Cats normally rely on being stealthy while hunting. Their stalking behavior lets them get close to their prey, unseen. But, Birdsbesafe's bright colors help cats be easily seen by songbirds. Seeing the threat, birds take action. To avoid the cat, birds fly to safety! With a Birdsbesafe® collar cover, it's like your cat is wearing a bright flag that signals: "Danger! Danger!" The patented Birdsbesafe® solution will typically reduce birds caught by 87%!
Bird Vision: Songbirds see bright colors especially well because of unique eye anatomy: a fourth type of cone and extra rods. The fourth cone emphasizes bright colors in the birds' visual field, and the extra rods help those colors be seen well even at dawn or dusk.
In North America and Europe, you can expect your cat to catch about 87% fewer birds when wearing our Birdsbesafe cat collar cover – even if your cat is an especially skilled hunter! And the bird-protecting effect will last, long-term.
An independent scientific field study was conducted at St. Lawrence University, in New York state, using about 50 cats in two periods of fall and spring. The field study compared prey caught by cats, with or without wearing Birdsbesafe collar covers during outdoor roaming.
Our device was called "highly effective" in the research report in the Global Ecology and Conservation Journal. In total, there was a 87% reduction in the number of birds caught when cats wore our products.
The authors wrote: "The conservation implications are clear: if owners of outdoor cats choose to use Birdsbesafe® collar covers, a significant factor in the decline of bird populations would drop precipitously." Read more about the study in our discussion here.
Australian Study: Another science study was led by Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. Their study showed their local birds with good color vision and herpetofauna were significantly protected by our products, with a combined 49% reduction. Read our summary of the study, if you are in Australia or New Zealand.
Our patented product was carefully designed for your cat. Customer-loved since 2009.
Reflective trim on the Birdsbesafe® collar cover helps protect your cat from cars at night. Bonus: Shine a flashlight in your yard at night to spot your cat easily.
Fabric Formula: Our patented Birdsbesafe® collar covers are sewn in the U.S. We choose fabrics with colors and patterns that are based on ten years of research and field-testing. Our exclusive "fabric formula" ensures the Birdsbesafe cat collar cover work well to protect birds!
Success: Birdsbesafe® collar covers function very well, even for highly skilled cats. The effect is immediate and enduring. Birdsbesafe® covers provide very strong protection for birds, but not every bird will always be protected from every cat. See our FAQ page for some notes on limitations in performance. A bird must be able to see the cat's colorful neckwear and, then, be able fly away to safety.
Recent publicity finds Birdsbesafe® products featured in Pacific Standard magazine, on the BBC's The One Show, in The Atlantic magazine, Audubon magazine, Smithsonian, Conservation magazines online, Discovery News, Mother Nature News, and many more. See more stories on our press page.
A Recognized Conservation Tool: Cat predation on birds is a significant bird conservation problem globally. Our products are popular with wild bird hobby stores, nature and bird conservation organizations, in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe and beyond. If you let your cat outdoors, where it can hunt, please try to help the birds be safe. See our Cats'n'birds page for more information on cat predation on birds and how you can help.
Just want to say THANK YOU. Our giant cat, Mr. Tuna, was a bird killer. We tried different strategies to keep him inside and away from birds, but as a rescued outdoor cat, we knew he'd be miserable if he had to stay inside all the time. The collar has been a huge success. No birds [have] died this year so far ... He doesn't even mind wearing it. We wonder if he thinks he looks kinda sporty.
— KF, 2018 Customer
My tuxedo cat strolls the neighborhood, wearing his collar, letting neighbors see how we can protect the birds.
We are grateful the collar has significantly reduced the number of bird kills.
— LH, 2018 Customer