Bird Collar FAQ

How To Put This Collar On

We strongly recommend that you train your bird to wear the bird collar, but, in some situations, that’s not realistic. 

If your bird is a new to bird collars, you may want to towel your bird or have someone assist you to put the collar on.  

  1. Stretch out the neck of the bird collar. If it seems to small, notch the neck hole between the two seams.
  2. Set your bird in your lap facing forward. Hold your birds head at the jaw area with one hand to prevent getting bitten. 
  3. Slip the collar over your birds head until its on. 
  4. Make sure that you can get your pinky in between the collar and your birds neck.
  5. Place your bird upright and encourage the bird to stand.
  6.  If your bird is tripping over the collar or the neck is too tight you can trim the collar.  
 

How Do Birds Commonly Bird React To A Bird Collar?

Some birds adapt better to a bird collar than others.  The more nervous that a bird is, the more you’ll need to work on training it to wear the collar. Also, the more severe the plucking habit and the longer the bird has been plucking seems to make a difference in how quickly a bird adjusts to a bird collar. 

Begin using the bird collar on a weekend or when you can observe your bird for a few days. Your bird may flop around or throw a fit, at first.  If it does this, place a towel in the bottom of the cage and lower the perches. Be patient and the minute it stops fighting the collar show your excitement and give your bird verbal praise and a favorite treat, if it will take it. Most birds adjust to the collar within a few days. 

Can A Bird Open The Hook & Loop?

Long-time pluckers and severe feather plucking birds may learn how to open the hook & loop.  Here are four ways to deter this behavior:  

  1. Spray the bird collar withNo Chew
  2. Use duct tape on the underside of the collar to hold the two sides together. 
  3. Some people opt to take the collar to a shoe repair shop to have heavy-duty stainless steel snaps installed. 
  4. Use FRIEND to shape your bird’s behavior. Train it that it will get attention and treats by playing, eating, chewing toys, or just about any other positive behavior. Then, ignore its nervous behaviors, like trying to take the collar off

How Do I Pick the Right Sized Bird Collar?

Choosing the right sized bird collar is important.  The easiest way to figure out what size your bird needs is to weigh your bird using a gram scale. Once you know your birds weight in grams, you can choose a bird collar using the chart below.

Which Color Should I Buy?

We make our collars in three colors. Nervous birds, in particular, may be more accepting of a collar color that is found in their plumage.

Available Bird Collar Colors:
Cockatoo (yellow)
Grey (Gray)
Tropical (Green)

How do I wash the bird collar?

Our bird e collars are very easy to take care of. Simply hand wash them with a

Will my bird be able to eat and drink in the bird collar?

Please observe your bird to ensure that it is eating and drinking in the bird collar. Some birds need to be shown how to eat and drink and a small percentage prefer to have the bird collar removed during feeding time. 

Will my bird be able to fly in the collar?

For safety purposes, we don’t recommend allowing your bird to fly while wearing a cone collar.

My bird destroyed the bird collar or took it off. Can I return it? 

Our goal is to make UnRuffledRx Bird Collars as strong as possible while still being safe for your bird. Our bird collars are designed to be soft, comfortable, flexible, safe, and lightweight. 

 We all know that parrots are very destructive and that they can damage almost any material.  As a consequence, our soft bird collars can be destroyed by your pet.  Stronger materials are heavy, often unsafe, and affect your pets activities of daily living and quality of life. Please make sure to review all training materials and work with your pet to accept the collar.  Destroyed collars are not eligible for returns or exchanges. 

My bird didn’t adjust well to the bird collar. Can I return it? 

We recognize that not all birds will not enjoy wearing a bird collar. Feather pluckers are nervous by nature and they often need a desensitization period.  Please view our instructional video, educational materials, and work with your bird to accept the collar. If your bird needs to become desensitized to new toys, it will need the same respect to get used to a bird collar.  Working with your pet will improve your relationship with your pet and its self-confidence. Never the less, we can’t guarantee that your bird will come to accept wearing a bird collar.  For these reasons your purchase that cannot be returned.

 

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