CatBib Customer Testimonials – Cat Goods LLC https://catgoods.com Our business is saving millions of birds. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:30:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 “When collars with bells didn’t work and hummingbirds were killed, the CatBib did the trick!” (Testimonials 2016-Present) https://catgoods.com/this-inexpensive-product-has-literally-saved-tens-if-not-a-hundred-birds/ Wed, 04 Nov 2015 23:04:05 +0000 https://catgoods.com/?p=5962 For recent testimonials, please visit our Facebook page where customers continue to post success stories.  Thanks for caring about cats and birds! MOOCH Dear Cat Goods, our 8-year-old Tuxedo cat Mooch killed birds with chilling efficiency until we discovered CatBibs.  We now have no bird kills when he wears his CatBib.  The Bib alters his […]

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For recent testimonials, please visit our Facebook page where customers continue to post success stories. 

Thanks for caring about cats and birds!


MOOCH

Dear Cat Goods, our 8-year-old Tuxedo cat Mooch killed birds with chilling efficiency until we discovered CatBibs.  We now have no bird kills when he wears his CatBib.  The Bib alters his gait but does not hinder his ability to climb into and out of trees.

An added note:  Mooch escaped his first CatBib when the Bib was attached to a collar with a quick-release clasp.  We found the Bib and collar in his hiding place and reattached the Bib to the stretch-release collar sold by Cat Goods.  Mooch has not escaped from his CatBib ever since.  We have several CatBibs that we alternate as one gets dirty, and simply wash them in a dilute soap solution, rinse in water and hang them to dry.

Thank you, Jim Tokuhisa – December 2017


HARRY

Harry is a super-predator. Chipmunks are his prey of choice and I have great affection for these little squirrels. I have tried a lot of things to keep Harry from killing them; invisible fence with collar set to “Doberman,” pepper-based materials on the ground, rose canes in the paths and many stern talks.

After I purchased Catbib, Harry’s murder spree stopped. On a dime.

However, Harry almost had the last word. I had put his Catbib on my own release-type collar. I left Harry outside when I went shopping and when I returned, Harry had ditched the collar and bib. Everyone in the house looked for the bib an collar for over a week and finally found it. Harry had buried his bib in the garden. Completely covered it up. What better testimonial could you possibly get? He is wearing it again with one of your collars.  Poor Harry. Foiled again!

Thanks for a life-saving product that Harry just hates!

Maxine – July 2017


Mushki wearing a bird saving CatBib

MUSHKI

Dear Catbib Team,  This is Mushki! He is a bird catcher extraordinaire (It probably comes from his wild Siberain ancestry)! Our neighbors have the most beautiful white doves living in their yard and Mushki has taken out two of them not to mention all the poor birds in our own garden. I searched the internet high and low for a solution and finally found the catbib. Even though we live in South Africa I ordered it immediately and the shipping costs were well worth it!

Mushki had no problem putting on his bib and doesn’t even seem to notice it. I am very glad to report that he has only caught one bird in the last two weeks where previously he was on two a day!! He is also much more visible to traffic around the house and I was able to write all my contact details in permanent marker on the back of his bib. Thanks for a great non invasive solution team!

Regards, Berenice van den Berg – May 2017


SOLEIL

Hello!

Since wearing the cat bib consistently, our big hunter, Soleil has now ceased bringing me the victims of his hunting forays. In the past, he caught approximately one hummingbird per day, along with snakes and alligator lizards. For a while after starting to wear the large bib, he would still bring a live catch in occasionally, but now he has stopped completely. Even though he is really strong and an excellent hunter, the smaller bib yields better results. I am SO happy to have found something as effective as this to stop the killing. He would not thrive as a 100% indoor cat. He needs a little time each day outdoors. Thank you so much for creating the cat bib. EVERY OUTDOOR CAT SHOULD WEAR ONE!

Karin Lease – California – April 2017


ROSIE

I had actually started checking out how to take our cat to the animal shelter because she was killing so many birds. Keeping this young stray we adopted in the house all the time wasn’t an option.  We have a large lot that is very bird friendly.  She was killing everything from Hummingbirds to Jays and Thrashers.  I was actually getting ill every time I had to dispose of a dead bird.  I decided to check the internet to see if there was any solution when I found the Cat Bib information.

The day before I put the large bib on her she had killed two birds that we knew of.  Since then she has gotten one  in over two weeks.  This was a very young Towhee she managed to snag under a shrub.  So, the bib works.  She seems able to do just about everything she does without it, including climbing up the lattice work to the top of the grape arbor (see photo).

We figure this Cat Bib has saved our cat from the shelter and also saved a whole lot of birds.  Our one complaint is that it is too easy to loose.  We got a collar with elastic instead of the quick release and she still managed to get out of it.  Luckily, our neighbors and I have found them.

Milly Bruno – Nipomo, CA – February 2017


KATZ

Aware of the increasing detrimental impact that both feral and domesticated cats have on wildlife, I felt a huge sense of guilt every time Katz brought home a scared, maimed or dead animal. I tried keeping him indoors during prime time bird and animal activity, but I could not consistently keep to this schedule. Thus Katz always managed to catch something more often than I would like. Now, with the CatBib, I can allow Katz greater freedom to use his cat door and roam his territory without the worry of discovering another furry creature in my bedroom closet! Thanks Cat Bib! (I hope the National Audubon Society will endorse and promote the use of this product).

Sincerely,
Carol Seftel – January 2017


Mo

Here’s my rescue cat named Mo.

He used to be a terror for the birds in my yard. He was a mighty hunter until the bib. They are no longer in danger!

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Denny Cwiek – December 2016


 

SCUT FARKUS

Hi! Just wanted to let you know how effective our CatBib has been. Here is Scut Farkus wearing his. He was someones idea of dealing with an unwanted cat, aka taken out into the country and dumped. We took him in, had him neutered, etc. He turned out to be quite a good hunter of wildlife. His CatBib has saved ALOT of little creatures. A very effective product. Thanks so much!

 Andrea Humpert – November 2016


TAYLOR

I am so glad I found these on the Internet. My two female cats were on a killing fest and bringing live chipmunks into the house. I decided to keep them in but they were very depressed. I thought there had to be something out there. I got two large bibs and the cats are so happy to go out they are tolerating them well. No more daily killings. Thank you.

 Michelle Keane-Taylor – October 2016


KITTY

In the approximate 2 months that our kitty has been wearing the bib the bird death toll has reduced from 3 birds or more a week.  It is a roaring success and I am so glad that I ordered it.

Now I can relax and stop stressing the neighbors will poison her or something as they are avid birders.

Many thanks,

From hot and sunny South Africa
Dalene – September 2016


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SOCKS

As soon as we attach her bib, she calmly walks out on the deck. It is delightful to have her be so accepting of the collar and bib. She can groom herself, eat, snooze and accept pets all the while wearing the bib.

This ease of use as well as its effectiveness have made us promoters of the cat bib. Our two year old male, will soon get his collar and bib. We have put our phone number on the back of the bib, so it works as  identification also.

We will continue to spread the word.    In appreciation,

Jan Weil –  San Juan Island – July 2016


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Hi, this is Hammie wearing his bib. We have bird feeders and I have found, sadly, dead birds the two times I accidentally let him out without the bib.  With the bib, he can’t get them.  It really works!

Marie Carver – Salem, OR – May 2016


ALBIE

Well the Cat Bib arrived safely to Zimbabwe and seems to be  doing the job on protecting the Wildlife there!!  And its Not bothering Albie at all.  My other sister wants one so she will be in touch.

Thanks again,

Grace – January 2016


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JARVIS

Wow! This product is a life saver. Our cat Jarvis was regularly catching birds with brutal efficiency. Trying to keep him inside made both him and us miserable. We ordered him a cat bib and despite his small size a large bib was needed because as the website says the bib size should be proportional to the hunting ability not the size of the cat.  It took him no more than 5 minutes to get used to wearing it and now he patiently waits by the door to have the bib put on before going out. In 3+ months I think he’s killed as many birds as he would easily catch in one day. This inexpensive product (and cheers to the company for keeping prices and shipping costs so low!) has literally saved tens if not a hundred birds! The collars they sell are wonderful too. Well worth the price.Thank you, cat bib people, for making this fantastic product that saves wildlife and still allows my cat to be content. That equals a VERY happy customer!

Simon Woodrup – Weaverville, NC – October 2015

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“The number of dead birds found in my yard have dropped to almost zero!” (Testimonials 2014-2015) https://catgoods.com/act-brought-home-dead-birds-and-living-birds/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:27:46 +0000 https://catgoods.com/?p=5221 Cats can bring all sorts of dead animals home with them, even live ones as one CatBib owner had happen! Wow ! Read her story and many others like it here.

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CINDY

Cindy-158x200This is the One. She’s a cold blooded killer but since i’ve gotten her a bib, the number of dead birds found in my yard have dropped to almost zero.  She is still able to run, jump, dig poop holes, and climb tall trees. Unfortunately she still gets moles and baby bunnies but I’m very happy the songbirds are safe.

Cindy Boyan – May 2015

 


 

KELLIE

Kellie the cat wearing a bibWhen my mom moved in with me, she brought her cat. Cat quickly discovered the pet door that my dog used she became an indoor/outdoor cat. The problem was that she was bringing in through the pet door, at least a dozen birds, living/flying around, a bunny and a rat.
I was at my wits end, when I found the cat bib on the internet. Since using the cat bib, our problem has been solved. Since the first time we put it on her, she has only brought in two dead birds, which are much easier to handle than the ones flying around. We put it on her in daylight hours. Works wonderful. Highly recommended.

Linda – Las Vegas – February 2015


MURPHY

Murphy the cat wearing a blue catbibHere is our cat Murphy, proudly showing off his CatBib. In the summer of 2013, Murphy learned how to catch birds and was soon bringing them home on a daily basis. We finally got a CatBib and in over a year, Murphy has caught only one bird while wearing the bib. On our recommendation, at least two other cats in the neighborhood are now wearing their own CatBibs.

Christine Potter – Bloomington, IN – January 2015


ZIPPER

Zipper the cat wearing a catbibDear CatBib Folks,
Our brazen bird-hunting cat was creating a lot of tension in our household because my husband couldn’t tolerate the incredible number of feathered friends he killed. My husband gave me an ultimatum — either declaw the cat or get rid of him. I was really upset at either prospect. I scoured the internet looking for advise on how to avoid declawing an adult cat, and came across CatBib and promptly ordered one. We now have marital happiness and a cat that no longer brings home birds. Zipper the cat doesn’t seem to mind in the least wearing the bib.
Here is Zipper modeling his bib.

Thank you for saving our marriage,
Anne Payson – Falmouth, Maine – December 2014


TIGER

CatBib
This is a testimonial to the virtues of the 2 cat bibs that we have owned for the past 6 years. We live in a mountain community were there are several pine siskins, chickadees, and juncos…many of them ground feeders. We put out our bird feeders all year round and since we have bought the cat bibs the older cat has caught no birds and actually seems to be so habituated to failure that we think we have him mostly cured of hunting birds! Our younger orange tiger is an avid hunter and spends his summer and winter days often beneath the feeder trying over and over and over again. He is not worn out yet, but he has had no success catching birds. Our photos are funny and so many people in our small town ask us what is on our cat so we spread the word as much as possible. Being a bird lover and watcher, the only reason we got the 2nd cat is because I was convinced that the bib was effective and that the cats would not be bringing us dead birds. Thank you for such and outstanding, helpful and environmentally important invention.

With Respect,
Ramona and Kent Gaylord, Telluride, CO – September 2014


ENZO

CatBibI’m so happy to have found the Catbib and try to make others aware of it when I have the opportunity – at my vet’s or the local wildlife rescue center. I know it works and think it brings a simple solution to a problem facing many cat owners. Our Enzo is a playful and lovable pet when he gets to spend time outside. But he loves the chase, and before the Catbib he was catching birds pretty regularly. Wearing the Catbib, he does not catch any birds, but for a few infrequent nestlings/fledglings who could not fly. The Catbib enables us to give Enzo his adventure while offering some protection to the neighborhood wildlife. It has given us some peace of mind and a very happy kitty.

Michelle, Kensington, MD – August 2014

 


ROCKET

CatBib
No more broken hearts, finding injured birds. It all stopped with the cat bib. Rocket (who can fly-honestly-from the sidewalk up through the top of the screen door!) gets a wonderful neck and head massage when I put it on and off him, so he doesn’t mind. He really needs it in the spring and summer; it is essential. And it is so easy to clean, just washing it off. Thank You!

Barbara, Quincy, MA – July 2014

 


CAT

CatBib
In November 2012 I adopted CAT from the local animal shelter to help control the mice that are around and sometimes inside my house. She was picked up as a stray and a proven mouser. She did such a good job that I installed a cat door to allow to to come inside the house, and go out, at her own free will. She soon started bringing her trophies inside, and not always dead. It didn’t take long for her to start bringing in chipmunks, birds, and once, a flying squirrel, still able to ‘fly’.
The only solution was to keep her inside all the time. That drove her crazy.
While searching the web, I came across the CatBib. I was skeptical but desperate, so I ordered one. It worked fantastic. As long as I was able to put the Bib onto her before she got out, she could not catch anything. She would stalk and pounce, but she could never get quite close enough to catch her prey. If she got out without the Bib, most of the time there would be a “present” waiting for me.
A few weeks ago the original Bib got lost, my fault. I was so impressed with the first Bib, that I ordered two more. It took a few days for the replacements to come from Catgoods. During that time Cat was getting back her old skills. Two birds, two mice and one chipmunk and possibly more that I never found. The new Bib is on her now, and she is getting frustrated again
This is a great product

Fred Wark, Pinckney MI – June 2014


PUCK

CatBib
Dear CatBib,
Since putting CatBibs on my two cats last year, I am thrilled to report that neither has caught a single bird. What a wonderful, live-saving product this is. I am so grateful for the CatBib that I wrote about it my new book, Zooburbia: Meditations On The Wild Animals Among Us, just out from Parallax Press. The CatBib is mentioned in Chapter 16, “Peaceable Kingdom,” which is about my efforts to keep my pets from harming the local wildlife. Attached is a photo of Puck, who proudly wears his CatBib in Zooburbia. Zooburbia is featured in the May 2014 edition of O: The Oprah Magazine as one of “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now.” It is my hope that my book will help spread the word about the CatBib far and wide, so together we can save the lives of more birds while allowing our cat friends to safely enjoy the outdoors.

Many thanks,
Tai Moses – Oakland, CA – May 2014
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PHOENIX

CatBib
We live at the confluence of several bird migratory routes — an area rich in birds year-round, but especially in Spring and Fall. Without the bib, Phoenix used to catch an average of one bird a day, and now he rarely catches one. He did catch and kill a goldfinch today (so sad!), however, while wearing his ‘small’ triangular bib, so it looks like we will need to graduate him to the larger square-shaped bib. He gets funny looks from the other neighborhood cats (and people), but I’ve helped more than one neighbor find the solution to predatory cat behavior by recommending the cat bib!

Kendy, Santa Barbara, CA – April 2014


BOFFEN

CatBib We have bought cat bibs from you for our cat, Boffen, for many years and are pleased with the results. I thought you would be interested in a recent development. Boffen cleans his bib! We used to have to change his bib every few weeks because it would get dirty when he was out in the grass and in the mud near the creek behind our house, etc.. We have two bibs and would put on a clean one and wash the other and hang it up to dry. But recently he has started cleaning his bib! He apparently considers it to be part of himself, so as he cleans his paws and fur and face he also licks any dirt off his bib! Attached is a picture of him with his clean bib which hasn’t needed to be changed for months.

Barbara Jenks – Valley Grove, WV – March 2014

 

 


LUCY

CatBib
I have used the bib for over two years for my cat Lucy and it has almost eliminated her ability to catch birds. I have also noticed that she tends to stay out for shorter periods when the bib is on. She had no problem with getting used to wearing it ( she was 3 years old at the time) and I take it off as soon as she comes inside. Lucy has no difficulty with any activity other than stalking – she grooms, sleeps, etc and looks relaxed. I have put our phone number and the cat’s name on the back of the bib; all the neighbours know the cat and why she wears the bib.

Lucy is the poster cat for our local bird rehabilitation centre, which sells the bibs. As this cat does spend some time outside, having the bib has made all the difference for local bird populations.

Thanks so much for developing this simple and very effective method to reduce harm to birds.
Elizabeth Thunstrom – Coquitlam, BC, Canada – February 2014


ORCA

CatBib
In complete despair over finding another dead bird, we discovered CatBib and ordered one immediately. That was almost four years ago and it has changed our lives. Our cat, Orca, adjusted to the CatBib right away – no issues at all – and wears it every time she goes outside. Before the CatBib, she killed birds regularly. Now, the birds are safer, Orca is happy, and we are thrilled. We are bird lovers and the CatBib has transformed our lives. We are extremely grateful for this simple solution a terrible problem. We have recommended CatBib to many friends and can’t thank you enough. Thank you!
L Smith – Santa Cruz, CA – January 2014

 


MR. PERCY

CatBib
The large cat bib is working wonderfully with our magnetic cat door! The magnetic ball on his collar continues to work with ease and is in no way impeded by the cat bib – with no adjustments needing to be made to the bib at all. I just fasten it on in the morning before he goes on the prowl and he is able to come and go through the magnetic cat door as usual. It’s marvelous – thank you sooooo much! Feels good to know the winter feeders are only a buffet table for my feathered friends, and not my furred ones!
Eleanore – Oak Grove, Oregon, USA – December 30, 2013


GREYWOLF

CatBib Here is a picture of our cat wearing his catbib. This is his second one as you can see he does get them dirty and wears them out. We live in the mountains in New Mexico and the catbib has effectively kept Greywolf from killing birds. We feed the birds and although he still likes to watch and stalk them, he has not killed any. We would know if he did because he brings his catches to us.

