he has a tube collar that kind of looks like a clear plastic ball that his neck goes through. like this pic
I can tell that he absolutely hates it, whether it’s just the movement restriction or the feel of it on his neck or what. But I do really like the look and ease of these fabric ones
i can only assume that they are much much more comfortable. they still prevent the bird from reaching feathers, but they also allow full natural movement and of course are soft and comfy not hard and restricting. and all you have to do to put them on is slip it over the birds head like a sweater
i also read that the plastic collar type ones like above can trap moisture and bacteria, and also the firmness of the edge can cause a lot of irritationa nd damage to feathers. I’m not the vet though so I’ll definitely ask my vet about it before I do it.
I’ve been talking to a person at a facebook group that has dealt with birds with amputation and I asked them if they could give me a general time estimate for how long he’d take to heal and have the collar on to see if it would be worth me buying or making one of these