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February 29, 2020
Would you dress up your cat in brightly colored "ruff" to save the lives of backyard birds? It was an open question, when I started my company to popularize my own bird-saving invention in 2009.
Eleven years later, we owe all our customers a debt of gratitude for providing a resounding "Yes" to that question. You do care about birds, and you will use our colorful cat accessory to save birds from your cat. Thank you!
Our cat-owning customers are our bird conservation heroes. It’s the cat owners who fasten the colorful collars around their cats’ necks. We are advancing bird protection goals together.
The scientists and volunteers who have studied the product have verified the product's effectiveness, but it is you, the customer, who makes the choice to protect birds from your cats.
Cat owners are wise to take responsibility for their cats' impact on wildlife, particularly birds. Birds are under increasing environmental pressures and their numbers are dropping. There 100 million or so pet cats in the U.S. and while we only have estimates of the toll that cats take on birds, the “low” estimates are in the millions of birds.
Together, we are making a difference in songbird populations around the globe.
Our company’s top-most goal in 2020 is to have ever-widening availability of the product, so that it can do the most good for bird conservation. Our "In Stores" page lists places you can shop for the product today, and of course, you can shop on this website.
In 2020, we are looking for an elegant way to vastly expand that list, because you, the cat owners, want us to do so. We especially hoping to have new options soon for the UK and Europe. Stay tuned.
And, as always, thanks for caring about cats and birds.
February 12, 2021
Results of a scientific field study, led by Univ. of Exeter's Dr. Robbie MacDonald, were published in the journal Current Biology this week."Fitting Birdsbesafe collar covers reduced the numbers of birds captured and brought home by 42% but had no discernible effect on mammals."
And, the research paper characterized it: "Birdsbesafe is a colorful collar cover that works as a visual warning, increasing the visibility of cats to potential prey animals with color vision. It exhibited pronounced effectiveness in reducing killing of birds, and more generally, prey with good color vision, including herpetofauna."
November 28, 2020
As we enter the holiday season, in 2020, it is remarkable how very unique 2020 has been around the globe. What remained the same, for us at Birdsbesafe company, was our devotion to helping cat owners save birds!
October 17, 2020
We really enjoy hearing from you about your successes with Birdsbesafe® collar covers on your cats protecting birds in your yards. Here's just a sampling of some recent emails that we have received! We appreciate every one of them.
Thanks for caring about cats and birds.
"We love your product, it’s amazingly effective…not a single caught bird since we’ve started using the collar covers. Wish all cat owners who let their cats outside knew about these."