 

Linda – Sandia, New Mexico, USA – October 26, 2013


ROAMEO

CatBib While Roameo’s name and demeanor in this picture give one the impression that he is always gentle and loving, this cat is a menace to the lovely birds around our property. Thanks to CatBib, Roameo has not been able to catch one bird since he’s been wearing it.

 

Diana – Media, Pennsylvania, USA – October 8, 2013


 

 

PICKLES

CatBib This is one of our cats. Her name is Pickles. She’s a very good hunter and I’ve still seen her get rodents, voles and shrews with the cat bib on (which I’m completely fine with) but I’ve never seen her get a bird (or seen feathers from a kill in the yard) since she’s had the cat bib on. We had to trim hers because she holds her head very low when she walks and kept tripping on it (she’s also a relatively small cat). Since we trimmed it to fit her though she runs and walks without a problem and barely seems to notice it. Thanks for a product that saves the birds and lets my cats stay outside!

Miranda – Duluth, Minnesota, USA – September 22, 2013


TOOTSIE

CatBib

Our cat Tootsie has worn a bib for about seven years. She is of barn cat parentage and can slash a bat from the air as it flits past. The bib turned her from a bird-a-day cat into a mouser. As a cat and bird lover, I appreciate the bib so much that I wrote an article about it. You are welcome to link to it from your website if you want. Thank you for a product that solved a truly troubling problem.

Carrie – Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA – September 1, 2013

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BIZZY

CatBib Hi catbib folks,

Our cat Bizzy has been wearing his catbib for over a year now, since he was about a year old. He’s gotten quite used to it; while I wouldn’t say he LOVES his cat bib, he doesn;t seem to mind it. On occasion, I’ve even found him preening it, as if it were his own pelt and giving a whole new meaning to Neoprene, the material it’s made of. When people ask about it, I tell them he’s a messy eater.

He’s a voracious hunter much to my chagrin–I’m a wildlife biologist. One of the reasons we got him was to keep down the rodent population on our hobby farm. While he seems to be doing a good job of that, he started seriously stalking birds once he’d cleaned out the mice, then the shrews. So we got him a cat-bib last summer. It cut down his bird kills dramatically–he’d still catch an occasional bird but less than one a week.
Thanks for an excellent product and keep the innovations going!

Dan – Ornithologist – Poulsbo, Washington, USA – August 16, 2013


BOOTS

CatBib Hi, Attached is a picture of our cat, Boots who was a stray that adopted us. Having lived outside for the first 2-3 years??? of her life, she refused to be an indoor cat. After a few months of no sleep and facing eviction from our apartment, we installed a cat door for her to come and go at will. However, with her hunting prowess being what it is, we would awake to find presents for the whole family: bunnies for my daughter, birds for me, and squirrels for my boyfriend each day. Internet research brought me to your site which has been a life saver (literally). We are down from multiple animals a day to about one every ten days or so. While she doesn’t exactly enjoy wearing it, she doesn’t complain too much and can still run, play, and nap (as she is doing in the picture with our dog) without issue.Thank you,

Andrea – Owings Mills, Maryland, USA – August 2, 2013


ALEX

CatBibDear Cat Goods, Inc.:

We’re pleased to have the opportunity to offer a testimonial about our new CatBib. Our dark tortoiseshell, Alex, is an extremely proficient hunter whose prey of choice is small mammals — mainly mice, voles, and shrews, but also young rabbits and even squirrels. Our house is in a semi-rural area, and during the spring we were finding four to six small bodies in our garden each week, until we discovered the CatBib. Now we’re down to just one or two casualties per week — a much more manageable toll. As you can see from the attached photos, Alex doesn’t mind the bib at all, and dozes in it perfectly happily when she’s not in predator mode.

Meira – Borehamwood, United Kingdom – July 16, 2013


AZULITA

CatBibAzulita wearing her cat bib, taking a rest after running, playing, and jumping. She started chasing the birds a lot, even catching one, I put the cat bib on her and no more birds for her, they have a chance to get away. I am convinced cat bib works. Thank you so much for letting me enjoy my cat and my birds!!!!

 

 

Lela – USA – July 14, 2013


CANADIAN CAT

Dear Catgoods:

I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful product, the catbib. I have only had it for about a month or so and it has already made such a difference. No more dead chipmunks or birds! My husband thought our cat would never wear it but how wrong he was.

He was about 9 months when we adopted him from the Animal Control and had been a stray so he was used to living outside. We tried for a year or so to keep him in but he was miserable. Then we allowed him out in our backyard and little by little he was an outside cat again and much happier. The problem was he is an awesome hunter. When I looked up online what we could do to stop the hunting, I found your website and decided to order the catbib and one of your collars.

I was going to wait til the end of the summer to email you with the results but it is working out so well that I thought others should know too. I would highly recommend this product for cat lovers and nature lovers.
Sue – Canada – July 12, 2013


THOMAS

CatBibHello,

I came across this picture of my cat Thomas wearing his bib and thought I would send it to you. He wore the bib for about a year and a half and then stopped going after birds. He hasn’t ad to wear it since and still leaves the birds alone.

I just wanted your company to know how well the bib worked for us and to share the pic. Thanks for a great product.

Mary – Boise, Idaho, USA – July 5, 2013


LELA

CatBibDear Cat Goods, Inc.:

I’ve been meaning to write you for some time, but it’s been harder than I thought to get a photo of our happy cat in her CatBib – It really doesn’t slow her down at all, which makes for difficult photography!

We ordered our CatBib over a year ago, after we discovered that our newly-adopted shelter cat was a consummate killer of birds. Her adoption paperwork noted that she had a strong “pray drive” but we quickly realized that should have read “prey.” She killed a minimum of one bird each day she went outside during her first week with us, from song sparrows to chickadees to one small but fleet Rufous hummingbird. That was the final straw – We ordered a CatBib knowing that if it didn’t work, she’d need to be an indoor cat only.

Luckily for her and our local birds, the CatBib was just the thing! She hasn’t managed to kill a single creature outside while wearing her bib (she can still take out insects inside when she’s not wearing her bib). The one day a friend let her out without the bib, she brought back another dead chickadee for us – She hasn’t lost her skills, it’s just that she can’t work around the CatBib.

Thanks for creating and selling this product. You’ve made it possible for us to keep our cat happy without leaving death in her wake and on our consciences.

Rebecca – Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA – June, 18 2013


GEORGE

CatBibI thought I would let you know what an outstanding success the cat bib has been. Since putting it on George we have had not one bird or rabbit and we were getting several each day. He doesn’t mind the bib at all, although he has a strange gait which has caused great hilarity within our small rural community. I can’t begin to tell you what a great relief it is not to have to pick up and dispose of the poor creatures he caught or even worse, the half live ones I had to deal with. Many thanks for a fantastic product which succeeded when all else failed!

Please feel free to use my comments as a testimonial and I will certainly sing your praises to all of my friends and colleagues.
Kind regards
Sue – HALIFAX, W. YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM May 17, 2013


KIT KAT

Cats killing birds I bought a cat bib from you right after Christmas, the day after my darling Kit Kat killed 4 birds! The bib is fabulous and we have not seen a dead bird since. She now begs to have her bib put on when she wants to go out and jumps into one of our laps when she comes in her door and asks to have it taken off! Right on schedule. Thanks. You have given all of us (Kit Kat, Bill and Liddy) a new lease on life.

Liddy – Portland, Oregon – March 4, 2013


MAZZY

Cats killing birds Dear CatBib Folks, Thank you for the CatBib. It really works. Our cat Mazzy is a ferocious hunter and was bringing birds back to the house daily:( I was hoping there was something that could be used to stop her from hunting, but still allow her the freedom of the outdoors. The CatBib did the trick. She still brings gophers back but not birds and I can live with that. (Sorry gopher lovers). Although she drags it in the dirt at times, the Bib is very durable and can be rinsed and reused repeatedly. The CatBib has undoubtedly saved many birds around our house. I wish other cat owners would use this product with their outdoor cats. Attached are some pics of her with her new Bib. Thanks again.

Chip – Sebastopol, California, USA – Feb. 23, 2013


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“CatBib Cured Our Cat From Hunting Birds!” (Testimonials 2013-2014) https://catgoods.com/cured-cat-from-hunting-birds/ Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:44:42 +0000 https://catgoods.com/?p=1742 TIGER This is a testimonial to the virtues of the 2 cat bibs that we have owned for the past 6 years. We live in a mountain community were there are several pine siskins, chickadees, and juncos…many of them ground feeders. We put out our bird feeders all year round and since we have bought […]

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TIGER

CatBib
This is a testimonial to the virtues of the 2 cat bibs that we have owned for the past 6 years. We live in a mountain community were there are several pine siskins, chickadees, and juncos…many of them ground feeders. We put out our bird feeders all year round and since we have bought the cat bibs the older cat has caught no birds and actually seems to be so habituated to failure that we think we have him mostly cured of hunting birds! Our younger orange tiger is an avid hunter and spends his summer and winter days often beneath the feeder trying over and over and over again. He is not worn out yet, but he has had no success catching birds. Our photos are funny and so many people in our small town ask us what is on our cat so we spread the word as much as possible. Being a bird lover and watcher, the only reason we got the 2nd cat is because I was convinced that the bib was effective and that the cats would not be bringing us dead birds. Thank you for such and outstanding, helpful and environmentally important invention.

With Respect,
Ramona and Kent Gaylord, Telluride, CO – September 2014


ENZO

CatBib
I’m so happy to have found the Catbib and try to make others aware of it when I have the opportunity – at my vet’s or the local wildlife rescue center. I know it works and think it brings a simple solution to a problem facing many cat owners. Our Enzo is a playful and lovable pet when he gets to spend time outside. But he loves the chase, and before the Catbib he was catching birds pretty regularly. Wearing the Catbib, he does not catch any birds, but for a few infrequent nestlings/fledglings who could not fly. The Catbib enables us to give Enzo his adventure while offering some protection to the neighborhood wildlife. It has given us some peace of mind and a very happy kitty.

Michelle, Kensington, MD – August 2014


ROCKET

CatBib
No more broken hearts, finding injured birds. It all stopped with the cat bib. Rocket (who can fly-honestly-from the sidewalk up through the top of the screen door!) gets a wonderful neck and head massage when I put it on and off him, so he doesn’t mind. He really needs it in the spring and summer; it is essential. And it is so easy to clean, just washing it off. Thank You!

Barbara, Quincy, MA – July 2014


CAT

CatBib
In November 2012 I adopted CAT from the local animal shelter to help control the mice that are around and sometimes inside my house. She was picked up as a stray and a proven mouser. She did such a good job that I installed a cat door to allow to to come inside the house, and go out, at her own free will. She soon started bringing her trophies inside, and not always dead. It didn’t take long for her to start bringing in chipmunks, birds, and once, a flying squirrel, still able to ‘fly’.
The only solution was to keep her inside all the time. That drove her crazy.
While searching the web, I came across the CatBib. I was skeptical but desperate, so I ordered one. It worked fantastic. As long as I was able to put the Bib onto her before she got out, she could not catch anything. She would stalk and pounce, but she could never get quite close enough to catch her prey. If she got out without the Bib, most of the time there would be a “present” waiting for me.
A few weeks ago the original Bib got lost, my fault. I was so impressed with the first Bib, that I ordered two more. It took a few days for the replacements to come from Catgoods. During that time Cat was getting back her old skills. Two birds, two mice and one chipmunk and possibly more that I never found. The new Bib is on her now, and she is getting frustrated again
This is a great product

Fred Wark, Pinckney MI – June 2014


PUCK

CatBib
Dear CatBib,
Since putting CatBibs on my two cats last year, I am thrilled to report that neither has caught a single bird. What a wonderful, live-saving product this is. I am so grateful for the CatBib that I wrote about it my new book, Zooburbia: Meditations On The Wild Animals Among Us, just out from Parallax Press. The CatBib is mentioned in Chapter 16, “Peaceable Kingdom,” which is about my efforts to keep my pets from harming the local wildlife. Attached is a photo of Puck, who proudly wears his CatBib in Zooburbia. Zooburbia is featured in the May 2014 edition of O: The Oprah Magazine as one of “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now.” It is my hope that my book will help spread the word about the CatBib far and wide, so together we can save the lives of more birds while allowing our cat friends to safely enjoy the outdoors.

Many thanks,
Tai Moses – Oakland, CA – May 2014
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PHOENIX

CatBib
We live at the confluence of several bird migratory routes — an area rich in birds year-round, but especially in Spring and Fall. Without the bib, Phoenix used to catch an average of one bird a day, and now he rarely catches one. He did catch and kill a goldfinch today (so sad!), however, while wearing his ‘small’ triangular bib, so it looks like we will need to graduate him to the larger square-shaped bib. He gets funny looks from the other neighborhood cats (and people), but I’ve helped more than one neighbor find the solution to predatory cat behavior by recommending the cat bib!

Kendy, Santa Barbara, CA – April 2014


BOFFEN

CatBib We have bought cat bibs from you for our cat, Boffen, for many years and are pleased with the results. I thought you would be interested in a recent development. Boffen cleans his bib! We used to have to change his bib every few weeks because it would get dirty when he was out in the grass and in the mud near the creek behind our house, etc.. We have two bibs and would put on a clean one and wash the other and hang it up to dry. But recently he has started cleaning his bib! He apparently considers it to be part of himself, so as he cleans his paws and fur and face he also licks any dirt off his bib! Attached is a picture of him with his clean bib which hasn’t needed to be changed for months.

Barbara Jenks – Valley Grove, WV – March 2014


LUCY

CatBib
I have used the bib for over two years for my cat Lucy and it has almost eliminated her ability to catch birds. I have also noticed that she tends to stay out for shorter periods when the bib is on. She had no problem with getting used to wearing it ( she was 3 years old at the time) and I take it off as soon as she comes inside. Lucy has no difficulty with any activity other than stalking – she grooms, sleeps, etc and looks relaxed. I have put our phone number and the cat’s name on the back of the bib; all the neighbours know the cat and why she wears the bib.

Lucy is the poster cat for our local bird rehabilitation centre, which sells the bibs. As this cat does spend some time outside, having the bib has made all the difference for local bird populations.

Thanks so much for developing this simple and very effective method to reduce harm to birds.
Elizabeth Thunstrom – Coquitlam, BC, Canada – February 2014


ORCA

CatBib
In complete despair over finding another dead bird, we discovered CatBib and ordered one immediately. That was almost four years ago and it has changed our lives. Our cat, Orca, adjusted to the CatBib right away – no issues at all – and wears it every time she goes outside. Before the CatBib, she killed birds regularly. Now, the birds are safer, Orca is happy, and we are thrilled. We are bird lovers and the CatBib has transformed our lives. We are extremely grateful for this simple solution a terrible problem. We have recommended CatBib to many friends and can’t thank you enough. Thank you!
L Smith – Santa Cruz, CA – January 2014


MR. PERCY

CatBib
The large cat bib is working wonderfully with our magnetic cat door! The magnetic ball on his collar continues to work with ease and is in no way impeded by the cat bib – with no adjustments needing to be made to the bib at all. I just fasten it on in the morning before he goes on the prowl and he is able to come and go through the magnetic cat door as usual. It’s marvelous – thank you sooooo much! Feels good to know the winter feeders are only a buffet table for my feathered friends, and not my furred ones!
Eleanore – Oak Grove, Oregon, USA – December 30, 2013


GREYWOLF

CatBib Here is a picture of our cat wearing his catbib. This is his second one as you can see he does get them dirty and wears them out. We live in the mountains in New Mexico and the catbib has effectively kept Greywolf from killing birds. We feed the birds and although he still likes to watch and stalk them, he has not killed any. We would know if he did because he brings his catches to us.

 

Linda – Sandia, New Mexico, USA – October 26, 2013


ROAMEO

CatBib While Roameo’s name and demeanor in this picture give one the impression that he is always gentle and loving, this cat is a menace to the lovely birds around our property. Thanks to CatBib, Roameo has not been able to catch one bird since he’s been wearing it.

 

Diana – Media, Pennsylvania, USA – October 8, 2013

 

 

 


PICKLES

CatBib This is one of our cats. Her name is Pickles. She’s a very good hunter and I’ve still seen her get rodents, voles and shrews with the cat bib on (which I’m completely fine with) but I’ve never seen her get a bird (or seen feathers from a kill in the yard) since she’s had the cat bib on. We had to trim hers because she holds her head very low when she walks and kept tripping on it (she’s also a relatively small cat). Since we trimmed it to fit her though she runs and walks without a problem and barely seems to notice it. Thanks for a product that saves the birds and lets my cats stay outside!

Miranda – Duluth, Minnesota, USA – September 22, 2013


TOOTSIE

CatBib

Our cat Tootsie has worn a bib for about seven years. She is of barn cat parentage and can slash a bat from the air as it flits past. The bib turned her from a bird-a-day cat into a mouser. As a cat and bird lover, I appreciate the bib so much that I wrote an article about it. You are welcome to link to it from your website if you want. Thank you for a product that solved a truly troubling problem.

Carrie – Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA – September 1, 2013

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/cat-bib-can-prevent-wild-bird-carnage


BIZZY

CatBib Hi catbib folks,

Our cat Bizzy has been wearing his catbib for over a year now, since he was about a year old. He’s gotten quite used to it; while I wouldn’t say he LOVES his cat bib, he doesn;t seem to mind it. On occasion, I’ve even found him preening it, as if it were his own pelt and giving a whole new meaning to Neoprene, the material it’s made of. When people ask about it, I tell them he’s a messy eater.

