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September 20, 2009
After seeing a story in the local paper about Birdsbesafe LLC, a local woman contacted us to see if we might help her with her bird-hunting golden doodle named Luna. Yes, this comes under the "now I've heard everything" category, but it was interesting. Her dog regularly makes a full speed dash from her door into the fenced in yard and charges the birds feeding under the bird feeder 30-40 feet from the door. And he leaps in the air and catches some often as not. Could a bright colored collar cover help protect birds from Luna? We had to try!
Now you can see the dog yourself and hear the owner speak about the success on this Youtube video.
Hint: It worked! The dog stopped being able to catch birds. They flew away just a bit faster and were saved. I have to admit that I was 1) gratified and 2) a little surprised at just how well it worked. How fun! Now whenever I drive past her yard, I get a big smile on my face. So glad she asked for Birdsbesafe's help!
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."