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- full range of protection
- choosing and training
- rotate for variety & protection
- feather plucking help
- the whole package
Full Range Of Protection
Feather plucking help is all we do. Browse our full range of UnRuffledRx Bird Collars for mild through severe plucking, wound recovery products for self-mutiliation, herbal remedies for birds, and environmental aids, we’ve got you covered. The Feather Destructive Behavior Workbook by Diane Burroughs, LCSW, provides comprehensive, research -based solutions like step-by-step behavior modification worksheets that guide you through managing your parrot feather destructive behavior.
Choosing And Training
We provide FREE email or text coaching for choosing the right bird collar. You'll training for acceptance instructions with every UnRuffledRx Bird Collar purchase. Each bird has individual needs and we know that finding a bird collar that your parrot both tolerates and that curbs feather plucking is a trial and error effort. That's why we encourage you to ask questions.
When choosing a bird collar, tell us:
- What kind of bird you have?
- Where is the bird plucking or where are the bald spots?
- Is it plucking all over the body or does your bird have open wounds?
- Does the bird have other health issues that affect it's vitality?
Rotate & Combine For Best Protection
Feather plucking is frequently related to the bird’s immediate need to relieve anxiety, but moods can also be learned, too. Discover what times your bird’s moods escalate and choose a combination of bird collar styles that you can rotate for those particular moods. Our customers tell us that they combine two styles or stack bird collars for thicker protection, as needed.
Bird Safe Materials
We only use soft fleece, Kevlar thread, veg-tan leather, Velcro and stainless steel snaps for a bird safe collar. You don’t have to worry about your bird swallowing fraying strings or chewing on unsafe metal or leather. UnRuffledRx Bird Collars feature our signature-preening fleece to occupy your parrots’ preening needs.
Feather Plucking Help
Does this whole thing have you stumped? Stop by the Parrot Academy, and our eBooks section. Gain all of the knowledge and confidence that you need to manage this upsetting problem in The Feather Destructive Behavior Workbook, where we cover causative factors, best practice remedies and help you create a step-by-step behavior modification plan suited your parrot’s feather plucking habit.
THE WHOLE PACKAGE
While a bird collar barrier is a necessary part of solving feather destructive behavior, so are calming strategies, environmental adjustments and parrot husbandry changes. Find a full range of products and help to put an end to your worries and keep your bird safe.
UnRuffledRx Bird Collars are made to help your bird stay healthy and happy. And, we back that up with our 30 Day Exchange Guarantee. If you’re not pleased with your unused bird collar purchase, just return it within 30 days and we’ll give you a replacement of equal value.
8 FACTS ABOUT PARROT FEATHER DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR (FDB)
BIRD COLLARS ACT AS A BAND-AID
Bird collars are the first step of a course of action for feather plucking management. It will benefit you greatly to catch the problem as early as possible and to address the underlying causes of feather plucking including anxiety, environmental or medical issues.
HAND-FED CHICKS ARE PRONE TO ADULT ONSET OF ANXIETY
A well thought out hypothesis of San Diego veterinarian Dr. Jenkins proposes that hand-fed chicks are more prone to adult onset of anxiety related feather plucking behavior. Corroborated by parrot behaviorists’ hand-fed chicks seem to miss major developmental milestones that are necessary for mood stabilization. Anxiety reduction is a major component of managing all FDB
SHARP PLUCKING INDUCED PAIN RELEASES CALMING ENDORPHINS
Just like human cutting or hair pulling, FDB is addictive. Intense pain releases highly addictive endorphins into the body that instantly relieves anxiety. Once addicted to this form of anxiety relief, the behavior becomes an obsessive need. That’s why caretakers turn to behavior modification for FDB management.
DISCOVER WHEN ANXIOUS PARROTS PLUCK
Anxious parrots pluck more during social or unpredictable events. Parrot calming supplements are an essential component of your FDB management strategy. Nobody wants a “drugged up” parrot, but that can be managed, too. Parrot calming meds include over the counter products such as AviCalm, Herbal Relaxation or Pluck No More. It is helpful to tinker with the dosing and administration timing. Research shows that medicating in early morning and upon arrival home from work offers optimum results.
PARROTS NEED A DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE
We all love massaging our parrot. But, parrot anatomy requires a different kind of love. Wild parrots mate annually in response to a specific set of criteria that make them hormonal; a nest-like cavity, a high protein diet, and lighting. Plus…. Touching sensitive body parts. Evidence shows that inappropriately petting a parrot causes a chronic hormonal state. This, in turn, causes enough sexual angst that the bird starts attacking itself. Ugh. This becomes addictive!
TRACK SOLUTIONS WITH THE A-B-C STRATEGY
Behavioral feather plucking requires an understanding of behavior modification, something that most of us don’t know much about. Learn how to track your parrots triggers and unwanted behavior with The Feather Destructive Behavior Workbook. Discover what issues trigger FDB. Learn responses that end problem behaviors and promote behaviors that you want to see more of.
GET A VARIETY OF COLLARS THAT ADDRESS DIFFERENT PARROT MOODS
It’s clear that restricting normal parrot behavior only increases anxiety. Parrots need to preen, play, forage and explore. The trick to managing FDB is to find the least restrictive bird collar that your parrot can tolerate but one that still protects the feathers. Just like you, parrots moods change throughout the day and week. UnRuffledRx Bird Collars come in a variety of restrictiveness levels. Take advantage of our Combo Discounts to buy a range of bird collars for different times of day or mood variances that your bird experiences.
MATCHED BIRD COLLARS MAKE FOR A LESS ANXIOUS PET
Experts agree that birds respond best to bird collars of similar color to their natural plumage. Sure, festive collars are cute, but your bird needs to feel normal in its bird collar. Choose from a variety of bird collars that match your parrot’s natural plumage and reduce undue anxiety. Some anxious parrots react to unnatural colors.
TIPS FOR MANAGING PARROT FEATHER DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR
- Use a bird collar as your first line of defense.
- Address underlying FDB causes like, anxiety, environment, socialization, parrot care and training strategies
- Always use force-free or positive training methods to teach your bird new skills.
- Feed your bird an optimum, species specific diet.
- Don’t beat yourself up. Your anxiety about FDB feeds into your birds behavior, increasing your parrots anxiety