He’s a voracious hunter much to my chagrin–I’m a wildlife biologist. One of the reasons we got him was to keep down the rodent population on our hobby farm. While he seems to be doing a good job of that, he started seriously stalking birds once he’d cleaned out the mice, then the shrews. So we got him a cat-bib last summer. It cut down his bird kills dramatically–he’d still catch an occasional bird but less than one a week.
Thanks for an excellent product and keep the innovations going!

Dan – Ornithologist – Poulsbo, Washington, USA – August 16, 2013


BOOTS

CatBib Hi, Attached is a picture of our cat, Boots who was a stray that adopted us. Having lived outside for the first 2-3 years??? of her life, she refused to be an indoor cat. After a few months of no sleep and facing eviction from our apartment, we installed a cat door for her to come and go at will. However, with her hunting prowess being what it is, we would awake to find presents for the whole family: bunnies for my daughter, birds for me, and squirrels for my boyfriend each day. Internet research brought me to your site which has been a life saver (literally). We are down from multiple animals a day to about one every ten days or so. While she doesn’t exactly enjoy wearing it, she doesn’t complain too much and can still run, play, and nap (as she is doing in the picture with our dog) without issue.Thank you,

Andrea – Owings Mills, Maryland, USA – August 2, 2013


ALEX

CatBibDear Cat Goods, Inc.:

We’re pleased to have the opportunity to offer a testimonial about our new CatBib. Our dark tortoiseshell, Alex, is an extremely proficient hunter whose prey of choice is small mammals — mainly mice, voles, and shrews, but also young rabbits and even squirrels. Our house is in a semi-rural area, and during the spring we were finding four to six small bodies in our garden each week, until we discovered the CatBib. Now we’re down to just one or two casualties per week — a much more manageable toll. As you can see from the attached photos, Alex doesn’t mind the bib at all, and dozes in it perfectly happily when she’s not in predator mode.

Meira – Borehamwood, United Kingdom – July 16, 2013


AZULITA

CatBibAzulita wearing her cat bib, taking a rest after running, playing, and jumping. She started chasing the birds a lot, even catching one, I put the cat bib on her and no more birds for her, they have a chance to get away. I am convinced cat bib works. Thank you so much for letting me enjoy my cat and my birds!!!!

 

 

Lela – USA – July 14, 2013


CANADIAN CAT

Dear Catgoods:

I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful product, the catbib. I have only had it for about a month or so and it has already made such a difference. No more dead chipmunks or birds! My husband thought our cat would never wear it but how wrong he was.

He was about 9 months when we adopted him from the Animal Control and had been a stray so he was used to living outside. We tried for a year or so to keep him in but he was miserable. Then we allowed him out in our backyard and little by little he was an outside cat again and much happier. The problem was he is an awesome hunter. When I looked up online what we could do to stop the hunting, I found your website and decided to order the catbib and one of your collars.

I was going to wait til the end of the summer to email you with the results but it is working out so well that I thought others should know too. I would highly recommend this product for cat lovers and nature lovers.
Sue – Canada – July 12, 2013


THOMAS

CatBibHello,

I came across this picture of my cat Thomas wearing his bib and thought I would send it to you. He wore the bib for about a year and a half and then stopped going after birds. He hasn’t ad to wear it since and still leaves the birds alone.

I just wanted your company to know how well the bib worked for us and to share the pic. Thanks for a great product.

Mary – Boise, Idaho, USA – July 5, 2013


LELA

CatBibDear Cat Goods, Inc.:

I’ve been meaning to write you for some time, but it’s been harder than I thought to get a photo of our happy cat in her CatBib – It really doesn’t slow her down at all, which makes for difficult photography!

We ordered our CatBib over a year ago, after we discovered that our newly-adopted shelter cat was a consummate killer of birds. Her adoption paperwork noted that she had a strong “pray drive” but we quickly realized that should have read “prey.” She killed a minimum of one bird each day she went outside during her first week with us, from song sparrows to chickadees to one small but fleet Rufous hummingbird. That was the final straw – We ordered a CatBib knowing that if it didn’t work, she’d need to be an indoor cat only.

Luckily for her and our local birds, the CatBib was just the thing! She hasn’t managed to kill a single creature outside while wearing her bib (she can still take out insects inside when she’s not wearing her bib). The one day a friend let her out without the bib, she brought back another dead chickadee for us – She hasn’t lost her skills, it’s just that she can’t work around the CatBib.

Thanks for creating and selling this product. You’ve made it possible for us to keep our cat happy without leaving death in her wake and on our consciences.

Rebecca – Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA – June, 18 2013


GEORGE

CatBibI thought I would let you know what an outstanding success the cat bib has been. Since putting it on George we have had not one bird or rabbit and we were getting several each day. He doesn’t mind the bib at all, although he has a strange gait which has caused great hilarity within our small rural community. I can’t begin to tell you what a great relief it is not to have to pick up and dispose of the poor creatures he caught or even worse, the half live ones I had to deal with. Many thanks for a fantastic product which succeeded when all else failed!

Please feel free to use my comments as a testimonial and I will certainly sing your praises to all of my friends and colleagues.
Kind regards
Sue – HALIFAX, W. YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM May 17, 2013


KIT KAT

Cats killing birds I bought a cat bib from you right after Christmas, the day after my darling Kit Kat killed 4 birds! The bib is fabulous and we have not seen a dead bird since. She now begs to have her bib put on when she wants to go out and jumps into one of our laps when she comes in her door and asks to have it taken off! Right on schedule. Thanks. You have given all of us (Kit Kat, Bill and Liddy) a new lease on life.

Liddy – Portland, Oregon – March 4, 2013


MAZZY

Cats killing birds Dear CatBib Folks, Thank you for the CatBib. It really works. Our cat Mazzy is a ferocious hunter and was bringing birds back to the house daily:( I was hoping there was something that could be used to stop her from hunting, but still allow her the freedom of the outdoors. The CatBib did the trick. She still brings gophers back but not birds and I can live with that. (Sorry gopher lovers). Although she drags it in the dirt at times, the Bib is very durable and can be rinsed and reused repeatedly. The CatBib has undoubtedly saved many birds around our house. I wish other cat owners would use this product with their outdoor cats. Attached are some pics of her with her new Bib. Thanks again.

Chip – Sebastopol, California, USA – Feb. 23, 2013


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SOCCER

CatBib saves birds Once we switched from breakaway to the elastic band safety collar (per your recommendation) we haven’t lost one bib to the meadow out back. And better, Tompkins county, NY hasn’t lost one song bird since we started wearing the bib! and, he loves it (because it’s associated with going outside). and he can run and jump and do all good cat work in the world. thanks so much!

Thanks for your good work, Ada – Ithaca, New York, USA – September 1, 2012

SID and GUS

CatBib saves birds CatBib saves birds Hello CatBib people, I just wanted to tell you how delighted I am with my CatBibs. My cats, Sid and Gus, had become avid bird hunters as they matured and were bringing dead birds into the house. As you well know cats are hell on the bird population. This spring I felt I had no choice but to keep them indoors which was misery for the all of us. Then my daughter told me about CatBibs and I decided to give them a try. The first time I put them on Sid and Gus the boys seemed a little confused but only for moments. Then it was business as usual. They have been going outside daily now for several weeks and we’ve had no bird fatalities. I know you’ve heard this kind of story many times. But the thing I really want to tell you about is that my cats actually seem to like their bibs. When I first looked at your site I chuckled because the cats in the pictures with their bibs on all looked kind of miffed or embarrassed and I wondered how well my cats would tolerate the bibs. Well, my cats seem to proudly sport their bibs. In the morning I ask them if they want to go outside and then I go to the backdoor with the cat door. They follow me. Gus sits down and lets me put his bib on. Sid lies down and lets me put his bib on. They don’t go out immediately so it doesn’t seem like they are desparate to go out but they really want their bibs on. Maybe they associate their bibs with being able to go out. I don’t know. Anyway, the CatBibs have been such a huge bonus in our lives. I can confidently let my cats out and know that the bird community is safe. Win win!

Thank you so much, Lisa – Hot Springs, Montana, USA – July 12, 2012

BISCUIT

CatBib saves birds Biscuit loves his new purple catbib! (see him smiling?) He doesn’t always want us to put it on, but after it’s on, he completely ignores it. He still climbs trees, pounces on bugs, and runs around like a crazy cat. It doesn’t even affect his collar magnet for our cat door – he gets in just fine. It hasn’t changed him a bit, but we’re happier without dead or half-dead birds brought in the house, and bird parts in the yard to pick up. I suspect the birds are happier, too.

Margaret – Seattle, Washington, USA – July 7, 2012

TUCKER

CatBib saves birdsI got your name from my vet over here in Lincoln City OR. Just a fluke, we were talking when I had my cats in for a check, and was telling her I would like to let them out more but they are really hunters and she told me about your BIBS! Glad she did! I haven’t seen him catch a bird since he’s been wearing it. Thank you! I have passed the word along too and even posted a pic on Facebook of Tucker in his. ( Plus I like to buy from people who are in Oregon of course).

Linda – Otis, Oregon, USA – June 15, 2012

SPOT

CatBib saves birds Incidentally, I love the Cat Bib.!!!! It means that both my cat Spot and the birds can both enjoy the garden I have told all my friends about this brilliant idea.

Jack – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – April 27, 2012

DOMINO

CatBib saves birds Domino is an excellent hunter, but since he’s been wearing his cat bib, he hasn’t caught one bird! Here’s Domino, ready to go out!

Stephanie – Newcastle, Maine, USA – March 20, 2012

Cat Goods, Inc. notes, that it’s been over a year since Domino was fitted with a CatBib.

TOBY

CatBib saves birds Thank you for my cat bib its amazing. My cat has not caught one bird since we put it on him that would be about 2wks ago. I can now put it on him in the morning and he can go outside. Before the cat bib we would only let him out at nite when the birds were not active. great job.

Regards, Chris – Sydney, British Columbia, Canada – December 10, 2011

MINA

CatBib saves birds Mina was a fierce and successful hunter which was really upsetting. I tried multiple bells with no effect. In desperation I searched online and found the cat bib. She only minded it for a short while and I’ve not seen her with a single bird or mouse since. I am so relieved and it’s also been highly appreciated by some bird loving neighbors. I can’t thank you enough for the bib.

Sincerely, Katy – Providence, Rhode Island, USA – December. 2, 2011

COLTON

CatBib saves birds Thank you so much. Colton is not hunting much anymore!! He hasn’t bothered the neighbor’s birds for months!! He is out and about all day, and we live in a wooded area. He does still get a lizard here and there, and he does manage to lose his collar and bib, periodically!!! We couldn’t think of a name for him, so we named him after the city he was found in!!! Thank you, again.

Eleanor – Glendale, California, USA – October 23, 2011

BOFFEN

CatBib saves birds Attached is a picture of our 3 year old cat, Boffen, in his cat bib which he wears all the time. One good thing about this picture is that it shows him very relaxed and that he is not bothered by his cat bib.

He would bring the mice, moles, etc. into the house, play with them and let them get away — into the washer, the stove, the back of the refrigerator, under a bookcase that was bolted to a shelf, etc. It’s lucky for him that he is lovable and amusing or he would not still be here as the mice ruined the washer, required dismantling the stove to remove soiled insulation, necessitated pulling out the refrigerator to remove a dead chipmunk, etc., etc. When he brought in a couple of birds and a snake we got on the web to see if there was something we could do — and we found “cat bibs.”

We found it essential to buy the kind of collar with a little elastic. When we first used the quick release collar (which he had been wearing with many bells!) he lost the cat bib over and over. Once we got a collar with a little elastic it worked well.

The number of “critters” brought in went down dramatically. He did bring in a few moles and then brought in another bird, so, as you can see in the picture, we ordered the large size bibs. So far, so good. Thank you for creating and selling this product! Our vet was very intrigued to see the bib when we took Boffen in for his shots last month. She took him back to show the other vets and techs — maybe they’ll tell other clients about it. Barbara – Valley Grove, West Virginia, USA – October 16, 2011

CLYDE

CatBib saves birds My cat, Clyde, is a bit of a rascal and a natural-born hunter, or so it seems. He’s long and lean and very quick – also very patient at lurking under bushes and in the tall grass and bringing home furred and feathered creatures. It’s the feathered ones that really bothered me the most. I’ve used your catbibs for 2 or 3 years now and this year especially – using the larger bib – has been very successful in thwarting Clyde’s hunting efforts. I would certainly recommend other people trying your product.

Mary – Calais, Maine USA – August 25, 2011

ALISTAIR – It’s a miracle!

CatBib saves birds I bought a bib for Alistair, my three-year-old Somali, and I put it on like a cape and spun it around to the front, so he didn’t even notice it. Prior to wearing his bib, he would bring home injured songbirds for he and my German shepherd to “play with”, and it was awful for the poor birds. Once he started wearing his bib, the only thing he has brought us since is a cicada (large insect). I love this product. It doesn’t stop him from jumping or running, and he gets very excited when I put on his bib, because he knows he gets to go out. I highly recommend this product for every cat-owner who has an indoor/outdoor cat!!

Cat – Chantilly, VA USA – August 22, 2011

MOONBEAM

CatBib saves birds Hi there, here is a picture of Moonbeam catching a delicious snooze with his CatBib. We love the way he can now be let outdoors without harming any wildlife! Before, he was not only catching birds but small rabbits as well. We also use the Catbib as a large, easily readable “luggage tag” and write his name, address and phone number on the Catbib with a waterproof magic marker. Now I feel confident that should he stray, everyone in our neighborhood knows exactly where he belongs. Thanks for an ingenious product that is both simple and effective. We all love the CatBib, congratulations on a fabulous product!!

Daniela – Port Washington, NY, USA – July 17, 2011

GINGER

CatBib saves birds

The small bib worked well during most of the day, but our cat is determined and we still had to bring her inside the house in the morning when birds are most active at our feeders. But the large bib has worked perfectly: no dead birds at our doorstep regardless of whether we leave our cat outside or bring her in.

Michael – Cookeville, TN, USA – July 5, 2011

GRIZZLY BEAR

CatBib saves birds

Dear Cat Goods, Inc: This is Grizzly Bear. He starting catching birds almost daily last spring (2010), when he was about 1 1/2 years old, and when he brought home four birds in one day, we knew we had to do something. I did a desperate Google search and found the Catbib and ordered it immediately. He wore it for the rest of the spring and summer and only caught one more bird. I was nervous at first, as he is very sensitive to change, but he doesn’t seem to mind the bib at all. In fact, he grooms it every day. Thank you so much! I have recommended it to all my friends with “bird hunters.” It really works.

Patti – Fountain Valley, California, USA – June 12, 2011

CAT IN TREE

CatBib saves birds We have five cats. In the past 2 1/2 years we have twice ordered CatBibs from you. The results have been excellent! Not one bird was killed, even though we have a 2 acre garden, with a very large bird and squirrel feeder.

Isabella – Baie-d’Urfe, Quebec, Canada – June 11, 2011

ROSIE

CatBib saves birds ROSIE my cat who was bringing me endless presents of birds has not come home with one since wearing her catbib from the end of March. She is quite happy to wear it and has never shown any reaction to my putting it on her which surprised me. I remove it when she comes in for the evening/night. I definitely recommend them.

Carol – Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, United Kingdom – May 15, 2011

NALA

CatBib saves birds Nala is a lilac Burmese and although fully grown she is a very petite cat so I bought the small bib, however it was still a little big and tripped her up. But the material was very easy to trim down to size and now poses no problem for her, except when it comes to catching birds! She seems happy to wear it and has made no attempt to get it off. We had just got back from a holiday to find out she had kept the pet sitter very busy, 15 birds in 10 days! Despite being so tiny and sweet natured she brings in large adult blackbirds and starlings on a regular basis and this had to stop as it is very distressing for the family. I have not found any other solution but the cat bib has worked wonders, thanks very much!

Kerry – Barlaston, Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom – May 26, 2011

VELVET

CatBib saves birds Hello…thank you for this wonderful bib. “Velvet” hasn’t caught a bird since I bought this from you,,,,,Boy the birds are happy,,,we have cardinals, grossbeaks, etc, etc, none getting killed!! Here’s a photo of Velvet “grumply kitty at bottom with her “cat bib” on,,,note rose breasted grossbeak eating at left side of feeder” Kitty can’t catch beautiful birds with this wonderful bib on!

Beth – Perth, Ontario, CANADA – May 18, 2011

LAUREL

CatBib saves birds The attached picture is of our lovely cat Laurel wearing one of his CatBibs. He’s a very affectionate cat but also, unfortunately, a very effective hunter. Before we discovered CatBibs he was killing up to 2 birds a day. However, since he has been wearing a Catbib, the amount of birds he is able to catch has dropped to almost nil, just an occasional unfortunate rodent. The CatBib is quite a talking point with the neighbours! It may look a bit odd, but the CatBib doesn’t bother Laurel at all. We have tried bells and sonic devices, some of which were expensive and all were ineffective. We tell everyone we can about the CatBib as it is the most effective deterrent we have found and we really want to protect our local birdlife. Thank you very much for this simple, clever invention!

Caroline – Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom – May 15, 2011

SOFTAIL

CatBib saves birds Hello! Attached is a picture of our cat Softail wearing her bib. She’s quite the topic of conversation with our neighbors. She has been wearing a bib for 2 years now. This product works. We thank you and our wild birds thank you!

