Named a Top Ten Pet Product for Earth Day by People Pets - See Blog
November 29, 2016
Hello friends of cats and birds in the UK. We were just featured on the BBC's "The One Show". Terrific!
Here's the link, which can be viewed only in the UK in this format (see end of post for viewing instructions, outside of the UK): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04jclr7
The video is a lovely segment, which profiles Birdsbesafe® cat collar covers as one way to protect birds. A consulting pet expert, Sara Ellis, supplied a cat owner with our Birdsbesafe® collar covers for her two avidly bird-hunting cats to use. After a month of wearing them, the cat owner reported that she had found "no more dead birds" during the entire time.
The cat owner did remark that the cats "felt silly" wearing them, but this seems like it is not really a barrier to using Birdsbesafe® products. Cats, generally, find our products comfortable and non-restrictive to all their favorite cat activities. We think cats are cool with them. If the neighbors think the cats look silly, one can always explain about the merits of protecting birds. And, we think the cats look regal and festive.
We are glad for this great reporting. The narrator never mentioned Birdsbesafe® collar covers by name, but we assure you: those were Birdsbesafe® brand products. We recognize our patented products when we see them, that's for sure!
We have had happy cat-owning Birdsbesafe customers in the UK since 2009, so we are sure you will have the same great results with our bird-saving product as we see on this side of the pond. Just order online from our website store.
To view the video outside of the U.K., use a "virtual personal network", which is legal software that associates your computer with an ISP in the U.K. Examples include: "Tunnel Bear" -- and such tools work well and are often free. Google it for more information, please. Thanks!
April 28, 2021
Does this make our pet products officially famous?
We made the list of 10 best eco-friendly pet products for Earth Day! We're lucky #7. See the story by People Pets' editor here.
We're on a mission to protect birds from cats that hunt. Thank you, cat owners!
April 16, 2021
We are grateful for the loyalty and dedication of our sewing partners, who have sewn our products ever since 2015. Our products are made in the United States, and they always have been. It is a decision of ours to support American manufacturing, and to support the fair compensation of the sewing professionals whose hands guide our products through the sewing process. We rely on their superb professional sewing capabilities in order to bring you a beautiful collar cover to help protect birds -- and to dress up your cat in an attractive way.
Fabric is the main "ingredient" of our product. Over the years, fabric prices have increased. Today, we raised the price of our product. It was our first price increase since 2013. We needed our prices to better reflect our actual costs. We hope you will understand and appreciate that it was an overdue adjustment.
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."