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BeakGuard Bird Vest For Self Mutilators

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  • PRODUCT DETAILS

    When it comes to your pet bird, there is nothing scarier than a bird that self mutilates and causes itself to bleed. You know first hand. Birds can bleed out quickly. Wounds can become infected. The behavior becomes a compulsive habit that is hard to turn around. That's why it's important to use a comprehensive approach to get bird self-mutilation under control quickly.

    • This sturdy "BeakGuard" Bird Vest interrupts severe feather plucking and bird self mutilation by protecting your birds' chest & back.

    • Has a protective Kevlar® insert - Yep!? The fabric used in bullet proof vests

    • DuraGrip® industrial strength hook & loop closure.

    • For best results, combine this vest with wellness strategies and behavior modification.

    We do not recommend these bird vests for mild to moderate pluckers. Instead, check out our Sock Vest.

  • SIZE

    If your bird is weak or underweight please discuss treatment options with your veterinarian.

    Please measure your bird prior to purchasing. All sizes are approximate.  Birds have different body shapes just like people.

    Size

    Girth x  Length

    Bird Weight

    Small

    10" x 4.75"

    200 - 299

    Medium

    12" x 5"

    300 - 499 gm

    Large

    13.5 x 6"

    500 - 700 gm

    XLarge

    18" x 6.5"

    700 - 1000 gm

     

  • MATERIALS

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

  • PUTTING THE VEST ON

    This may be a two-person job. If you can't handle your bird, then you should have your vet help you.

    1. Sit on the floor with your knees in front of you. 

    2. Place your bird in between your legs with the beak pointing away from you.

    3. One person may need to hold the head stabilizing the jaw to prevent a bite.

    4. Approach your bird from the front and place the front of the open bird vest over the chest. Lift one wing to slide the tab to the back and secure the velcro.  Lift the second wing and do the same.  Now, attach the back velcro.

    5. If your bird is a known chewer, which most mutilators are, use Moleskin to secure the velcro closures. You can also place a Moleskin patch on the front.

    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" parrot 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 in a bird collar.

    Be persistent! Give your pet plenty of treats and favorite toys to when it is leaving the collar alone. Also, reward normal parrot daily activities like

    ✅ Playing
    ✅ Exploring
    ✅ Exercising

  • PRODUCT SUPPORT

    Self Mutilating Birds Are Destructive

    The protective insert is a relatively lightweight material that is so strong that it is known to withstand bullets. It also provides a barrier from sharp beaks. However, this bird vest may not withstand a vigorous chewer.  You know your bird best and if it has a history of destructing bird collars, try these strategies:

    1. Spray the Bird Vest with No Chew or a similar bitter daily.
    2. Cover the Bird Vest with a Fleece Bird Collar.
    3. Replace the Bird Vest if the protective insert becomes exposed so that your bird doesn't ingest the fibers.
    4. Bump up protection with our Self-mutilating Combo

    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.

    Washing: The BeakGuard Bird Vest is easy to clean and maintain. Just wash in mild soapy water and lay flat to dry.

    Pairing: This bird collar will pair perfectly with our cone collars and neck bird collars for extra support.

  • SUPPORTING MUTILATORS

    The BeakGuard Bird 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. 

    Disclaimer: Made with DuPont™ Kevlar® insert

  • OUR RETURN POLICY

    To receive a refund on returned items:

    • Items must be received within 30 days of purchase
    • Shipped back in the original packaging with tags and safety seals intact
    • In resalable condition (no bite marks, dander, or open supplements)
    • eBooks and Digital Patterns are not eligible for returns

    Failure to comply may result in a minimum 25% restocking fee

    Please Note: The buyer is responsible for return shipping. 

    For more detail see our Full Return Policy

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HOW Bird Collars Help

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.

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WHO are soft bird collars for?

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!

Trusted by Avian Vets

Ask your Avian vet about our bird collars. With over 1,000 successful cases, we've helped even severe self mutilating birds who were thought to be untreatable.

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GETTING The Most Out Of A Bird Collar

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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 Policy

Watch Our Training Video
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: https://youtu.be/ubm2BCNH5LE

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?

Find Returns policy at https://birdsupplies.com/pages/returns_new

Can I get a discount on the whole system?

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