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Buying a Breakaway Cat Collar

Posted on December 13, 2018 by Nancy Brennan

When you put a Birdsbesafe collar cover onto your cat, it is held on by a breakaway cat collar. The Birdsbesafe cover is made of fabric and shaped like a tube, open at two ends. The cat collar goes inside it, and buckles both onto the cat.

Birdsbesafe cover and a cat collar, together, looks like this:

Birdsbesafe collar cover and cat collar inside

This is designed for your cat's safety, so that both elements will fall off if they are tugged on hard or if the cat caught them on something like a branch.

You choose the style and brand of collar that you like best, for your cat. You can purchase whatever brand, collar and buckle that you like. We think this is an advantage for you--because cats are picky and they have their preferences!

Usually we sell one or two brands of breakaway cat collars right here on the website, for you to buy, if you want to. December has found us selling product out very quickly - and today, Dec. 13, we don't have any collars in stock.

We will have cat collars for sale on our website, again, by at least Monday, Dec. 17.

Until then, look for a reliable, well-reviewed breakaway cat collar at the usual places. We often hear good reviews of Lupine brand, Coastal Pet brand (the newest of their buckle styles), RC Pet Products, and Country Brook Petz. These are just some of the good options. Your local pet store may have more advice, too.

Thank you! And we're sorry for any inconvenience!

  - Birdsbesafe co. thanks you for caring about cats and birds!

Birdsbesafe Company Makes the News

Posted on November 30, 2018 by Nancy Brennan

Birdsbesafe
Birdsbesafe collar covers made the news! Our local and regional newspaper, the Burlington Free Press, featured the story of our product's origin in a three-page cover story, complete with photos of three cats and me, the originator of the product. We recounted the story of the invention (which you can read on our About Us page), and we shared some information about how far the product has come, in our almost ten-year history.

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Birdsbesafe Co. Gives Thanks - and a Seasonal Discount

Posted on November 21, 2018 by Nancy Brennan

Kitty in Birdsbesafe
Happy Thanksgiving! We are giving $1 off on two of Birdsbesafe cover designs until Dec. 21. That's a small thank you to our great customers!
The Thanksgiving holiday is almost here. It's a time to give thanks, at gatherings with family and friends. As a small business owner, I'm taking a moment to reflect and give thanks for all that I am grateful for.

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Bird Safety around Bird Feeders

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Nancy Brennan

Greetings from Vermont! My home's bird feeder went up for the winter season yesterday, after a spell of cold weather, sleet, rain and snow.
     This year, it seemed like we went from a day in the 80s, to snow, almost overnight. I thought it was time to put the bird feeder up, and I was right! The birds have been swarming it and I have refilled it twice already. They are so hungry that the Black-capped Chicadees are sharing with the Blue Jays, and the White-breasted Nuthatch will zoom in over the head of the departing Red-breasted Nuthatch.

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More Recognition for Birdsbesafe® Products' Value in Bird Conservation

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Nancy Brennan

Our small company has marketed its own invention, the patented Birdsbesafe® cat collar cover, since early in 2009. Yesterday, we celebrated a milestone for our scientifically tested and increasingly popular product. Birdsbesafe® collar covers were listed as an anti-predation device on the website of the American Bird Conservancy, a national bird conservation group.

ABC banner on Birdsbesafe on their website
The American Bird Conservancy has had a long-running Cats Indoors Campaign, which garnered support from a veterinarians' association and the U.S. Humane Society, among others, for the goal of all cats being kept indoors to protect wildlife from them. But, of 100 million pet cats estimated to be in the U.S., the pet industry experts reports that about 2/3 of them go outdoors.

A range of solutions can help significantly reduce or eliminate the cat's ability to hunt and capture wildlife including birds. The American Bird Conservancy has chosen to list these options, in a section on Solutions, on their website. Birdsbesafe® cat collar covers, with their related scientific studies, are shown and linked to. We appreciate it!

In the United States, the average cat owner owns two cats. That means that there are 50 million decision-makers in the U.S. Some will keep there cats indoors, happily, such as I do now, and some will let their cats out, for many different reasons. Fifty million cat owners are going to each have their individual choices and preferences.

We join with ABC in hoping that you will take a good look at what you can do to keep your cat from harming wildlife and, more specifically, birds. Review their solutions page, here. Do the best you can. And if your cat does roam free outdoors, consider the Birdsbesafe® collar cover, which is easy to use, safe for your cat and highly effective. It's been scientifically tested and marketed since 2009. It has been shown to reduce birds caught by about 87% on average, even for highly skilled hunting cats. It's a great solution if your cat is an avid bird-hunter, but you're not able to contain the cat indoors.

Thanks for caring about cats and birds!

Spring Birds and Birdsbesafe® for Your Cat

Posted on May 09, 2018 by Nancy Brennan

Cat named Cleo
Spring in North America and Europe! Spring means birds, and we are hard at work helping you protect birds in your yards. Here's Cleo, contemplating her new spring fashion from Birdsbesafe!

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Cat Collars: Your FAQ Answered

Posted on November 15, 2017 by Nancy Brennan

When we designed the Birdsbesafe® collar cover, we wanted you to be able to use any cat collar that you liked. We still think this is a good idea: your cat may do well with a style of collar that wouldn't work as well for a different cat. Some cats are smaller, larger, stronger, more active, or (sigh) Houdini like in their ability to lose cat collars.
Here are some pointers to help you pick a collar that will bring you success!

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