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    L.B.
    Fit: Too Large
    Quality: Good
    Does it's job!

    I bought one of these for my umbrella cockatoo. Seems to be doing the trick for the most part...definitely better than some other options we've tried. I had to purchase a second one because he has almost chewed through the first one. No fault of the collar, he manages to chew through everything. Might be just a little too big, but as I said, seems to be doing it's job. Super glad we found this website, and the customer service is great!

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    G.S.
    Fit: Just Right
    Quality: Good
    Update to first review.

    I had to be away overnight for medical reasons. When I got home my Chika was naked! Somehow she had slipped the collar over her head and plucked feathers and skin from her legs and chest. I was obviously too cautious about not getting it too tight. When I put it back on her, I put one finger inside next to her neck and pulled it snug. I will see if it was all my fault or if she still manages to pull it off.

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    G.S.
    Fit: Just Right
    Quality: Great
    So far so good

    My Panama Amazon has had a serious on-and-off off mutilating problem for most of her 14 years. Sometime she merely plucks but sometimes she just can’t stop herself and does serious damage to her legs and feet. At this point I could even live with the plucking if she would just not hurt herself until she bleeds. I was so thrilled to see that someone is finally providing a product after so many fruitless searches over the years. I extended the Desensitization period to more than a week. She offered some resistance of course but it was manageable. She seems to have adjusted very well although I can see that she has picked at the collar already. She was in a plastic barrel collar which was heavier than this one and much more difficult to put on her and take off for bathing. At first I was surprised by how long the strap is with the Velcro on the end, but I quickly realized that will help it be more secure against her efforts to peel it loose. She will try everything she knows, so I am interested in seeing how long this lasts and how well it protects her feet. I hope we can never have to deal with the disc of shame again.

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    T.K.
    Fit: Just Right
    Quality: Great
    Least restrictive collar

    Least restrictive collar,,Although my Umbrella cockatoo. Can actually still reach her spots to pull her feathers this is actually a very nice alternative to the collar of shame .. it gives her a little break but I have to make sure I actually watch her as she is quite intelligent and has already figured out how to manipulate me and tried to make me feel sorry for her .Diane has been very helpful in getting me the stuff that I need very fast so there is no lag time for me to put this on my baby highly recommend these products