Kevlar Vest For Bird Self Mutilation

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    Medium weight fleece fabric, heavy-duty thread, stiffener, Kevlar insert, industrial strength hook & loop.

    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 Kevlar "Bullet-proof" 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

    Kevlar is a relatively lightweight material that is so strong that it can 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 Kevlar Bird Vest with No Chew or a similar bitter daily.
    2. Cover the Kevlar Bird Vest with a Fleece Bird Collar.
    3. Replace the Kevlar Bird Vest if the Kevlar becomes exposed so that your bird doesn't ingest the fibers.

    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:

    • 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.


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    Please know that birds that compulsively pluck or mutilate and those that have been plucking for few years may chew up or outwit a bird collar. Plan to support acceptance with patient training and a bitter-tasting spray. 

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HOW Bird Collars Help

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.

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WHO are soft bird collars for?

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, choose a more restrictive plastic collar. Also, there are issues with how durable we can make a collar that is both comfortable and safe for your bird. Bird's chew and compulsive pluckers may not tolerate our soft bird collars.

WHY Choose UnRuffledRx?

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!

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GETTING The Most Out Of A Bird Collar

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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 Policy

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The Ultimate Goal

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.

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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?

click to Returns policy in the footer below.

Can I get a discount on the whole system?

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