Notable tip: Fabric colors may change seasonally or due to supply chain issues. For example, tropical colors are changing from green to blue.
Medium weight fleece fabric, heavy-duty thread, stiffener, Kevlar® insert, industrial strength hook & loop.
Please note we currently make this vest in a light blue that looks great on any bird. We currently have limited quantities of yellow, grey, and green which are available for shipment while supplies last. If we are out of another color we will substitute the blue shade.
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.
Self Mutilating Birds Are Destructive
The protective insert is a relatively lightweight material that is so strong that it is known to withstand bullets. It also provides a barrier from sharp beaks. However, this bird vest may not withstand 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.
Washing: The BeakGuard Bird Vest is easy to clean and maintain. Just wash in mild soapy water and lay flat to dry.
Pairing: This bird collar will pair perfectly with our cone collars and neck bird collars for extra support.
Putting On: Designed to attach with hook-and-loop straps in the back and around the wings, this bird vest is a little harder to get on and a lot harder to remove for a bird.
The BeakGuard Bird 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.
Putting The Collar On:
This bird collar closes with DuraGrip® Industrial Strength Hook & Loop that allows for a wide range of collar adjustments and a better fit. Persistent pluckers may be able to open the hook & loop. Try spraying the collar with a bitter spray or use duct tape on the underside.
Disclaimer: Made with DuPont™ Kevlar® insert
|Size||Girth x Length||Bird Weight|
|Small||11" x 4.75"||200 - 299|
|Medium||300 - 499 gm|
|Large||13.5 x 6"||500 - 700 gm|
|XLarge||18" x 6.5"||700 - 1000 gm|
Tips, tricks & advice from the pros. that include how to adjust the fit for your particular bird, click here.
Please be advised: Birds that habitually pluck or mutilate themselves and those that have had this habit for a long time are more prone to chewing the collar or trying to remove it.
Plan to support acceptance with these strategies:
1. Spray the bird collar with a bird-safe bitter spray like Bitter Apple Or King's No Chew.
2. After placing the collar on the bird, stabilize the hook and loop closure by placing a strip of moleskin or duct tape on the underside where the two sides overlap.
UnRuffledRx Soft Bird Collars are the first line of defense for stopping feather plucking because they interrupt the plucking cycle. The more severe your bird’s plucking, the thicker and stiffer the collar it will need. Most birds need time to adjust to a bird collar.
Bird collars are part of a range of wellness products that support feather pluckers. They work while you work on improving your pet's diet, improve parrot husbandry, and start using behavior modification.Take the bird collar quiz
Birds (and avian vets) love our soft bird collars! They're easy to put on and wear while keeping your feathered friend safe from self-harm. With care and support, you can trust that our collars will last through all of your pet's adventures!
While most bird's accept bird collars easily, some that have been severely plucking over time need added support. Visit our Product Support Page to learn how to improve the chances that your bird will accept the collar.
Science shows us that parrot wellness is one of the most effective things that you can do to support your feather plucking bird. But, what does that mean? Learn all about parrot wellness in this blog or on this video.
In addition to wellness, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA Therapy) is very effective. This science-backed approach is hard to grasp, but I've got lots of blog posts on it. For individualized help Book a consultation today.
We recognize that not all bird's 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
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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.
Find Returns policy at https://birdsupplies.com/pages/returns_new
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