Rose – Carlisle, Pennsyvania, USA – March 21, 2011

LYLE and HARBOUR

CatBib saves birds CatBib saves birds Lyle and Harbour (formerly indoor cats who couldn’t be contained) turned out to be formidable hunters which I found very distressing. Since they have been “bibbed”, their hunting exploits have been largely unsuccessful. I know this because I suspended use of the bibs around Christmas with the result that victims began turning up in the house and on the doorstep. Since the reinstitution of daily bibs, the carnage has ceased although the boys continue to go out. I have had to buy a second set while the first is in the wash. We also live on a busy street and I know that Lyle crosses the road regularly but he is visible from a distance with his colourful bib on. I am grateful for a solution to two problems which seems to work well with no fuss.

Kim – Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada – February 13, 2011

ST. PHALLE

CatBib saves birds Thank you for the cat bib. It works. St. Phalle wears it when she goes outside. I never wanted to have a cat again and she adopted us. So I investigated what to do about any hunting she may choose to do and I found your product. She only goes out a little but she wears her “cape ” as we call it when she goes out. She was mad at first now she doesn’t mind. The birds are very relieved! We have a wildlife yard and LOTs of Carolina Wrens and cardinals. I love all animals and am a vegetarian and it breaks my heart that cats are hunting our songbirds. Thank you. Cheers!

Holly – Asheville, North Carolina, USA -January 31, 2011

DARTER

CatBib saves birds First, let me say that before CatBib, I could have opened my own natural history museum had I stuffed all the animals Darter brought me in any given year. Really. She is a 21-year old, natural-born huntress who just keeps on going, going and going. A friend recommended CatBib after I was past my wits end (Why didn’t I hear of this years ago!), and considering putting Darter down because she was not only mauling animals, BUT mauling the legs of my diabetic husband. Miraculously, CatBib solved both problems! She’s just lost interest in stealth attacks. AND…has gained a bit of much-needed weight because she is moving slower these days. Yay!!

Susan – Bloomington, Indiana, USA – December 10, 2010

FEATHER

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Hello Catbib people, I am attaching a photo of my cat Feather in her bib. Feather is a very active and curious cat who was a stray before I adopted her from the shelter. She has only caught 1 bird since wearing a bib for the past 1 1/2 years. Before that it was about 1 per week. She does still catch mice in the basement. After the first couple of weeks of having the bib on when she went out, and getting a treat when it was put on, she became very accepting of the bib. She seems to be able to run and jump just fine with it on. Many thanks,

Susan – La Grande, Oregon, USA – October 14, 2010

ANGIE

CatBib saves birds Angie used to be a very prolific hunter until I went online and found the cat bib. It has been several months since I got Angie her first cat bib and she has only caught one bird (which I managed to rescue and release before she killed it). I was worried that the cat bib would inhibit other activities that would be important for a cat (like running or climbing or eating and drinking), but that has not been the case. Angie can still do all the things she used to do except catch birds.

Vicky -Friendswood, Texas, USA – October 4, 2010

LOVIE

CatBib saves birds Attached is a photo of our cat “Lovie” wearing her large cat bib. We started out with a regular size bib however found that Lovie, a feral, continued to get a bird or two. Once we switched to the large, no more dead birds! Thanks Catbib!

Roger – Comfort, Texas, USA – October 3, 2010

GINGER

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Thank you guys so much! We love Ginger, and as soon as her first Spring with us arrived , about four years ago, she started bringing us all types of wild animals (bunnies as big as she is) 🙁 Thankfully we found your website! She goes through about four or five bibs a year, but it’s so worth it, we would buy twenty if we had to. Ginger is very wild, she goes outside for only a few minutes a day, but in this little time she is a great hunter – we wish she was an inside cat, but we got her from the streets and she just won’t stay inside. Last month she lost another bib, and when she came home she had another animal with her, she was out for ten minutes 🙁 She just got another package full of new bibs in the mail today, and we are all happy, she’s been home for four days! Thank you all so much, you have no idea how much happiness you brought to our home, and we LOVE you for that!!!

Ana – Stamford, Connecticut, USA – September 23, 2010

GIZZY

CatBib saves birds Gizzy became part of our family 5 years ago. She came to us as an undernourished feral cat from the East End of Portland, Maine. We took her in not knowing the battle we would soon run into with trying to change her into an indoor cat. She acted out by peeing on everything insight (basically ruining all of those things). We quickly decided to try another home with an friend. That did not work either; she did not like sharing her life with other cats. Gizzy came back to us and we had to live with the fact that she would be an outdoor cat. Time went by with many presents left at the door. Our hearts would break every time at the thought of contributing to the deaths of all of those beautiful birds. Last year we found the web site for Cat Bibs and decided to try the product with not much hope in sight. Shortly after Gizzy started wearing the bib, we drastically noticed that no birds were at out door steps and Gizzy wanting to eat more and come in the house with us! A purr miracle!! I feel very very happy that our cat is able to enjoy the outdoors and not take part in the decrease in bird life! Thank YOU Cat Bibs for your invention!

Crystal – Portland, Maine, USA – September 21, 2010

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HUCK

CatBib saves birds We have purchased a number of bibs as our intrepid former hunter tends to lose collar, tag and bib from time to time. We have many bird feeders just outside the back door with dozens of birds but Huck no longer poses a threat thanks to the catbib!

Lora – Louisville, CO, USA – August 19, 2010

SASSY

CatBib saves birds Since you invite your customers to send a picture, I attach one of my Sassy, nearly 9 years old and only recently allowed to be outdoors, and began bringing home dead mice and birds last month. I bought the bigger bib because even though the quantity hadn’t been great she’s always been very determined. Since its arrival last week there have been no ‘offerings.’ It took a bit to get used to getting it on and off with the collar set properly, but now it is quite easily attached every morning. She has a funny little strut right after it goes on that I haven’t caught yet on tape… swings her front legs a little to the right and left so she looks a little bowlegged… it’s very funny and only lasts a minute or so. Otherwise she runs around, eats, drinks and sleeps quite happily in it. Thanks very much it’s a wonderful solution to the problem of Sassy bringing dead animals in the house!

Anne – Pittsford, New York, USA – August 14, 2010

CYNTHIA

CatBib saves birds This is Cynthia. She is five years old. I got Cynthia four years ago at our local animal shelter. When I brought her home, she had just been spayed and soon thereafter became very sick with a bacterial infection. She spent five days at the vet’s recovering. She was supposed to be a barn cat but that never worked out. First she didn’t get along with Clipper, the other barn cat (who has also worked his way into becoming a part-time house cat). And second, at her yearly checkup my vet discovered she had a heart murmur. After a visit to the cardiologist and an echo cardiogram, it turned out she has a hole in her heart and is not expected to live past 7 years. I hope the vet is wrong of course. Cynthia is the sweetest, smartest, most wonderful cat.

Cynthia has not been slowed down by her illness. She turned into the birder of all birders and mainly for yellow, blue, and red birds – only the most lovely. The bib stopped her right away. She may have caught a couple of more birds in the past year but that was when she got the bib off which is often. She has learned how to rub her neck on the ground to get it off.

So, I have been very happy with the bibs. It’s so nice for Cynthia to get outside. We live on a farm way away from any triffic, so she is safe – and now so are the birds.

Lucy – Arnold, Maryland, USA – August 5, 2010

GRIFFY

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Griffy loves being outside with his CatBib. I caught him once chasing a bird, but luckily I was able to stop him fast enough so that the bird could get away. I have not seen him catch any birds since he’s had his CatBib on. The CatBib is also great because people see Griffy wearing it and ask us what it is, so we get to tell them about the Bib and how stops the cat from being able to hunt and pounce on birds effectively. Thank you for turning such a great idea into a great product!

Jessica – Hillsboro, Oregon, USA – July 9, 2010

BOBBY

CatBib saves birdsI just wanted to say how grateful I am for the catbib! My 3 year old tortoiseshell Bobby, started bringing birds home about 2 years ago, for me, a lifelong ornithophobic this was obviously a HUGE problem. Over the years I’ve tried everything from trying to keep her in(which drove everyone, including my neighbours insane), differing diets, attaching 6 bells to her collar, a noise emitting collar…I could go on but you get the point. Nothing worked and just being home was becoming so stressful I was close to giving her to a relative. Thankfully in a last ditch attempt I stumbled across the CatBib site and thought trying it out couldn’t hurt. It’s been a week now and not one bird, NOT ONE has landed on my door!! She doesn’t even mind wearing it. So in the last week you’ve saved at least 12 birds from my cat and a huge chunk of my sanity. Really, I can’t thank you enough, now I can appreciate her for the wonderfully odd little character she is instead of worrying about what she’ll bring home!!

Sarah – Gwent, Wales – June 27, 2010

BOB

CatBib saves birdsHi, Our cat Bob absolutely refuses to stay inside- when we tried he would go crazy and the stress usually brought on a urinary tract infection. This is the first year we have a bird feeder and Bob is quite the hunter, poor birds!! We were at a loss but thankfully I found your website. We decided to get the large Catbib (and the brightest color you have) because he is a big cat, part Maine Coon and weighs 17lbs. We’ve found dead squirrels, opossums, mice, moles, birds- you name it. If he ate them we wouldn’t feel so bad but he just tortures the poor critters and leaves them strewn around the yard.

It has been 4 days since we began using the Catbib and there hasn’t been any evidence Bob has killed- THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

Jim and Donna – Stratford, Connecticut – June 21, 2010

LUCY

CatBib saves birdsDear Cat Goods, Enclosed is a picture of Lucy wearing her third bib from Cat Goods. This is her third summer wearing a bib. Before we found your product, she seemed to be daily improving her bird-hunting skills and was killing birds. Since the bib, no more dead or injured birds! We are happy now to let Lucy enjoy the outdoors. The bib only seems to impact her hunting as she happily runs, jumps, and climbs trees. Thank you for a great product for cats and their people!

Mary – Orono, Maine – June 14, 2010

ORANGE

CatBib saves birdsPlease see attached photos of Orange wearing his cat bib. We were able to observe him trying to catch an American Robin while wearing his bib one morning. No success!

We have not seen him catch a bird while wearing the bib. Thank you!

Catherine – Bayfield, Colorado – June 13, 2010

OLIVER

CatBib saves birdsHere is a photo of my cat Oliver relaxing after coming from outside wearing his Catbib. In two weeks Oliver caught 5 birds (4 Pigeons 1 blackbird). Since wearing the Catbib he has only caught I Pigeon in the last few months. I definitely put this down to the Catbib and I am feeling more relaxed about letting him out. What really pleased me was from the word go I had no trouble getting him to wear it. Thank you for this wonderful invention.

Susan – Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom – June 10, 2010

STITCH

CatBib saves birdsDear Sirs, When I ordered my cat bib, I told my husband that I might have just wasted $10.95 but it was worth a try. Boy, was I wrong! After repeatedly killing birds, some of which he brought into my house, my 5-year old mess of a cat, Stitchy, now walks proud with no birds in hand. I am so grateful to have found something that stops the mutiny of all of these beautiful birds all around us. He looks comfortable — as you can see — and is very used to it now. It’s just part of his outfit! Thank you, thank you, thank you … from the birds and our family!

Shelley – Mechanicsville, Virginia – June 9, 2010

VELVET

CatBib saves birdsI ordered a cat bib from you,,,about a month ago, and “Velvet”,,adjusted wonderfully to it…She HAS NOT KILLED A BIRD SINCE….She lost it twice, I found it, once going through a rail fence, the other time, half way up an ornamental tree. I that down to the fact that her collar, (a break a way, safety), was worn out….Since I put a new collar on her, she hasn’t lost the assembly. I purchased the “prolific” hunter one for her…and now we are enjoying the beautiful rosebreasted grosbeak pairs eating at the feeder as they prepare to nest… thank you Cat Bib!!!!

Beth – Ontario, Canada – May 10, 2010

SCRAPPY

CatBib saves birdsI’m attaching a picture of my cat, Scrappy, with last year’s purple bib. We call him “Bib Cat.” Unfortunately, he started killing birds about two years ago. Once I got over my denial that he ‘found’ them dead (don’t ask how dumb am I), we found that bells did nothing. I looked on-line and bought a purple bib. He was not in the least bit inconvenienced by the bib, but he sure did stop the killing! His favorite prey was mourning doves, and I’m happy to say that he has not killed a bird since we started using the bib. Thanks for providing this valuable tool.

Katherine – Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA – April 20, 2010

MIKE

CatBib saves birdsThis is my cat Mike wearing his bib. He was killing a bird every other day. He has had the bib a week and none so far! It does not seem to bother him at all when he wears it. Lisa – Morrison, Colorado, USA – April 20, 2010

LUCY

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The birds have been safe since Lucy started wearing her bib. Area songbirds are celebrating your invention. Thanks.

Michael – Portland, Oregon – April 11, 2010

KITTY CAT

CatBib saves birdsExcellent! It looks a bit cumbersome for her as she is a petite predator! We cut it down a little. But we are soooo pleased. She managed to get it off (the whole collar) and we lost it in the woods for days and then found it on a hike. We had no idea she even went that far from our property! It is back on and just in time for a lovely spring. We have seen no dead birds, but she is able to catch rodents and I feel it is a good trade off. Thank you and I am glad we bought this product from you! It is simply brilliant!

Kim – Asheville, North Carolina – April 5, 2010

GOLDILOCKS

CatBib saves birds

Here’s a photo of Goldilocks wearing a catbib. Before we started putting one on her she was catching birds every day. Since we started last year it has been 100% effective in stopping the harvest. It’s easy to put on her and she doesn’t seem to mind wearing it. It’s a great solution to a sad situation.

Don – Honeoye, New York – April 3, 2010

JEZEBEL and OUIJA

CatBib saves birds CatBib saves birds This is our cat, Jezebel, (Belle) wearing her favorite color of cat bib – she was the first kitty we purchased your product for. Prior to finding cat bibs, she was bringing me multiple gifts a week; then a day. We now get to enjoy our bird feeders and Belle can still be frisky and free outdoors.

Ouija on the prowl… But no such luck!

Thanks! Lori – Noble, Oklahoma, USA – March 23, 2010

ZEKE

CatBib saves birdsAttached is a photo of Zeke, my formerly formidable bird destroyer. I have kept a catbib on him for about 3 years now, and it has enabled me to continue letting him be indoors. After having to clean bird blood off of my kitchen ceilings, I was getting to the point where I was wondering whether I would be able to let him inside ever again. I found the CatBib online, and it has been a God send! Although it kind of makes him walk like Bob Hope, Zeke doesn’t seem to mind it at all. It doesn’t even prevent him from climbing trees to escape local dogs, but I cannot remember the last time I had to clean up bird feathers. Now if I could just find a bib with a pocket for my other cat, Sandy, who is the queen of throwing up hairballs, all my cat-related behavior problems will be solved. 🙂 Thanks for this great product!

Heather – Holly Springs, NC March 18, 2010

TIGER

CatBib saves birdsTiger is not happy with her CATBIB. Not only can’t she catch birds anymore but this thing has ruined her CAMOUFLAGE!!!

The cats thank you all 6 of them (they feel naked without them). The birds thank you too!!

Phil – Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, USA – March 15, 2010

WILLIE

CatBib saves birdsI ordered the CatBib the day I saw my cat with a Northern Cardinal in his mouth. I was able to rescue this bird. I have not seen him with a bird since he started wearing his CatBib. He is a young cat and I hope that this Bib makes him lose interest in birds. He used to stalk the birdfeeders and now he spends most of his time in the unmowed part of our property. He can still catch mice and lizards. He wants to catch a squirrel and I don’t know how that will work out for him! I put the CatBib on him every morning. He knows the drill and will stand patiently until I have the bib secured to his collar. He wears the bib all day even though he comes in around noon to take a nap. I only remove it at night. Here is a picture of Willie sleeping in the sun while wearing his CatBib. He wears his CatBib all day without any problems and is able to run and climb trees. He is able to flip the bib around to the back when he is grooming or sleeping. We actually call it his “cape”. He thinks he is a Supercat! Thanks!

Liz – Belton, Texas, USA – March 9, 2010

ROMEO and ALFA

CatBib saves birdsAttached are photos of Romeo (black) and Alfa wearing their bibs. There are ex ferrel cats and consequently mad about hunting and killing. They keep losing bibs, (by getting their collors off) but when they have them on the bird and mammal population locally are much safer!

Many thanks, Sandy – East Mersea, Essex UK – March 2, 2010

THE DUDE

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Hey guys: Thought you might get a kick out of my orange cat in his purple bib. It doesn’t seem to bother him. He can still run and jump, just not pounce (and kill). Since he has been wearing it (about 2 months) we have only found 2 dead birds on our back porch. Before the bib, we had almost daily offerings and used to be scared to look outside every day to see what his next victim was. Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR and thanks for this great invention!
Regards, Julie – Tucson, Arizona, USA – December 30, 2009

BELLA

bellaThis is our family’s cat Bella. She is an active young cat. We got her when she was 8 weeks old. Before we got her, we were trying to find something that would prevent cats from catching birds, because we have a bird feeder, and love birds. So, we found the CatBib! When Bella got older, she caught a bird. So we got a CatBib for her. She hasn’t caught any birds since using the CatBib! She still loves to chase them. She can do anything that a cat without the CatBib can do, except catch birds. She can still climb, jump, and run. She’s very comfortable with wearing it. Thanks for making this wonderful product that works!

Jenica – Lowell, Michigan – December 7, 2009

THE BOYS

The BoysTo stop my cats from catching birds, I have yelled, screamed, chastized,cried and anything else I could think of short of pulling my own hair out but nothing worked. I cried a lot. For the birds and squirrels and mice and also because I knew the cats would have to go if the killing didn’t stop. If not for the Catbib, the next step would have been the pound. This item saved my cats lives as well as many bird and mammal’s lives. It has saved my sanity and given us a peaceful tranquil home again. The stress was unbearable and the neighbors were very upset with us and understandably so. This Catbib has changed everything about the way we feel about our cats. There is zero stress and no dead surprises when we go out to the yard. It has truly been a God send and an item I actually did pray for when I was at my wits end. I am so grateful for this little miracle. It is saving countless lives and keeping peace at home.

