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BeakGuard Bird Vest For Self Mutilators

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    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. 

    • This sturdy "BeakGuard" Bird Vest interrupts severe feather plucking and bird self mutilation by protecting your birds' chest & back.
    • DuraGrip® industrial strength hook & loop closure.
    • For best results, combine this vest with wellness strategies and behavior modification.

    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:

    1. Spray the Bird Vest with No Chew or a similar bitter daily.
    2. Cover the Bird Vest with a Fleece Bird Collar.
    3. Replace the Bird Vest if the protective becomes exposed so that your bird doesn't ingest the fibers.
    4. Bump up protection with our Self-mutilating Combo

    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:

    • Watch Cockatude 14 to educate yourself about bird self mutilation and learn treatment options
    • Improve bird wellness
    • Take care of all medical issues
    • Begin ABA style bird behavior training right now

    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

    Compare bird collars here.

    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. 

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HOW Bird Collars Help

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.

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WHO are soft bird collars for?

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!

Trusted by Avian Vets

Ask your Avian vet about our bird collars. With over 1,000 successful cases, we've helped even severe self mutilating birds who were thought to be untreatable.


GETTING The Most Out Of A Bird Collar

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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 Policy

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The Ultimate Goal

Ever wonder why your bird likes to pluck its feathers? Of course, you do. Because sometimes feather plucking can mean something more serious like health problems or even anxiety.

Add another layer of support with the Feather Plucking Rescue Kit. It comes with a range of supplements that address common contributing factors to plucking.

Add the Feather Plucking Rescue Pack, and a behavior consultation to help you get to the root of your bird's feather plucking.

How do I collar train my bird?

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:

How do I choose the best collar style for my bird?
What size do I need?

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.

What is the return policy?

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Can I get a discount on the whole system?

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