How to Choose a Bird Collar
This Should Give You Hope.
- Choose by plucking severity
- Choose by style
- Choose by plucking location
- Training for acceptance
- the whole package
Choose by Style
We offer three styles of bird collars. Each style has its pro's and con's, depending on the birds personality, how entrenched the bird is in the plucking compulsion, and what your goals are. Here are some basic guidelines:
- ✔ Surgical / Injury Recovery: Saf-T Shield
- ✔ Cone Bird Collars: Large patches of missing feathers.
- ✔ Tube Collars: Restricts neck movement with minimal disruption of daily activities.
- ✔ Vests for Feather Plucking: Back & Chest with a comforting swaddling effect.
Choosing by plucking location
Let's face it. Finding a collar that works for your bird takes trial and error. But, over the years through hundreds of customer feedback inquiries, we can make educated guesses of what works for different plucking locations. This diagram will help you make an educated decision of where to start.
Choosing a bird collar based on the severity of the plucking
We offer feather plucking apparel for mild, moderate and severe feather plucking parrots as well as for self-mutilation. Keep in mind that the more severe the plucking, the more restrictive the collar needs to be. Plucking takes on an addictive quality, creating a true compulsion toward self-harm. This will require a thicker, stiffer that may impair daily activities of life. The stronger the compulsion, the more you'll need to rely on a variety of strategies to mitigate the problem.
What Size Do I Need?
We offer collars for tiny through jumbo parrots. While we make every attempt to give accurate sizing recommendations, there is a size variance even within species. Please educate yourself with the resources below:
- ✔ General Size Chart
- ✔ How to Measure Your Bird
- ✔ Exchange Policy