For any owner who thinks their cats won’t adapt, they will and quite quickly and easily. It’s so worth the few days of adjustment for the lives they save, but mine really didn’t take that long. Thank you again for a wonderful product.

Deborah – Boise, Idaho – December 5, 2009

THE OTHER ONE

The Other OneHi, I ordered 2 bibs from you about 1 year ago. They have been wonderful! My cat is a master bird catcher. He still managed to catch a bird or 2 even with the large bib but much, much better than 6 in one hour! I sewed 3 bells along the bottom of the bib to increase his noticibility. This bib is a great idea. He never objected to wearing it. Unfortunately he had a break-away collar and lost the bib in the woods somewhere. I have found it before but this time it seems to be lost for good. So, until I receive 2 new bibs he has to stay inside and that makes him crazy. I have 2 cats, one is wonderful. He sits out under the feeders and just watches the birds, fascinated. He never tries to catch one. The other one, however, makes up for both of them! He absolutely cannot go out without his bib! (See picture above) Thanks so much for your wonderful idea!

Myrna – Gunnison, Colorado – November 16, 2009

STELLA

STELLADear CatBib inventors. Just a word of thanks for your genius! Stella moved last year from being an indoor, city, condo cat to a suburban house outfitted with a dog door and a fenced in yard. She figured out how to use that dog door faster than the dog and took to outdoor living like a fish to water. The very first night we lived in out house, she captured a bird and immediately brought it inside, where we had to learn to capture a semi-living bird and re-release it outside. We lived for months in fear of coming home to find birds (dead or alive) in our kitchen, closets, beds, office, etc. At one point I had put three large, Christmas bells around her neck hoping that maybe the weight would slow her down, b/c the bell noise wasn’t working. I finally lost it this spring when she caught a fledgling that I had been watching in its nest for weeks. It was heartbreaking. That’s when I Googled: “STOP MY CAT FROM KILLING BIRDS” and found you. We got the purple bib within a week and it has been nothing short of miraculous. We have not had a single kill in months. I can actually have bird feeders in my yard and she hasn’t gotten one yet. She doesn’t even seem to notice she’s wearing it. She can walk, run, jump, crouch, roll, eat, sleep, play, etc. with no issues. And to top it off, I actually met a couple of new neighbors who had questions about what she was wearing. It was literally my favorite topic of conversation all summer long. I would tell anyone who would listen.

Today there was a very popular article today in The New York Times about domesticated cats and the birds they kill. The Cat Bib was mentioned a couple times in the comments. I also added my comments as a huge proponent for the product and it reminded me that I’ve been meaning to send you a testimonial forever. I wish you tremendous success with your product. Thank you so much for helping us to stop the bloodshed!

Sincerely, Mary Kate – Charlotte, North Carolina – September 29, 2009

BUSY

BUSYDear CatBib folks, I’ve been singing praises of your product to friends for a few months now, and since I feel it’s been tested fairly well. I want you to know how grateful we are to have found your product! Our little cat Busy is, well, VERY busy. We rescued him when he was about six months old and kept him inside for a month while he got used to his new home-base but he soon began climbing the walls. When we’d all had enough we let him out and hoped the bell on his collar would scare off birds. Fat chance he proved to be quite a hunter! So we drained our little fountain and birds stopped congregating in our yard but soon he was bringing them in anyway. I was at the end of my rope when in one week he brought in two gophers (though this was all right with us!), one unidentifiable bird (only traces of tiny feathers under our bed), a hummingbird (which I managed to set free), and a full grown California quail. The quail was stunned and ruffled but quite alive so I brought it to Native Animal Rescue. A woman there told me about the CatBib and I ordered a LARGE as soon as I got home. The quail survived, and since Busy started wearing the bib several months ago he has managed to catch just one bird. I consider that a miracle, or at least a result that puts my conscience at ease. I’ve seen Busy climb and get down from (!) trees and our neighbor said she caught a glimpse of him flying through the air like Superman with a backwards cape! He’s still living a very happy cat’s life but the local bird population is no longer suffering for it. I hope as he ages he’ll slow down but until then we’ll NEVER let him out without his CatBib (I even have a backup!). It’s such a simple elegant solution to a truly dreadful problem. And inexpensive too! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sincerely, Moon – Santa Cruz, CA – August 30, 2009

NANCY

NANCYBack in May I ordered a Cat Bib for my 1 year old cat, Nancy. We live in a rural area and Nancy quickly became very good hunter, much to our displeasure, but when she started to attack neighbours Doves we knew we had to sort the problem out. We didn’t feel it was fair to keep her indoors (and she wasn’t happy about that either!) and other options such as a “cat run” in the garden were too expensive so I was really pleased when I found your website. To be honest I was unsure how well the Bib would work, but I was amazed at how quickly it stopped the bird killing. On one occasion she lost her collar and Bib and we didn’t find it for a couple of days – the bird killing soon re-started until the CatBib was put back on proving that it was working. The collar gets put on each morning and when it’s taken off on an evening, Nancy is happy to settle indoors. Since wearing it she mainly stays in her own garden and I feel it has calmed her down. I would have no hesitation in recommending the CatBib. Thank you!

Sonia – Northumberland, United Kingdom – August 11, 2009

TIGER

TIGERI just want to thank you for inventing the CatBib. My cat Tiger was an avid hunter. He was catching at least 3 birds a week. We have bird feeders in our back yard. Tiger would sit under the feeders and catch the birds that we were feeding. My husband was ready to give Tiger away. I found your product on the internet and thought I would give it a try. I am so pleased with the results. Tiger has not caught one bird since we put the CatBib on him. He can still run, jump and even climb trees; he just can’t catch birds. Again thanks for inventing the CatBib.

Kim – North Wilkesboro, North Carolina – August 11, 2009

TIGERLILY

TIGERLILYMy husband and I ordered the catbib last year for our cat, Tigerlily. We are avid birders and encourage birds in our yard, but were completely frustrated by Lily’s killer instinct. Since purchasing the bib, we have had only one dead bird in the yard (and we’re not sure that was from Lily since she would always bring hers inside). Before that, Lily killed about one bird per month. Thank you so much for this wonderful solution!

Erin – Portland Oregon – August 2, 2009

FREDDIE

FREDDIEHello, the catbib has been a godsend as far as I’m concerned. My cat Freddie was a devil – everytime he set foot outside he would go on a killing spree. I found out about the catbib via an internet search and ordered a couple, since he’s been wearing it I haven’t had a single present thank you. Freddie doesn’t mind wearing it at all although I always have a spare as he does seem to have a knack of being able to get rid if them occasionally – twice he’s arrived home minus both bib and collar, but it’s a wonderful invention and I’ve told all my cat owning friends and neighbours about it. Once again thank you.

Linda – Essex, United Kingdom – July 26, 2009

MARBLE

MARBLEI just wanted to drop you a quick note letting you know very happy we are with your cat bib! Now that Marble (seen in photo attached) is wearing the bib for the last year he is seldom able to catch a bird. Not only is this cause for a celebration, but also he has become so accustomed to wearing his bib that each morning he jumps up on the table to have the bib attached. He is well aware that once the bib is attached it’s a sure sign he’s allowed out-doors!

Rachel – San Rafael, California – July 23, 2009

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BAILEY

BAILEYThe cat bib didn’t stop Bailey from stalking birds, even in the snow. He just doesn’t have any luck in the catching department. He doesn’t mind wearing it at all and patiently waits while we put it on him. Its such a relief to know he’s not out torturing birds. Its nice too that people know he’s not a stray. We also change the color of the bib each outing so neighbors don’t think we just let him out and forget about him. They also appreciate the fact that we use the bib and don’t mind him hanging out in their shrubs. Great invention!

Rosalie – Louisville, Kentucky – July 23, 2009

OBSIDIAN

OBSIDIANWhen we brought home our cat, Obsidian, he was a little black ball of kitten fluff. We had no idea that he would grow into a highly successful predator, bringing in birds every night. Since we began using Cat Bib, he has ceased killing birds! Along with all the beautiful mountain meadowlarks in our area, we thank you for creating Cat Bib!

Karen – Reno, Nevada – July 15, 2009

BIBS

BIBSI first ordered a cat bib for my cat in May after he had attacked a chickadee in our yard. The bird was still alive, so I took it to Avian Haven, a bird rehabilitation center in our area. Luckily the bird lived and was released back into the wild. The owners of Avian Haven mentioned the catbib to me and I ordered it the same day. Since my cat has been wearing the bib he has not killed any animals – birds or otherwise. At least, I haven’t seen any dead in our driveway, which is what he used to do. I’m not sure why the bib works, but it does, which I am thrilled about, because I do not want my cat killing things! He doesn’t seem to mind wearing the bib at all and I have seen him climb trees with it on, so it doesn’t inhibit him in any way other than killing birds. Since then I have ordered two more bibs because the safety collars for cats come off if they get caught on something so he has lost the first one. That’s the only problem! I have attached a photo of my cat (coincidentally my cat’s name is Bibs – how fitting!)

Amanda – Vassalboro, MAINE – July 12, 2009

SUMMER

SUMMERWe struggled for a long time because we have three kids and all of their friends going in and out of the house making it extremely difficult to keep my cat, Summer, inside. We considered declawing but after looking into it, we weren’t convinced it would make a difference in deterring her from successful hunting. We tried cat bells on her collar to no avail. We were absolutely thrilled when we discovered the Cat Bib. It is an excellent way of ensuring the safety of the birds in our neighborhood. Summer is a skinny and tall cat that is an avid hunter and loved to catch and eat her prey. Even with her small size the large Cat Bib was lightweight and effective! Thank you so much for inventing a humane way of keeping the birds safer from my cat and allowing my cat some freedom to explore.

Keli – Fairbanks, AK – July 8, 2009

HOLLY

HOLLYThank you SO much for inventing the Cat-bib. Our rescue cat ‘Holly’ has now stopped catching birds. The week before this arrived she had caught and eaten two birds and a mouse. My poor husband who is a bird lover had to clean-up the mess as I’m too squeamish. Holly had a cat bell so we could only presume the birds she caught were deaf! It took her about 48 hours to get used to wearing it and a small amount of sulking (as described in your helpful information leaflet) but now she’s doing everything she did before, except the birds are getting away! I watched her one afternoon suddenly jump towards a sparrow , which she didn’t catch because the bib flipped-up and the bird must have seen the bright turquoise colour and made a dash for it. Safe and all in one peice. As you can see from the photo, she’s enjoying the hot weather and not fussed.Thank you for saving our birds, we were getting despondent and now we can stop fretting about what she’d kill next.

Mary – Bath, United Kingdom – July 6, 2009

PUTTY-TAT

PUTTY-TATI just wanted to say how grateful I am for your CatBib! We have a neighbor that is a bird lover with a huge bird feeder. He was at our house nearly everyday with complaints about our cat knocking over his feeder, catching birds, etc. etc. our cat was born on the streets (maybe even feral) and was the best hunting cat ever. We had tried everything from trimming her claws, capping them with vinyl, trying to keep her in the house, etc. all to no avail. Our neighbor was going to trap our cat and take her into the city (apparently we have a “No cat trespassing law here”) when as a last ditch effort I searched the internet for a way to stop her from catching birds and I found your site. It has cut her bird catching down about 98%, for which I’m so grateful. As you can see from the attached picture, she is resting comfortably on the couch with her bib (and it doesn’t keep her from exploring outside either).[Original CatBib bought 4-9-2008]

Christine – Salt Lake City, Utah – July 4, 2009

CLEOPATRA

CLEOPATRASeveral months ago I was at my wits end with my cat bringing home 2, 3 or even 4 birds a day! Sometimes dead and sometimes still alive, but badly injured. Cat Bells did not work – she had 3 of them on her collar and still brought home just as many birds! I didn’t know what else to do, but I thought maybe there was some product or something that could help, so I went on line and did some searching and up popped the Catbib! I read the testimonials and all the other info and ordered one immediately. Cleo was used to a collar and so she accepted the bib very easily and it didn’t hinder her in any way. It helped quite a bit, but she was still bringing home several birds a week, so I decided to order the Big Bib. I was a little concerned that it wouldn’t be suitable for such a small cat, but she was fine when I put it on. It is just wider, not any longer. Well since that day which was about 4 months or so ago, she has only managed to get 2 birds! She hasn’t brought one home in at least 2 months! I am so pleased with the outcome with the CatBib!! I try to tell as many cat owners that I know about it and am even trying to get my local newspaper to do an article about the CatBib. Thanks so much for your wonderful life saving product!

Tani – British Columbia, Canada – July 2, 2009

ZION

ZIONI am just writing you to thank you for inventing this product! As a bird loving cat owner with a stray feral kitty who can’t stand to be indoors, I was letting my cat outside during the day only to be seriously distressed about finding dead birds on my porch every day. She was killing at least three a day. While I understood it was just her natural instinct to do this, and would never punish her for it, I was NOT HAPPY. I love all animals and this was very painful to me to witness. I tried cat bells on the collar but that did not work, as she was too stealthy. Since buying your product, and to be honest I was very skeptical at first because I just couldn’t see how something as simple as this could save birds, but the low price and free shipping made me want to take the chance (plus the possibility that it could in fact save birds) I bought one. I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am with this product. Not only did my cat become accustomed to it rather quickly, because it is so lightweight, but it is also very easy to clean the material by hand with a cloth. My cat also loves it because she quickly realized that when I put the bib on her breakaway collar (which makes it safe too) that this means she can go outside. She doesn’t even notice it’s on and still does everything she loves to do outdoors which makes her happy except NO DEAD BIRDS. It’s unbelievable even to me, but after three weeks of wearing it outside every day, NO DEAD BIRDS, and before the bib I was finding at least three a day on my porch. Thank you so much for this product! I will tell everyone I know about it, and have already submitted online articles about it to various cat websites where people were having the same problems. Plus, it’s a great conversation piece. I can’t tell you how many people ask me about this brightly colored thing hanging from my cat’s collar, and thus it gives me a chance to educate them about this product. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Meghan – Seal Beach, California – June 21, 2009

ZEKE

CatBibHere is my cat Zeke. I want to thank you so much for creating this product! Zeke was quite a skilled hunter and would catch a bird every single day. Now, with his bib he rarely ever catches anything. It is nice to look out the window and not find a nasty surprise. I will highly recommend this product to any cat owners with bird killing problems. Thank you again.

Julie – Tehachapi, CA – June 3, 2009

JUNE

June June June

We have used the CatBib for almost two years. Our sweet but determined cat had killed about a bird a day until I found the CatBib on the internet (looking for a cat bell) Although the cat almost never catches a bird now she can do everything else she likes. Here is a picture of her in the top of an old cherry tree wearing her Bib, then springing off the top of the tree onto the next limb! What an athlete! The Bib is in silhouette, but she is wearing it! I always purchase several Bibs at once, for when they get pulled off in the woods, and for giving to friends with cats. I have taken them to the vet’s office, the feed store, the pet shelter, encouraging everyone to tell everyone about the Bib!

Bobbie – Camano Island, WA – April 29, 2009

FANNY

FANNYI just wanted to praise your product! We have two young, efficient hunters and, since putting them in cat bibs, we have gone from 1 to 2 birds a day to – none! Thank you, for ourselves, our cats, and the goldfinch population they can no longer depredate. And thanks for your great work. It’s such a pleasure to let them enjoy the outdoors without worrying about the native species. Had they ever caught a house sparrow I might have different feelings but, alas, there’s a reason invasive species thrive.

Susan – Ticonderoga, New York – April 5, 2009

MUSETTE

MUSETTEJust wanted to thank you for inventing the CatBib. Musette was bringing in almost a bird a day. I remembered seeing a cat at the end of our alley that had a biblike thing on. I searched for “cat bib” and your site came right up. Musette has only killed three birds in the year she’s been wearing the bib. It took a day or two for her to get used to it but I encourage people to STICK WITH IT! Now she waits at the door while I fasten it on, and she climbs trees with no problem. As a side benefit, burdock burrs often stick to the bib instead of her fur.

Esri – Boulder, Colorado – April 2, 2009

KITTY

KITTYI was just so amazed. My cat, named Kitty, adjusted to it within just a few minutes. At first, he walked around the house as if he was measuring every foot print he took, but then, he just started adapting to the CatBib and started walking natural again. I took him outside and he just loved it. He was free to walk where ever he wanted in the back yard without me yelling at him to stay away from the birds or the feeders. He was so relaxed in the CatBib, it didn’t bother him a bit. My Cardinals and Finches were still eating in the feeders while he laid down and watched them. The greatest part about the CatBib is, the squirrels didn’t come down and eat at the feeders!!! We have 5 squirrels that eat every almost all the seed before my Cardinals could fly down to the feeders. The squirrels could see the cat from the branches in the trees where they were sitting, and I could hear their chattering back and forth, as if they were complaining that the cat was there. Never once did the Squirrels come down. Yipppeeee!!!! Finally, my birds will be able to have seed in the feeders again. Those pesky squirrels will stay away now! Thank you so much. I will definetly spread the word around to my family and friends about the CatBib. Your product is great!

Torchy – Elba, AL – March 13, 2009

PINHEAD

PINHEADHere is a picture of our cat Pinhead wearing his CatBib. We love this product! He used to bring us animals almost every day. Now that he has his bib he is very rarely able to kill any animals. Thanks for creating such a great product!

Thanks, Tyler – Louisville, KY – March 8, 2009

MY KITTY

Dear Catgoods and the wonderful cat lover in Springfield, Oregon who created the Catbib, The summer of 2007, my father and I built a custom deck, it was my first experience in carpentry…and I loved it. In fact I built a wonderful LARGE bird feeder. It has a roof and a removable try and is over 4ft, but I underestimated my kitty and was devastated to get those kitty gifts at the door.

