February 03, 2022
Occasionally, we hear from people or from non-profit groups, wanting to know if we would recommend using the Birdsbesafe® cat collar cover on feral cats. Sorry, no, we don't recommend it at this time. Our pet product is a well-designed, scientifically validated solution for protecting birds from pet cats is not really a great match for feral cats.
The goal of protecting birds from feral cats is good goal, obviously, but our intention was to create a product for pet cats. Is our pet product also a solution for the problem of feral cats harming birds? From all we know, to date, unfortunately the answer is "no".
Here is short summary of the issues.
Problems for Use of Birdsbesafe® Collar Covers on Feral Cats
However, there is a silver lining. Many of our customers' cats, over the years have been "re-homed" or adopted former stray or feral cats. These cats have developed great hunting skills for survival, and then, when the cat is living with a pet owner, that type of cat often hunts birds a lot. Birdsbesafe® collar covers are ideal for such an owned cat, and have always worked well for them! It may even help them break their hunting habits, when their efforts are not "rewarded" with prey captures. That's the good news!
January 10, 2023
November 28, 2022
We thought we heard something about it being Bird Monday, so we have put several of our bird-protecting Birdsbesafe cat collars on sale for the day. Look for them on the shopping page. If your cat goes outdoors, protect the birds in your yard with our bright-colored cat collar. It's proven to be highly effective!
And thanks for caring about cats and birds!
August 15, 2022