It did help calm my birds down from screaming constantly. I was using avicalm and I couldn't find it anymore. This has the same ingredient in it. It works faster and better than avicalm.
the collar fits our Goffin cockatoo great. she had plucked herself almost completely featherless putting herself in real danger of bleeding to death or freezing. she now has almost all her feathers back. even though she did chew at the shield it was still very durable
I was very pleased with helpful information within the nutritional requirements for parrots ebook. Thank you do much for providing a Helpful booklet which is most Helpful to new owners.
The E. collar is beautiful, very well made.
This works well for keeping our Citron from picking, but he is able to start opening the Velcro, we had to put a small binder clip on at the top of it, to hold it closed. Since the pieces are like triangles to make it round, there is only a small amount of velcro holding the top closed. You need to figure out away to close up the top with a stronger hold then it has right now, but otherwise I love this. It did take him a little bit to figure out how to manuver with it on, but now he is hanging of the side of the cage playing with his toys, like it isn't even there.
The collar is very great quality; it’s very well made and durable. I had to trim the collar around the neck area because it was too tight for my lovebird. The outside part needed trimmed as well, as it was too long for my lovebird to be able to move around. It does seem to prevent her from plucking at the top of her wing, however she can still reach the bottom part and is still picking. She also figured out how to loosen it during the day when I’m not home, so she’s started pulling the feathers on her chest out.. So, I’m still playing around with the best fit, but overall, I’m happy with the quality of the collar. She’s tried chewing it apart and she hasn’t been able to do that at least! Fingers crossed she slows down on the picking soon.
I took about a week to get my umbrella cockatoo used to seeing and touching the slip on collar. I put it on her today and she has started chewing it up. I'm not sure how long it will last.
We had trouble with our email account. A friend stopped by today & hurray! hurray! it is working again!. I've just uploaded & printed out the book & will now be able to study it. It's wonderful that there is so much information & knowledge to gain. We do have an excellent Avian Vet, but she is a 2 hour drive from our farm. Now, maybe we will be able to ask better questions on our next visit.
We have spent more time with Sophie, of course in the winter it is easier to do, but we will make more time for all 5 of our parrots.
The colored treat boxes are great, nice & strong - our male umbrella cockatoo is very adapt at taking things apart, but he has met his match with these.
Looking forward to ordering again!
Ellen & Cindy
I love it! I used to put the ponchos on my African Grey. They helped. But these tube collars are great! He loves them! His feathers are growing back! I recommend them! They may be a bit to large for my African Greys neck.. but it works! He moves the velcro to the front of him!
This does appear to help keep our dear friend Max calmer throughout the day. It is really noticeable if you run out for about a week!
Am so pleased that I found your site to purchase these products as i don’t have to constantly bring my Moluccan to the vet to wear a feather plucking deterrent collar everytime she plays up. Am sure in the not too distant future I will be able to get her off her feather plucking habit having these aids around.
I purchased this for my Goffin Cockatoo who had a chest injury. He was unable to open the snaps. Please know you may have to buy multiple of this product though, because those little beaks do damage to the cone when they pick at the neck area. Mine lasted about two weeks before I ordered a new one. And as with any cone, my little guys movement was limited so all perches, bowls and toys were put on one level for him to get to. A good temporary solution.
My Congo grey female is 17 years old and seldom if ever would step up from the top of her cage. 3 hours with the clicker training and she is ready to almost jump off when I say Step Up! Thanks so much, great program..
My female Eclectus picked all of her neck feathers out and a few thin patchy areas under her wings trying to nest. With the advice from Diane at Bird Supplies, we ordered the large knit cuff poncho. It fits terrific. I did have to trim the poncho to keep her from stepping on it. It took a couple days for her to get used to wearing it, but she can now maneuver herself around the cage. I received a grey poncho with white polka dots and I love it. It looks cute on my red bird. I tell her it's her Christmas Dress. She has chewed at the fleece poncho and the knit cuff, but she hasn't caused any damage to either areas. Very nice quality. The vet was happy with it too; she was going to make a stiff neck collar for her, but when she saw the poncho, she chose the poncho. She's a little mad at me, but she'll come around. Dude note, she received a small dose of Lupron to help decrease the desire to nest. So, I think the two together will provide great results. Thank you for all of the help in choosing the right product and the correct fit. Merry Christmas!