I searched and searched for help…but everything cost soooo much money and required a lot of effort. I decided to go back online and search again…and found the Catbib!! I am a skeptical kind of person, but for only $10.00 I thought I’d try it out.

The first big test is whether or not my kitty would tolerate it. But to my surprise, she did – no problem at all. And of course the next question was how effective it would be. Well, it has been about 8 months and I would say that it is at the very least 95% effective. We did have 1-2 kitty gifts at the door, but I’m not too sure if she caught it or found it.

I must also mention how easy it is to clean. Of course dragging it around all day, it does get pretty dirty, but soaking it in some detergent for just a bit and wringing it out, and viola it is nice & clean.

I live in CT in a small area called ‘Pine Rock Park’ and there is very little traffic, there is no outlet beyond our house. Therefore I feel safe letting my cats out and believe that cats should enjoy the outside just as much as other animals and everyone else. Of course, this holds true for safer environments, as well as the cat’s personality.

Well thank you again for creating such an easy and affordable way for me to keep both my cat and my birdies!

Sincerely, Ruthann – CT – March 2, 2009

HILLARY

HILLARYI hope you can enjoy the attached picture of Hillary, our only hunter. I took it with my cell phone, so the quality isn’t great. Her bib has been such a blessing for the birds in our foothill home. She used to bring home birds pretty regularly, but after she started wearing her bib, daily unless it was raining or snowing, not one!! We recently relocated to Oregon, and kept all 3 cats inside for a week to “aclimate” to their new house. The first day they were released, my husband forgot to “dress” Hillary. She was back with a bird in 15 minutes. Fortunately, when I picked her up, she released the bird, who was uninjured. No mistakes since then, and no more birds caught. She is totally comfortable wearing her bib, runs, jumps, climbs trees, even sleeps with it (and licks it…for what, I don’t know). Thanks for this bird-saver!

Sally – Corvallis, OR – February 16, 2009

MARVIN

MARVINThis is my cat Marvin. He is a great bird catcher, that is until he got his bib. I have had the bibs for about 2 years, and neither one of my cats can catch birds anymore. I love this product. I recommend it to anyone who has a problem with their cats catching birds.

Daryl-Ann – Fayetteville, NC – February 15, 2009

CHESTER

CHESTERThis is our former frequent mouse-killer Chester wearing the bib that has made such a difference to our lives and, more importantly, to the lives of the wildlife in our garden! We’ve not had a single dead mouse or bird brought inside since we discovered Catbib over 18 months ago. I’m not too sure how it works but you can’t argue with results like that. A great idea!

Kim – Cardiff – United Kingdom January 20, 2009

MEGAWATI

MEGAWATII have 5 rescued cats, but only sweet shy Megawati was a problem with birds. She is miserable if I keep her inside all of the time, but as I feed a lot of birds at my rural home, all she wanted to do was to lie in wait for a chance to attack them. I was tired of constantly shooing her away, using a squirt gun, it didn’t matter; she’d be right back there. And she was getting worse, killing a bird almost every day. I searched so hard for a solution, then found your website and decided to try a Catbib. Wow, what a fantastic simple effective product! I spent a couple of days getting Megas used to a collar first, the we tried the bib. The first day I had it attached too long, and she managed to get both bib and collar off. The next day, I just attached it shorter so she didn’t trip, and she wore it well all day. That was 6 weeks ago, and now she know the routine. She can go outside only after I put her Catbib on her. I do wait a few hours after feeding the birds in the morning though before letting her out. She can still go outside and watch the birds all day, but I don’t think she’s caught a single bird since. Some stray dogs came in the yard last week, and Megas was up a tree in a flash with her bib, and she can run well too. Being both a cat and bird lover, I am so relieved to have found the solution. I only wish that your bibs were more well known and widely available so that more people know about them. They should be in every pet and feed store, I think. I’ll do my best to spread the word. Thanks so much for helping save the wildlife.

Sarah – Humbolt County, Northern California – January 10, 2009

OTTO ORANGE

OTTO ORANGEOtto Orange in his bib. Now that he wears the bib outside, he stays much closer to the house. He doesn’t roam in the woods at all anymore. Otto still tries, but is unable to catch birds with his bib on. Saving as many birds and small mammals is very important to me. As much as I want to keep my cats in all of the time they drive me crazy crying to go out.

Carol – Tennessee – December 8, 2008

MENEW

MENEWI enjoy feeding the birds around my property, however, my cat, Menew, would make quick meals of them! I tried many other strategies to keep the birds safe but all of these were ineffective. In desperation, I looked for more ideas on the internet and found what would become the solution to my problem: the Cat Bib. Now, I can allow my cat to play outside without the worry of another feathered victim.

Maureen – Caledon, Ontario, Canada – November 29, 2008

PETEY

CatBibThank you for creating the Cat Bib! Petey was catching several songbirds everyday before I found the Cat Bib for him. He wore the bib all summer long and did not catch any adult birds. He doesn’t mind wearing the bib – in fact, he knows he cannot go outside without it so he waits at the door for me to put it on. I’m happy he’s not able to continue killing the songbirds coming into our yard. Thank you again!

Anna – Marshfield Wisconsin – November 20, 2008

MR.COOL, SHADOW, TIGER

CatBibTiger (another rescue — really should be called Gramps) is short legged and slow; however, I think sometimes he waited so long and birds flew right into his mouth?!? For him, I needed to trim the length of the bib because of tripping. He has adjusted nicely — “Who cares — it doesn’t hurt and I get to go outside.” He stands at the cat door to have his bib put on and removed. The rest of the day, he acts like he does not even know it is there as you can see by the pictures — and he has caught NO MORE birds! I am so very, very pleased that our feathered friends are not having to experience such trauma — we want them to LIVE!

CatBibShadow, my second rescued cat, is a high-jumper which presents huge challenges keeping him from catching birds and bringing them into the house. Usually, they are still alive and with adrenaline flowing, most of the time I can save them to fly out the front door again. Since using the bib, I have had only one incident. I learned soon (as Shadow is a smaller cat) that the length of the bib needs to be trimmed, but he definitely needs the large size. (With steps to go up and down, the bib shifts and he trips [or pulls the collar completely off] if the bib is not shortened — but that is VERY EASILY done.) I am VERY THANKFUL for these bibs — what a brainstorm!!!

CatBibMr. Cool, my oldest rescued cat, was not very excited about having it put on at first, but adapted very quickly and pays no attention to it now. He stands at the cat door while I put it on and also stands inside at night to have it removed. No birds have been brought through my door since donning your ingenious cat bib. I am VERY thankful.

Lynda – Eugene, Oregon – November 19, 2008

DEBORAH

CatBibThis is Deborah, wearing her second cat-bib. She is the family hunter and was bringing birds into the house almost daily before my husband found the ad for your CatBib. She adjusted very quickly to the bib and thinks it’s part of herself. She even washes it! She has only captured one or two birds since last summer when we got her first bib. Thanks for a great and effective little hunter-deterrent.

Karen and Guy – Osage, Wyoming – November 17, 2008

ZEKE

CatBibWell, I was skeptical, but I was desperate. Zeke was bringing in an average of 5 victims every week. The breaking point for me came when I found myself having to put a live vivisected bird out of its misery, and then take a ladder into 3 rooms of my home in order to wipe the blood stains off of my ceilings!!! That evening, I turned to the internet and found an article about the CatBib. I’ve been using it on him about 4 months now (since June), and he’s only managed to snag one small lizzard and one bird! That’s it!!! I am very pleased and consider the $10 well worth the cost – even when he occasionally loses his in the bushes somewhere and I have to order him another one. Fantastic solution! Thanks!

Heather – Holly Springs, North Carolina – October 7, 2008

BRADY

CatBibBrady’s done catching birds. I ordered a large one for him because he is such an aggressive hunter (I timed it once: outside with a dead bird in 6 seconds). We feed birds, squirrels, and chipmunks on our deck railing, and he’d been kept indoors for weeks because his treating the railing like his own personal buffet table was unacceptable. While he’s not thrilled with wearing it, after only 3 days he’s already accepting my putting it on him before he goes out, and I think even he would agree that having to wear it is a worthwhile tradeoff if he gets to go outside again. He was getting more and more depressed having to stay indoors, and it makes me so happy to be able to let him go out and not have to watch him every second. I haven’t had to dispose of a bird body since the bib arrived. Karen – Yacolt, Washington – October 6, 2008

Karen – Yacolt, Washington – October 6, 2008

JAGULAR

CatBibWe love cat bibs.

They keep cats from killing birds.

And we love to photograph birds.

Elizabeth – age 7- Raleigh, North Carolina – September 15, 2008

GUS

CatBibHi – Here is Gus with his bib. He is not annoyed with his bib anymore and he has not brought home any birds! I’m not sure how many birds the CatBib has saved. Gus used to get a bird only occasionally (maybe every few weeks), and he hasn’t brought one home since we started using the bib a few months ago. But he also used to bring into the house chipmunks, squirrels, moles, etc. He hasn’t brought any of those into the house since we started using the bib. Yay! He does still catch moles, mice, frogs, and dragonflies, but he doesn’t bring them into the house, and I think the bib has cut down on the number of deaths he causes, which was our goal. The bib is such a great idea! I’m so glad you all thought of it and started making them for other people to buy. We sent Gus’s picture to a friend, and she passed it on to her family and they all bought bibs for their cats.

Putney, Vermont – September 13, 2008

EL GATO and SIX

CatBibHere El Gato (Grande) is seen sporting his new large purple CatBib in most regal fashion. He has quickly adjusted to the larger size and the birds of our certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat truly appreciate it.

CatBibSix, perhaps more adept at nailing birds then some of her other feline friends because of her extra front toes and nails, has not been able to solve the mystery in the dramatic decline in her kill rate in the Zuckerman’s backyard sanctuary in the Northern Rockies. We appreciate as do our feathered friends – thanks CatBib for making a great product even better.

Larry – Salmon, Idaho – September 10, 2008

LOKI

CatBibThe number of birds that all of the neighborhood cats have caught has gone down. The neighborhood kids warn us whenever there’s a cat outside who is “naked” — that is, without their bibs.

Dave – Cotati, California – September 8, 2008

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PAULIE

CatBibHere’s our Paulie Boy wearing his beautiful new outdoor gear. He’s not any happier but the hummingbirds are and so am I. Paulie knows he has to put his bib on before he goes out. and he loves to go out in our mostly fenced yard next door to a farm. He usually gets up in the chair by the back door (so I don’t have to reach down to put the bib on) when he wants out. When he comes back in, he gets a hug when I take the bib off. Notice ahem, that its the larger size bib (Paulie is 23lbs). OK maybe you don’t necessarily need the larger size for a larger cat but hey why take chances. And yes we know Paulie is overweight but you should see the rest of the 7 member litter.Paulie’s brother and other litter retainee, Howler Wingnut VII, is slim and speedy but tops out at a dainty 15 lbs. Thanks CatBib for helping us find a solution to getting overweight cats out for exercise and keeping the birds alive at the same time. Paulie however wants to talk to you about this.

Rinee – Albany, OR – August 30, 2008

KITTY

CatBib‘m so glad we found the CatBib! Our cat was on a 1-to-2-a-day bird diet, we tried EVERYTHING to get him to stop. He even ended up in to see the vet when he ate a bird that caused an infection and made him sick. The cat bib has done wonders. We were skeptical, but he hasn’t caught a bird since. Attached is a photo of “Kitty,” our extra-large tom cat in his cat bib. Thanks,

Rob and Laura – Sandy, Utah – Sept. 4, 2008

BENNIE

CatBibMy name is Bennie. I used to be a city cat but then my mom and dad and I moved to the country and I got to play outside. I liked playing outside a lot because birds are outside. Birds are fun to catch. I liked bringing them home to show my mom and dad what a good hunter I was. My mom told me not to do it anymore but I didn’t listen.Then one day mom got a box in the mail and when she opened it I saw a new collar. I thought it was a collar because she put it around my neck. It was a pretty blue color and very comfortable to wear. I almost forgot I was wearing it until I tried to catch a bird. I was crouched down in my favorite bush outside the house. The bird was so close I could smell it! I leapt out from my hiding place and the bird started to fly away. I started to grab it with my paws and all of the sudden I couldn’t see it anymore… the only thing I saw was my new, blue collar. The same thing happened over and over again. I got tired of all that work so I gave up hunting and now I sit on the porch with mom and dad and watch the deer instead.

Alisa – Wayzata, MN – August 31, 2008

PARKER

CatBibHi Catbib people! Thank you for the great catbibs. Our kitty Parker was getting a bird every time she got outside before she started wearing the bib. Now we can let her out without worrying – she can run and climb trees with the bib on, but is no longer getting birds. So she can go outside whenever she wants.

Anne – Wyncote, Pennsylvania – August 26, 2008

RAOUL

CatBibHe has no problem climbing and just being plain ol naughty in his bib!! 🙂 He is doubled up right now with bibs cause of baby bunnies. But, since I’ve doubled up he is doing good! Thanks for this wonderful product!! The birds and bunnies appreciate it!

Jackie – Omaha, Nebraska – August 11, 2008

KARMA

CatBibOur cat Karma is a proficient hunter. She frequently would bring us dead half eaten birds and leave them on the front step of our bed and breakfast inn. Many times guests would walk outdoors to encounter the remains before we were aware of Karma’s “present” for us. We had to do something. We ordered a cat bib and the killing stopped. We can happily state that she has not killed anything (except for a large rat) in almost a month since using the bib. She does not seem interested in killing but has remained happy. Thanks for a great product. It really works and we tell all of our guests who have cats.

Fred and Mary – Cedar House Inn – Dahlonega, Georgia – July 7, 2008

SHAFTOE

CatBibWe have two cats and two bibs. Fantastic, not a single bird fatality in a year. The cats are still not entirely convinced! Bibs are getting a bit worn. Lots of our friends have been told about the bibs and are interested.

Scott – Northumberland, United Kingdom – July 14, 2008

FELICITY

CatBibWe love it!! Two birds have been saved today–and it is only our first day of wear!! I watched my cat Felicity try for 2 different birds yesterday. A finch landed on the ground about 4 ft from where she was lying in wait underneath some shrubbery. It was very close–but she couldn’t manuever around that bib fast enough!! The second incident was a mourning dove–it is hard to be stealth when you are wearing a large purple bib 🙂 I was suprised that my cats adapted so quickly to wearing the bib. Neither has worn a collar in over a year. Thanks again!

Dianne – Lake Villa, IL – July 14, 2008

DINO

CatBibmy cats are only out for about 45 minutes at a time 2-3 x a day (3 times on weekends when i am home) so it may be a little soon to assess. but after a week, so far, they have not caught anything. and i see how it interferes in their “pounce” mechanism — just bumps them and throws them off a hair – and those extra seconds give their prey time to escape. they don’t love it, but they don’t mind it. it does not seem to inhibit dino’s tree climbing ability (he’s the one that’s part main coon) and i have seen him sit in a tree, bird watching, with it on.

Marcy – Forest Park, IL – July 15, 2008

MOKEE

CatBibAnd here is Mokee sleeping peacefully among the toys with bib. From the first moment I put on his bib, he has never minded it at all. He’s quite the hunter so I think it really helps a lot. I wish I could keep him in but he won’t have it so I’m very glad to have the bib to help protect the precious birds. Thanks for a great product.

Laurie-Ann – Cotati, California – July 15, 2008

BROCK

CatBibThank you for inventing the catbib. I have several pictures of Brock, our black male cat, wearing the bib. He is now wearing his purple bib. He has only caught one bird with it on. He used to catch a bird a day. It has been several weeks since he started wearing it. I don’t know if he was able to leap in the air to catch the one bird he did, or just how he did it. I always make sure Brock has his bib on now and just feel very panicky when he goes outside without it!

Connie – Lake Oswego, Oregon – July 4, 2008

RILEY

CatBibHere’s my cat Riley wearing his catbib. He doesn’t mind wearing it at all. We call his name at night and he comes running and sits down while we put it on. If we forget to put it on we usually wake up to a bird or a rabbit crying in our living room at 5:00 am. Thanks to the catbib, our outdoor friends stay safe OUTDOORS and we get a full nights sleep. Thanks catbib!

Diane – Charlotte, N. Carolina – July 1, 2008

WICKESY

CatBibHi there – just wanted to write and say THANK YOU on behalf of the birds in my village! My cat (Wickesy) was on a minimum one bird a day habit and since I put the bib on he hasn’t got a single one! He can still jump around the trees better than a squirral but hasn’t managed to catch anything – it’s absolutely amazing! I have got myself a credit card purely so I can order a couple more as spares! Have attached a photo of him looking gorgeous!! Many thanks again,

Sarah – Overton on Dee, United Kingdom – June 9, 2008

LOUIE

CatBibThe birds and chipmonks are very happy now that Louie has his CATBIB. He even waits at the door for his bib because he knows the bib means OUT TIME!!

Philip – Meshoppen, Pennsylvania – June 8, 2008

LIONA

CatBibHere’s a picture of my cat Liona wearing her blue cat bib. I’m sure the bib has saved many birds from Liona. We give her lots of pets and attention when we put it on and so she doesn’t mind and gets around fine wearing it. She is in and out so she wears it most of the day – and we take it off her as soon as it gets dark.

Gina – Inglewood, California – June 7, 2008

TRUFFLE

CatBibI ordered and received a CatBib for our little huntress Truffle several weeks ago. It immediately broke her of her 2-a-day bird habit, and as the attached photo shows has not interfered in any way with her driving or other daily activities.

