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Luckybird

Tube Collar

Regular price R 173.00 ZAR
Regular price R 165.00 ZAR Sale price R 173.00 ZAR
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Tube Collar

Please note colours may vary 

Please consult your AVIAN VET before getting a collar to ensure it is the best OPTION for your parrot's plucking!  
Collars are NOT a QUICK FIX for plucking; you will need time to train and make your parrot accustomed to wearing a collar. 

The more severe your bird’s plucking, the thicker and stiffer the collar needs to be. 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 behaviour modification.

The Parrot Shop in collaboration with Luckybird will donate R20 from the sale of each collar to Cheeky Beaks Parrot Rescue. 

SIZES

XSmall: 30 -100 gm
Small: 100 - 250gm
Medium: 250 - 375gm
Large: 375- 800gm
Extra Large: 800+gm

MATERIALS

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

PUTTING ON THE COLLAR

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

1.Examine the size of the neck hole to determine if you need to trim it to fit. Neck holes are intentionally made small because you can always trim one to fit if it is too small but if the neck hole is too big, the collar would not protect your bird.

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

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

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

5.Now, attach the back velcro.

6.If your bird is a known chewer, which most mutilators are, use Moleskin to secure the velcro closures. 


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 to wearing a bird collar. 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" 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. Be persistent! Given it plenty of treats and favorite items to reinforce leaving the collar alone and going about daily activities. 

PRODUCT SUPPORT

This collar is designed so you can cut down both the neck hole and the perimeter to fit your bird.

Please be advised: Birds that habitually pluck or mutilate themselves and those that have had this habit for a long time need more training and time to adapt to a bird collar. While most people experience success with our bird collars we do not guarantee that a bird will adapt to a bird collar, that they'll like it, or that they can't remove the collar. 

Washing: The Velcro Closure bird collar is easy to clean and maintain. Just wash in mild soapy water and lay flat to dry.

Keeping The Collar On: Because plucking can turn into a nasty habit, some birds learn to unhook the hook-and-loop collar. One strategy is to spray the collar with a bitter-tasting spray to deter your bird. Another strategy is to use moleskin on the underside to hold the two sides together. 

Plan to support acceptance with these strategies:

1. Spray the bird collar with a bird-safe bitter spray like Bitter Apple.

2. After placing the collar on the bird, stabilize the hook and loop closure by placing a strip of moleskin or duct tape on the underside where the two sides overlap.