I received the medium collar for my small Solomon Island Eclectus, but it is too large. It's a workout for her to carry it around. It may fit your average African Grey, Amazon etc. but too large. She apparently fits into a half size between the small and medium..
This is a very well made collar, but it (a medium size) was a bit large for my small female Soloman Island Eclectus. I think a small would have been too small. It's a real improvement on the older stiff collar..
Great tube for birds who pick their chest or upper chest. My molluccan cockatoo plucks his upper chest and this has helped so much. I ordered the X-Large but hes too smart for his own good, so I had to put a bandana over top of it so he couldn't see or turn to get his bald spot.
I'm at my wits end. My female Moluccan cockatoo is chewing/plucking her feathers off and even drawing blood. I've tried all the products that are supposed to stop that behavior to no avail. She looks horrible and nobody would want her. I'm 86 years old and too tired to take care of her. I think she senses something wrong with me and it's the cause of her anxious behavior. I've had her since she was 1 year old. So she's around 36 now. I also have anxiety (over her) so we're 2 birds with anxiety. She needs a forever home. Any ideas?
My red crowned Amazon was molting, one morning she had lost all the red feathers on her head. She was bald! Once I started feeding featherific new feathers came in quickly and they were vibriant red! I have had comments from friends that her feathers were beautiful and bright. I am very happy with the results!
These collars are extremely easy for me to get on and off my bird. The soft fabric is so much more comfortable for him to wear than the hard plastic ones from the vet. This makes it easier for the bird to eat, perch, climb, and do normal activities.
One recommendation would be the installation of an additional closure on each end, perhaps a snap, that makes it harder for the bird to remove. The only problem with the collar being easy for me to remove, is that the Velcro makes it easy for him to take the collar off too.
It was great to have it to help my bird recover from a wing injury, since he could not reach the wing to damage it while in recovery.
Sometimes it is hard to give feedback on products for plucking because it takes more than several months to begin seeing if something is working. I use the aloe vera in conjunction with bee pollen, avicalm, palm oil and from the drug store 3 antibiotic ointment for where her skin was scabbed and itchy, spreading it thinly on her wounds. I think the most important thing is that her abrasions don't turn into an infection. I have been using all that for about 2 to 3 months. Yesterday I took her to the vet~and he said her skin is baby soft (well that means her skin is softer than mine!) She passed all her tests showing her very healthy. I feel the items I am using on her especially the aloe spray are helping. Now I have to see whether she plucks the new feathers that are coming in. She is growing back her collar feathers, and along her back between her wings. It will take a long time for her other feathers to emerge. My attitude is that I have obsessive compulsive habits, so if chewing or plucking her feathers remains a habit for her, I can at least protect her from any skin infections and or itching~the palm oil, I feed all three of my parrots everyday, also the bee pollen. Everyone is healthy. I feel the aloe spray is important.
I have tried many different types of collars (leather, leather with foam) the unruffedrx felt collars are the best. They are light so they do not damage new feather growth and do not impair the bird mobility, they are comfortable, washable (cold water only) and fun looking. I got a jungle color size large (Fringy Bird Collar for Severe Feather Picking Parrots) for my eclectus and it works great! The best part is that you can reduce the diameter of the collar or some of the neck felt fabric to meet your bird's need and allow for a perfect fit by just cutting the collar.
My cockatoo thinks she is special because she gets to wear fleece poncho. I tell her how pretty she is. It slips on easy and keeps her cozy since she has picked a lot of feathers. I believe it helps reduce some of her chewing feathers and over preening. She has about a half dozen ponchos to wear.