Bruce – Mountain View, California – May 27, 2008

OSCAR and WATSON

CatBibSince Oscar (tabby) and Watson (gray and white) got their new cat bibs, there have been no more rodent kills. Until I “bibbed” them, they had delivered 2 birds, 11 chipmunks, 8 mice, 1 shrew, and two little bunnies this spring alone, despite the fact that they have bells on their collars. So far, so good . . . I’ll put the new pink bib on their little sister, Cassie. Thanks for this great invention!

Jeannie – Lexington, Kentucky – May 26, 2008

ZIPPY

CatBibWe have been using the “Cat Bib” for a few years now on our cat Zippy. She was bringing in birds through our pet door like crazy. This web site was a blessing, because now she can’t catch them.

Thanks!!!

Daryl-Ann — Fayetteville, North Carolina — April 30, 2008

SMOKEY

CatBibSmokey doesn’t like his bib, but his Mom does!

When he wears it, he doesn’t get birds, and a lot fewer mice and chipmunks.

He is learning to let Mom put on the bib so he can go out and play.

Cara – Charlotte, VT, April 2, 2008

FELIX

CatBibThis is my cat Felix wearing his cat bib.

Since he has had it he has never caught a bird

He waits for his bib everytime he goes outside.

Clare – North Wales, United Kingdom – March 24, 2008

buz

CatBibG’day. I’m an Aussie farm ex-queen named buz. I live where I please and I do what I want, but my bird-catching days are behind me, thanks to this bloody bib. I couldn’t get rid of it during my recent six weeks’ walkabout , although now it’s hardly the fashion item it once was. I’ll always consider birds a food group, but I suppose it can’t hurt to help them along a bit. As you can see, I’m none the worse for my changed diet.

Jim – Ravenshoe, Queensland, Australia – February 14, 2008

STYOPA

CatBibDear CatBib-bers, Thanks very much for inventing the CatBib! Our cat Styopa is by nature a sweet, lovable little killing machine, but he has not caught a single bird in the two months since we began attaching the CatBib to him! He seems completely oblivious to the presence of the Bib, which allows him to wander, run, eat freely, and even to stalk birds around our house — but without ever catching them.

James – Gainesville, Florida – February 14, 2008

ZARRA

CatBibHi. My 10 year old Maine Coon Zarra loves her red cat bib. It doesn’t interfere with frisking around or lying down to beg for a brushing, but she hasn’t brought me any birds since wearing it for two years.

Bruce – Atkinson, New Hampshire – January 12, 2008

JASMINE

CatBibJasmine is a very sweet girl, but also a natural born bird hunter. She is not an outdoor cat, but we have the large kennel for her outside. She can get there anytime through an under ground tunnel that connects with our house. One day I discovered that she had learned to hunt birds inside the kennel. Because of this, I had to stop her from going outside during the day. After researching the internet, I purchased a catbib for her. Now she is free to visit her kennel any time. There has been no more dead birds of course. She has not even had any trouble walking through her 6″ tunnel wearing it. Thank you very much for this wonderful product!

Lisa – Pikeville, NC – Jaunuary 2, 2008

ROSIE

CatBibDear CatBib,

This is our cat Rosie, wearing your CatBib. She is four and one half years old and catches birds. But since wearing your CatBib, we haven’t seen ANY birds lying around the house. She has gotten used to it and we love not having to clean up any more carcases. Thanks for this wonderful solution to a big problem!

Jody – Victoria, BC, Canada – January 1, 2008

MAHLI

CatBibWe live adjoining a nature reserve and our cat, Mahli, was used to a veritable smorgasboard of wildlife which she would bring home to share with us on an almost daily basis! Since adorning her with her new fashion statement catbib, we have noticed with pleasure, she has not come home with any; birds, rabbits, mice, lizards, or ducklings (her favourite!). We had to watch her walk around like a snobby ballerina for a couple of days until she got used to it but other than that she hasn’t complained once! Very Impressive results- and such a simple concept! Thank you!

Tan and Chels – Tabourie Lake, New South Wales, Australia – December 6, 2007

PUTT-PUTT

CatBibThank you for this wonderful product. I have referred it to friends and family that are concerned about the safety of our wild bird population when it comes to our pet cats hunting them. You can see from the pictures attached that my cat PuttPutt has been wearing hers since July and I can tell you it has saved countless birds lives; this kitty is a real hunter as she grew up as a stray. I have it attached backwards on purpose as the color on the other side has faded from use! I will order more. Thank you again, it really works!

Meredith – LaConner, Washington, USA – November 19, 2007

SHADOW

CatBibI’m convinced the CatBib works in stopping my cat from catching birds and lizards. We’ve trained him to wait for the bib before he goes out. So we can even open the door and he won’t go out until the bib is on! He looks so handsome in it as he is black and the bib is blue!

Great idea-great product.

Andrew – Perth, Western Australia – November 18, 2007

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“Catbib really does stop cats from killing birds!” (Testimonials 2007) https://catgoods.com/stop-cat-from-killing-birds/ Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:54:15 +0000 https://catgoods.com/?p=1703 More stories from 2007 of failed cat bells and hopeless felines that turned to wonderful stories of peaceful friendships between the birds and cats. The CatBibb really stops cats from hunting birds.

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RUPERT

CatBibDear CatBib People, I have a funny story about our cat Rupert (bird and rodent hunter extraordinaire) and his catbib. I was going to send you a picture of him wearing his purple catbib, which I must say really stopped him from being able to kill birds, but like the first one I ordered he lost it. This time though he wore it for one month instead of the four hours his first one lasted. I was determined to find this bib before I ordered another one as I’m getting tired of him losing them. I searched everywhere!

 

We have 11 acres of trees and shrubs and some landscaping and of course bird feeders everywhere. We love to watch our birds, but Rupert was really stressing us out and I was thinking of taking all the feeders down. The Catbib made feeding the birds a worry free and fun experience again! I had to find his lost bib as I was worried that he was going to catch a bird again. Anyway, today my husband found the bib in a place where we looked a thousand times. At first it appeared to have been torn off by a wild animal, but after closer inspection we realized one of our dogs found the bib before we did and thought it was a great toy. It made us laugh, after all that searching, to have one of the dogs find it and totally destroy it. What fun that must had been! I don’t know if this is much of a testimonial because, as you can see, there isn’t much of a bib left for Rupert to wear, but I must admit that the Catbib really does stop cats from killing birds! Rupert would bring 3 to 4 birds home a week, plus I would find dead ones in the yard here and there.

 

After wearing the Catbib I only found one dead bird. It slowed him down on rodents too. Before the Catbib he could easily catch three or four mice a night. It must get in his way because he has only caught a few since. I’m not sure how the bib came off, but I think his collar wasn’t tightened enough after removing it one evening. Human error I suppose. This time I think he will wear it at all times, and still get his love and petting while sporting his new bib.

Stephanie – Shelton, Washington – July 15, 2007

ISHAN

CatBibOur Ishan is quite the hunter. We recently moved to a new neighborhood with many birds and thought we might have to keep Ishan inside due to his skilled sportsmanship. But alas, the cat bib came to the rescue. Ishan is able to enjoy the outdoors and the birds can too. His bib has also created many opportunities to meet the neighbors as it is quite the conversation piece. Thank you!

Amy & Steve – Branford, CT – October 23, 2007

EL GATO

CatBibThis is El Gato, a true avian predator, sporting his new CatBib in Salmon, Idaho. We thank you as do the hundreds of American goldfinches, black-capped chickadees, house wrens, and most recently, Stellar’s jays that grace our backyard. Now, the garden is proving to be more like the Garden of Eden for our bird friends, fueling up for the long, cold Salmon winters.

Larry – Salmon, Idaho – October 22, 2007

CHUCK E. CHEESE

CatBibDear Cat-Bib everyone, Here is Chuck E.Cheese (aka feline killing machine) shown proudly wearing his lavendar Cat-Bib. He never conscientiously objected to it, but did swear a bit, at first. Chuck was considered a disposable kitten to some pervert. I found him at about 6 weeks of age, in my garage…now 4 years old. He stayed and grew into a big strong boy, with instinctive hunting skills. This bib did save many birds from his predation. We safeley fledged a nest of blue birds, as well as many robins. So thank you to whomever invented this great cat amenitie – it will be back on him in spring.

Liz – Franklinville, NY – October 14, 2007

SIX and SPECKS

CatBibOur cats Six and Specks posing. The catbibs make letting them out of the house much more relaxing, knowing they’re not going to be able to catch birds. You have a great product. Thanks!

Bradley – Queensland, Australia – October 1, 2007

TARZEE

CatBibI’d like to say how impressed I am with the bib. Our cat is a real terror, probably able to catch about 5 birds a week. I am happy to report we have only noticed her catch one bird since getting her cat bib in May. I think this is remarkable. She is quite used to it now, even grooming it at night which is strange to see. I plan to contact our local animal control officer to promote them in our area. Attached photos of Tarzee. Also a photo of a visiting kookaburra. My husband has hung hollows in the trees and we hope they may choose to nest here soon.

Annette — Port Lincoln, South Australia — September 7, 2007

JOEY

CatBibMy name is Joey and I’ve been wearing the bib for several months now. I’m actually a very sweet cat. I just made a few mistakes. First there was “that incident with the Blue Jay”. I’m not sure why it was such a big deal… mom rescued the jay from the master bedroom and took it back outside. The silly bird even came back to eat peanuts several times after that. Maybe the last straw was the fact that I scared the… uh… uh… Let’s just say the bedspread and walls had some new colors on them! I started attending 12 Step meetings and thought I had my taste for birds whipped. I had over a year of clean time when I felt the need to go out and do a little more “research”. I fell off the wagon with a fury, bringing home 2 house sparrows in a matter of days. That’s when my mom bought the Cat Bib at a local pet bakery and made me start wearing it. Oh yes… they got quite a laugh out of it at first. I guess my sadistic parents thought it was funny for me to be a little clumsy and walk like a bulldog, but I taught them. Soon I was running and jumping as fast as before, but with one small difference: no dead birds. I haven’t even had to return to the meetings!! This seemed to make everyone happy as my parents are both bird lovers. They do have to answer questions about why I’m wearing this “tie” (or cape, if I’m on my back), but the neighbors seem to think it’s a pretty cool idea. I’ve even gotten to the point where I almost feel naked if I don’t have it on and pretty much won’t try to leave the house without it on.
Thanks for bringing some peace back to our house.

Julie and Scott – Longmont, Colorado — September 2, 2007

RAOUL

CatBibRaoul is a huge success story. He goes out daily and hasn’t caught one bird since he’s been wearing the CatBib. He was catching a bird each day. Luckily I was able to save them and got the bib just in the nick of time!!! Thanks so much!! We are so happy with this product, you saved Raoul’s outdoor life. He is such a happy little cat when he’s able to go outside. The bib doesn’t prevent him from doing anything else, as you can see in the picture, he can still climb trees just fine. Thanks again.

Jackie – Omaha, Nebraska – September 2, 2007

MAGGIE

CatBibThis is Maggie. She’s been wearing a CatBib for months now, and not only has the bib saved numerous birds, but it’s basically been a sanity-saver for me. Like many cat/owners/bird/lovers I was stressed and desperate, stalking Maggie while she was stalking the birds, especially in the early morning. Finding the bib web-site online was literally an answer to prayer. I figured that until we get to the Biblical Millennium where the wolf lays down with the lamb, SOMEONE had to have an answer to this problem. I also had a concern about Maggie being hard to identify against the driveway in my townhouse complex. The CatBib has resolved both problems, protecting the birds (she hasn’t caught any) as well as making her more visible to drivers. If you’re looking at the bib, and wondering if it’s cruel in any way, I have to say that I honestly think Maggie is happier since she’s been wearing it. She still has fun outside, rolls around and chases birds, and moths, and bugs etc, but she’s stopped her obsessive stalking, and no longer has that crazed look in her eyes. Though some of my cat-loving neighbors tease me about the bib, the birds agree I’ve made a wise and compassionate choice. Thanks CatBib inventors for turning my home into a peaceable kingdom!!

Carol — Phoenix, OR — August 30, 2007

RUSTY

CatBibMy Turkish Van cat, “Rusty” age 11yrs. is the proud owner of your CatBib and always wears it when he is permitted outdoors. Prior to his “CatBib Days”, when he and I had a disagreement and I would vocally admonish him, then on his outdoor tour he would return either with a baby bunny or bird and offer them to me as a “peace” gift. Since he has gotten his CatBib and wears it, no more gifts for Dad! Thanks so much.

Len – Rio Rancho, NM – August 7, 2007

GUSHKIN BANDHA

CatBib(Gushkin Bandha means the Goddess of Goldmaking in Sumerian, as she is very golden with golden eyes.)
Thank you so much for inventing this wonderful device. Your Cat Bib is the only thing which keeps my youngest cat from killing birds. She has worn the Cat Bib for about a year and has not caught a single bird. This is such an enormous relief to me and my husband that my “thank you” really doesn’t begin to express our gratitude.

Pamela – Victoria, BC, Canada – August 4, 2007

SPOT

CatBibThis is my beautiful hunter, Spot. As we live in the woods, she was bringing home some kind of small game every 3 or 4 days. As she is an outside cat, it was becoming more and more disturbing, as I would open the door on some poor creature, dead or badly mangled. The variety was never ending; mice, moles, snakes, flying squirrels, southern pocket gophers, and small birds. I was on the verge of giving her away, when I happened on your site looking for answers. In the few months she has been wearing your Bib, I have found only 2 animals on the porch, and NO BIRDS! She still climbs trees and chases the dog, but thanks to you, we are both happy without any more victims. Thank you for a truly WONDERFUL product!

Shirley – Oxford, FLORIDA – August 2, 2007

NYXA

CatBibAttached is a photo of Nyxa with her new Bib. This is her second one, the first lasting over a year. She was averaging close to a bird a day before her first Bib! In the past year she has caught less that 6 birds yet she still gets the rats and mice. She adjusted to her new Bib in a few days and now knows she can’t go outside without it. I have recommended CatBib to everyone we know with a cat.

Ian – Victoria, British Columbia – Canada – July 22, 2007

EMERALD

CatBibEmerald is the cutest, friendliest, and most endearing cat you ever saw. I found her as a kitten in the woods next to my house and she has made the most wonderful pet ever! However, Emerald is also a big hunter and loves to bring in birds, snakes, etc. The CatBib is the perfect solution. Now I know that she can be outside harmoniously with other animals. She watches the birds but no longer stalks them. Now everyone can live happily! Thank you for offering this product. I am very impressed with the ingenuity that went into its development.

Mary Beth – King George, Virginia – July 21, 2007

CARLOS

CatBibMy partner and I had become increasingly anxious about our cat, Carlos, and his killing sprees. Having lived with people who studied grassland birds and wildlife ecology in graduate school, I knew what most people don’t: domestic cats are perhaps the biggest threat to native populations. Carlos had been terrorizing chameleons, chipmunks, and songbirds. Our bird feeder set ’em up, and Carlos knocked ’em down. We tried to keep him inside, but being now an “outdoor cat,” this made him visibly depressed and listless. Apart from being expert killers, cats are accomplished pouters.
The options were few for us. When I first saw the “catbib,” I laughed out loud. I couldn’t imagine submitting a cat to such humiliation. Our exhaustive research led us right back, though, and we thought we would give it a try. I had no problem believing that the catbib would prevent hunting (that’s the easy part – putting a cat in a burlap sack will do that). I was more skeptical about whether the cat would enjoy it or be able to lead a normal existence with it around his neck.
When the catbib arrived, we bought a collar and put it on. I thought Carlos would flip out and hide, but he got used to it very quickly. When it’s time to go out, I call him over to the couch, hook on the bib, and out he goes. Now he associates putting on the catbib with a reward: going outside. When he comes in, it’s just as easy to take it off (or not). This routine has come so naturally to him. And there have been no dead animals since. The catbib apparently slides under his step the moment he crouches in stalking mode. Thank you, catbib people, for giving Carlos a life in the great outdoors. He is happy as a clam. And a big thank you on behalf of the local ecology.

Roger and Kate – Winterville, Georgia – July 5, 2007

PICO and DOPP

CatBibHere are Pico and Dopp. Beginning life feral, they were prolific hunters. Now that they wear Cat Bibs we can enjoy the gifts they bring: a pinecone, a worm, and a tiny toy Bambi. We can all relax and enjoy the outdoors. No impairment to climbing, resting, or amore!

Robin -Portland, Oregon – June 2007

CAYENNE

CatBibMy name is Cayenne and I love my purple CatBib. I can do all the fun things I want to do (eat, play, sleep and climb trees) but I am thwarted from catching birds (something my guardians found distasteful anyway). I am a happy, stylish, reformed bird killer!

Cayenne, cared for by Linda and Mark – Woodside, California – June, 2007

ZUZU

CatBibDear CatBib, ZuZu was killing 1-2 birds PER DAY, and she was only a kitten! Cat Bells weren’t helping! I am a bird lover and have both feeders and houses all over our 1 acre property. I felt terribly torn between my defenseless birds and otherwise sweet cat! This CatBib was a lifesaver – she still kills small shrews and the occasional garter snake but NO MORE BIRDS. She looks silly but got used to it quickly — it dries quickly (we get a lot of rain) and seems indestructible. Thanks!

Brenda – Veneta, Oregon – June 18, 2007

ORION

CatBibAttached are a couple of photos of my beautiful killer “Orion” wearing his CatBib. I was a bit dubious at first about the effectiveness of this device, however, just last week he pounced on a Kookaburra I was feeding and for some reason he was unable to hold onto it. It was able to fly away and I can only assume it was because the CatBib got in his way and he couldn’t grip it. I also think that the brightness of the bib alone helps to warn the birds he is coming (unless they are concentrating on the mince I am feeding them!!).

