Manage Plucking and Self-Mutilating Behavior with UnRuffledRx Bird Collars
Feather plucking and self-mutilation is defined as Feather Destructive Behavior (FDB). Get a thorough check-up from an Avian Veterinarian to determine the cause. Is it a medical or a behavioral problem. Whatever the cause of the FDB, a good bird collar will provide a barrier that protects the bird from further damage.
UnRuffledRx Bird Parrot Collars are made from a variety of bird safe materials in designs for a range of plucking and self-injurious behaviors. You'll find other ways to manage the behavior in our eBook Understanding Feather Plucking Behavior.
Start out with the least restrictive parrot collar
By "restrictive" we mean how much the collar restricts access to parts of the body. Your goal will be to find a bird collar that your parrot both tolerates and that works. Some smart, flexible birds figure out how to open the hook and loop or manuver around the material. The level of bird collar restrictiveness increases with parrot collar thickness and stiffness of manufacturing materials. Keep in mind that these properties may increase the weight of the collar.
Click "Compare" products to determine the level of restrictiveness of individual collars.
Vets advise to choose a collar that both protects your bird and that your bird tolerates. Please be willing to experiment on a variety of products and strategies
Wholesale pricing for bird collars is available for bulk orders to avian veterinarians and 503b parrot rescues.