Since individual birds vary in size, even within the species, choose the collars size based on your birds weight. Common species sizes are listed below however, for the most accurate sizing weigh your bird in grams.
|African Grey (Congo)||Medium|
|African Grey (Timneh)
|Amazon (Lilac Crowned)||Medium|
|Cameroon African Grey||Large|
|Cockatoo (Bare Eyed)||Medium|
|Cockatoo (Greater Sulphur Crested)||Large|
|Cockatoo (Lesser Sulphur Crested)||Medium|
|Cockatoo (Medium Sulphur Crested)||Medium|
|Cockatoo (Rose Breasted - Galah)||Medium|
|Conure (Blue Crown)||Large|
|Conure (Crimson Bellied)||X-Small|
|Conure (Fiery Shouldered)||X-Small|
|Conure (Green Cheek)||X-Small|
|Conure (Green Cheek – average with a girth of approx. 6")||X-Small|
|Conure (Maroon Bellied)||X-Small|
|Conure (White Eyed)||Small|
|Dove (Ring Neck, smaller)||Small|
|Dove (Ring Neck, larger)||Small|
|Eclectus (Red Sided)||Medium|
|Eclectus (Solomon Island)||Medium|
|Eclectus (Vos Maeri)||Medium|
|Indian Ring Neck||Small|
|Lorikeet, Rainbow (Australian)||Small|
|Lorikeet, Red Collar (Australian)||Small|
|Lorikeet, Scaly (Australian)||Small|
|Macaw (Blue & Gold - Larger)||Large|
|Macaw (Green Wing)||Large|
|Macaw (Red Headed)||Small|
|Macaw (Yellow Collar)||Small|
|Parakeet (Canary-Winged or BB)||XSmall|
|Parrot (Australian King)||Small|
|Parrot (Red Bellied)||Small|
Bird collars can be your feathered friend’s best friend. Consider the Parrot Poncho, which has been designed by veterinarians to protect mild to moderate feather plucking birds. With this collar, you’ll get the best of both worlds — protection and gentle restraint.
These bird collars support healing of:
The Parrot Poncho is made with two layers of lightweight fleece to protect birds from mild plucking. It is also useful for weakened or underweight birds that can't tolerate heavier bird collars. And, it is perfect for balding birds who may have trouble with body temperature regulation.
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Medium weight fleece, heavy-duty thread, soft knit neck
If you can't handle your bird, then you should have your vet help you.
ALWAYS observe your bird for a few days to make sure that it can get around and go about its daily activities like walking, eating, and playing.
Every bird reacts differently. Some birds throw a fit while others act like they are frozen.
Either way, it is up to you to lavishly reward and reinforce "normal" behavior and ignore the fits. If your
bird acts frozen, as if it can't move or eat, gently show it that it can walk, eat, and play.
Given it plenty of treats and favorite items to reinforce leaving the collar alone and going about daily activities.
If the Parrot Poncho gets worn out, you should cut it off rather than ruffle the feathers by trying to pull it back over the head,
Trim To Fit: If the collar is too long trim it back at the bottom and add a few stitches at the seam where you cut it.
Please be advised: Birds that habitually pluck or mutilate themselves and those that have had this habit for a long time need more training and time to adapt to a bird collar. While most people experience success with our bird collars we do not guarantee that a bird will adapt to a bird collar, that they'll like it, or that they can't remove the collar.
Washing: Wash in mild soapy water and lay flat to dry.
Keeping The Collar On: One strategy to keep your bird from chewing on a collar is to spray the collar with a bitter-tasting spray to deter your bird. Another strategy is to use moleskin on the underside to hold the two sides together.
Tips, tricks & advice from the pros. that include how to adjust the fit for your particular bird, click here.
Plan to support acceptance with these strategies:
1. Spray the bird collar with a bird-safe bitter spray like Bitter Apple Or Bitter Yuk.
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.
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.
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