Ms T – New South Wales, Australia – June 9, 2007

TIGER

CatBibThank you for the beautiful “catbib”. Since Tiger has been wearing his new CatBib he has found it very difficult to catch birds. In fact, I have only found feathers by the front door on 2 occasions. Previously Tiger caught at least one bird a day. The CatBib has also made it more difficult for Tiger to fight with the neighbor’s cat.

Sue – Port Lincoln, South Australia – June 8, 2007

JASPER

CatBibMy fiance, who has a phobia of birds, was at her wits end with our Cat Jasper who was constantly bringing dead birds into the house, he was averaging 4 birds a week and we had tried everything from a cat bell to alarming collars. Since we bought a catbib our problems have gone and he has brought no birds in since. We put it on him at night when he goes out and it works a treat. I can finally relax without having to worry, whats going to be there the next morning, so thanks very much.

Matthew – United Kingdom – June 8, 2007

HERMIONE

CatBibI always dread springtime because that’s when the birds start to come out and that means that I will be finding feathers and other parts of birds in my yard, or worse yet, one of my cats will bring back an injured bird and I will have to chase the cat around to pry open his or her jaws. I’m sure that most cat owners are familiar with the horrible, helpless feeling of knowing that a poor little bird is being tortured to death by their cat. I adore cats and have 4 of them, but I’ve always said that the one and only drawback is the fact that they hunt. That’s why the Cat Bib caught my attention. I’ve had them on 2 of my cats for several days now and so far so good. They haven’t come with any birds yet and they seem to have adjusted to the bibs very quickly. My cat, Hermione, (pictured), is very small and can be a bit nervous. I was a bit worried about how she would react to the bib. Fortunately, because the bib is extremely light and can be adjusted to shorter cats, she hardly noticed it when I put it around her collar. It took her a couple of days to get used to walking normally, instead of trying to walk over it, but she goes about her daily rounds and jumps and runs as before. She has been by far the most active hunter of all our cats, so I’m glad that I can let her out with a not-so-guilty conscience. The way I look at it, if there’s a product out there that can save animal lives without injuring or impeding on another animal’s well-being, then what do I have to lose? It’s part of being a responsible pet owner and doing our best to preserve and protect wildlife.

Claudia – Norway – June 6, 2007

OLIVER

CatBibMy daughter ordered me a CatBib for my cat Oliver. He Loved to catch the sparrows & cardinals in the yard, After he wore the CatBib, I observed Oliver watching a Robin. He tried hunting the bird and he couldn’t suceed. Thank you Cat Goods!!

Loretta – Philadelphia PA – June 1, 2007

FRANCIS

CatBibMy neutered tom cat Francis is an efficient hunter who loves to bring “live” birds into the house that comes into our backyard. When Francis’s recent gift was an angry woodpecker, I decided something had to be done. I found your site and ordered the CatBib. He doesn’t mind sporting the CatBib at all and so far he has not brought any gifts into the house.

Gina – Philadelphia PA – June 1, 2007

MAX

CatBibMax the cat is the sweetest kitten in the world. However, he’s a killer! And I, alas have created the perfect bird blind. There is a small pond in my back yard, and many bird feeders. Max the cat lurks in the undergrowth by the pond. While he waits a bird bathes. Max is patient he waits until the bid is at its wettest and most relaxed, then Pounce! With claws like scythes and teeth like knives he strikes. Three or four finches a day and 2 hummers a week were untimely killed by his play. I was just about to get an electric fence… $220, just so I could stop the killing, when a friend from a bird rehab group informed me of the cat bib. And guess what, Max loves it! Max is convinced that it’s an honor to wear the bib. An honor my other two non-killer cats, can only aspire to! He still lurks behind the pond, but happily there are no more feathered corpses. Thanks!

Elizabeth – Los Angeles, CA – May 29, 2007

TAJ

CatBibHi, We want to thank you for creating such a wonderful product. Taj, an avid bird hunter, has not caught one bird while wearing his stylish bib. He may look like he’s ready for lunch but not of the wild sort. He’s free to climb, play, eat and sleep. We feel so much better about letting him out in the morning knowing he will be bird watching, not catching.

Renee- Ashland, OR – May 22, 2007

SPOOKY

CatBibI want to thank you very much for creating CatBibs! My rescued black Main Coon cat I saved from the streets was always hunting birds. Spooky wears his CatBib proudly, showing off his “bandanna” when neighbors walk by my yard. Little does he realize that he has not had any luck with birds since he has been wearing the CatBib! I am happy my daughter found your web site!!

Dominic – Philadelphia, PA – May 31, 2007

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Doesnt Stop Them From Their Daily Prowling https://catgoods.com/doesnt-stop-from-prowling/ Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:52:47 +0000 https://catgoods.com/?p=1700 Here is proof, the cat bib really works, and doesn’t stop your cat from doing his daily prowling, such as walking the fence and harassing the neighbors. Plus Dozens send their feedback from 2006 -2007.

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XUBI

CatBibHere’s a few photos of my cat Xubi in his burgundy cat bib. It has almost completely stopped his hunting habits. But as you can see, it does not hinder his top-of-the-fence cruising at all. He is quite a character. We tell him all the time that this is what stylin’ cat warriors are wearing these days. He is just about 1 year old, and when I first took him in 7 months ago, his hunting habit was voracious. I actually maintain my backyard as a bird sanctuary, and it was beginning to look like Xubi might have to go to another home. Thank goodness we found CatBib!

Lindsay – Santa Rosa, CA – May 15, 2007

SUMMIT

CatBibSummit was very happy living up here on the Hillside (2000 feet, hence his name), in Anchorage Alaska, until the neighbors complained about the fact that he was preying on their “bird feeder” daily. So,having sensitive and inclusive minded parents, his mom and dad found the answer to Summit’s weaknesses. The CAT BIB! Now that Summit has become accustomed to his bib, he is known in the neighborhood as “Jack Nicklson” the evil one. Here is proof, the cat bib really works, and doesn’t stop your cat from doing his daily prowling, such as walking the fence, harassing the neighbors and generally looking very “Jack” like.

Vicki – Anchorage, Alaska – May 15, 2007

SMOKEY

CatBibAttached is a picture of Smokey wearing his CatBib and grooming himself. He is a neutered male that we think didn’t take all the way!! He keeps other cats out of HIS yard and I have seen him chase off dogs!! He played havoc with the birds. He has had his CatBib about a month and he can still groom himself, but he can’t catch a bird!!! It works great!

Mike – Lenoir, North Carolina – May 13, 2007

DAIKIN

CatBibHi, Thank you so much for inventing this…
our gorgeous cat Daikin could bring home up to three parrots a week and it was horrible, we had tried everything and were thinking of taking him to the rspca he was that bad, the parrots he mainly picked on are swift parrots which are endangered were we live, he is the typical garfield of cats unless there is birds around and then he is a machine. Thankfully due to his new ourfit the cat bib he goes out still comes home dirty and tired but free of feathers and we have noticed more bird life around our property.
So thank you and Daikin thanks you. He is off death row and back in the garden.

Dawn – Bridgenorth, Tasmania – May 9, 2007

MAISIE

CatBibHi! We bought a catbib after stumbling across your webpage one day. We got one for one of our cats, the avid birdcatcher Maisie. We no longer have any birds or small mammals being ‘presented’ to us! Maisie doesn’t mind wearing the catbib at all, and has been seen on occasions to be playing with it, doing all sort of gymnastics!
Thanks again for this great design!

Lisa – Culross, Scotland – May 7, 2007

THOMAS

CatBibHi Folks, We live in a semi-rural area and are frequently visited by small native birds, and it was not uncommon to find the remains of birds – as many as two or three a week! We have tried various methods to control his natural hunting instinct with no success until now! Since he has been wearing his CatBib, we have seen no more animal or bird remains. It seems to have limited his predatory habits. So thanking you on behalf of our Feathered Friends for your lifesaving invention.

Jean – Wanneroo, Western Australia – May 2, 2007

NICHELS

CatBibHi! I love your product! Nickels was an avid bird catcher when he was young and I was so excited to find your product online. It’s been wonderful not having to see Nickels with a dead bird. It was no problem getting him to wear it. He doesn’t even notice it’s on anymore. I’ve attached a photo of Nickels on the back deck with his Catbib on. Thanks for such a great product!

Kristi and Nickels – Billerica, MA – April 23, 2007
This one CatBib has been saving birds for two years!

 

SPARKY

CatBibI love Cat Bibs! I’m a bird lover. And a cat lover. My cat Sparky is a birdkiller without compare. Cat Bibs have cut down his success rate by at least 95%. He came home one day with a note tied to his collar – my neighbor was concerned that his bells and bib would make him a target for the neighborhood coyotes – but he can run like the dickens, and gets up trees in seconds.
THANKS for a great product.

Jill – Port Townsend, WA – March 30, 2007

MARLEY

CatBibHello, just wanted to thank you for this simple and effective thing. Marley has not brought any birds home since wearing this, and doesn’t mind wearing it at all. I put the cat bib on a separate (additional) collar for ease of putting on and taking off and it works a treat. An additional bonus is that I can easily find him when I am looking for him in the garden now. Great all around.

Claudia – Western Australia – March 27, 2007

TIBER

CatBibThe catbib has been great!

No more birds or little animals coming into the house and Tiber our cat doesn’t mind wearing it at all!

Julie – Yarm, United Kingdom – March 26, 2007

CASSIE

CatBibI am attaching a photo of our cat, Cassie, with her Catbib on. She has always been a very determined and successful hunter when it comes to birds. I received the bib last week and she has not been able to kill a bird since She doesn’t even seem to notice she has the CatBib on.

I am very pleased with the results of this product.

Sincerely, Deborah – Dripping Springs, TX – March 20, 2007

CHILLI

CatBibI’ve had my cat, Chilli, for just over 2 years and even before she turned one, she got into the habit of catching birds. I searched and searched for something that would stop her killing them, and then I came across the catbib. I thought I’d give it a try, and when it arrived, I put it straight on Chilli. We’ve never seen her catch a bird ever again. It’s GREAT!

Ellie – Perth, WA, Australia – Feb. 11, 2007

The CatBib been working to stop Chilli from catching birds since July 2006!

Carbunkle

CatBibDear Cat Goods Folks, This statement testifies to the fact that a purple CatBib has worked marvelously for us and our cat, Carbunkle (funny name, but it fits). Here is a photo of Carbunkle at ease on our dining room table with her CatBib (don’t all cats like to lie on the daily newspaper, especially when you’re reading it). Carbunkle and our other cat Chamisa had both been bringing into the house at least one bird a week, sometimes more. We had tried cat bells on their collars hoping these would warn the birds. However, the bells were not enough. There is still an occasional bird that is brought in, but we think it is brought in by Chamisa since she doesn’t have a CatBib yet. Carbunkle hasn’t shown any signs of irritation or bother wearing her CatBib and she wears it full time as our cats have free reign of the house, yard and neighborhood, thanks to a dog/cat door, which they use to come and go as they please. We’ve seen Carbunkle climbing trees and walking on rooftops. We’ve noticed that her movements are indeed hampered, but she adapts by moving her paws around it and moves it aside or just under her when sleeping. She has adapted quite well to the purple bib and our friends all remark about the strange purple thing around her collar. The bib has lasted for several months now, which pleases our pocketbooks too. The best part of this story is that we feel that we are contributing to saving birds. Please send us a free turquoise bib for our other cat Chamisa so that we can complete our bird preservation effort. We were delighted to read of your research from your web site. Thanks for your fantastic service and being there when we needed you.

Linda and Bob – Albuquerque, New Mexico – January 28, 2007

KENNY

CatBibThis is Kenny , a 3 year old male who was catching 1-2 birds a day. A collar with 2 cat bells wasnt enough so I looked on the internet and found catbib. After wearing the bib for a few weeks I am convinced it works as I havent had to clean up any messes since fitting it. I recomend a catbib to any responsible cat owner who cares about preventing the damage your cat does to wildlife. Thanks catbib!

Shannon – Australia – January 25, 2007

OAKLEY

CatBibDear Cat Goods, Please find attached a picture of our cat Oakley with his catbib on. I was desperate to find a solution to our 6 year old cat catching pigeons in our backyard (that came to visit our parrot) every week. My husband who loves birds would be devastated everytime he found their bodies (and Oakley with feathers stuck in his collar!). So I did a google search and figured I had nothing to lose. The catbib has been fantastic – Oakley hasn’t caught a bird since and although he looked funny for the first couple of days trying to jump over the bib he’s now used to it – that was 4 months ago. I’d definitely recommend it – and its great that it is not expensive either. Good thinking Cat Goods!


Cathy – Cairns, Australia – January 16, 2007

TWO GOOD CATS

CatBibDear CatGoods, I used to give my cats 3 choices- they could be non-murderous indoor/outdoor cats, they could be indoor cats, or they could be shelter cats. Well, we all know you can’t reason with a cat, and while I never actually took one to the shelter because of bird killing, they would get placed under house arrest. I can’t bear the statistics of how much wildlife is killed by our domestic cats, and I can’t bear the suffering of the individual birds and small mammals harmed and killed. I tried everything- cat bells, multiple cat bells and shiny mylar on their collars. I saw your ad in a wildlife rehabilitation publication soon after a new cat snatched a goldfinch right out of a tree. The cats have a slight attitude about the bibs, I think they know what it is all about, but that gives me a happy little sense of power, something you rarely get with a cat. The important thing is that it works. I think it also helps to interfere with them catching small mammals. Thank you, CatGoods, for caring about the wildlife, and for caring about the cats.

Regards, Paula – National Opossum Society: Vice President, Orphan Care Committee – http://www.opossum.org – December 11, 2006

NONI

CatBibPlease find attached a picture of our six year old bird-slayer, Noni, donning her new cat bib – in Queensland maroon, of course. We were extremely concerned when, after moving house, Noni went on a murderous spree of reducing the honey-eating bird population – at its height three birds in an eight-day period. We were amazed to locate your product on the web, if not somewhat sceptical, but have been delighted with the results so far i.e. NO DEAD BIRDS. Happy birds; happy cat owners.

Kind regards,Wendy and Colin – Gold Coast, Australia – November 20, 2006

MITZI

CatBibAttached is a photo of my spayed 1-year old cat, Mitzi, wearing your wonderful catbib. Mitzi is quite the hunter, and was bringing me a bird almost every day this past summer. It was very depressing as I love birds. I googled “preventing cats from killing birds” a while ago and your site came up. I ordered her bib and we haven’t seen a bird (or a lizard, grasshopper or mouse) since! Thanks so much for this great product!

Jim and Leslie – Santa Fe, NM – November 2006

STUART

CatBibThis is Stuart, our (former) Mighty Hunter, on the prowl in the backyard. He hasn’t brought home a single bird since he started wearing his CatBib, though he still enjoys the chase. And he looks awfully cute racing around with his bib flying in the breeze.

Karen – Fort Collins, Colorado – October 28, 2006

KITTY BOO

CatBibHere is Kitty Boo, loungeing comfortably in her CatBib. We thought her brother Stuart was the only hunter in the house until the day she presented us with a big dove. She got her own CatBib (one of Stuart’s spare ones) right then and there, and since then has brought us only grasshoppers and beetles. Because she is ‘one petite’ kitty, I trimmed the bottom of her bib so she doesn’t trip on it.

Karen – Fort Collins, Colorado – October 28, 2006

TIGGI

CatBibI bought the catbib after becoming quite desperate over my cats ability to catch bird after bird after bird.. I wasn’t sure what to do and then I came across the catbib! It seemed a strange idea at first I must admit, but when I read the testimonials I was convinced it could help. I bought the teal bib and put it on as soon as it arrived not long after the order. My cat Tiggi isn’t very big so as I’d read some people had trimmed their bibs, I decided that was a good idea for me also. Tiggi isn’t particularly happy to be wearing the bib but it has definitely helped stop her from catching birds and she is still able to go outside and explore so I am very happy. Thanks a lot to the catbib inventors!

Shazia – Manchester, United Kingdom – October 11, 2006

HERSHEY

CatBibHi, I’m attaching a recent photo of my 11 year old cat, Hershey. Much to my dismay, my declawed Hershey discovered how to use the dog door last summer. He has been surviving just fine; too fine in fact. Even though he has no front claws, he has been able to catch several birds – and he brings them into the house through the dog door! I found it sickening to think that I was luring birds into my yard with bird feeders, bird baths and lots of bushes & trees, only to have my cat kill them. In desperation, I went on the internet and found this strange looking thing called a Cat Bib. I tried it, and from Day One, it has worked great! I have not had one bird killed by him and besides him having to get used to walking with the bib on, there have been no issues at all.

Susie – Arvada, Colorado September 19, 2006

JACK

CatBibJack displayed his killer instinct early in life and even after he was declawed he continued to kill birds. He is very appreciative of his “bib” as it allows him to go outdoors during the day. I am so impressed that I recommend it to all my clients who think declawing stops the killing. Thank you ever so much.

Rathdrum, Idaho Veterinarian – September 7, 2006

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STORM

CatBibThank you for our wonderful Cat Bib. Attached is a photo of my beautiful cat Sahara Mist Storm Raider, commonly known as STORM and what a Storm he is. The Cat Bib is great and he was absolutely fine with putting it on. He did a bit of a duck walk for a couple of days that was hilarious, then to run he was running (bouncing) like a rabbit. My friend and I cracked up laughing because the neighbours probably think I am a nutty woman that is dressing her cat up. But everyone that has seen it thinks it is an absolutely wonderful idea and my mother, who is an avid bird lover said that I should get the word out to more people in New Zealand. So certainly will be. Thanks again.

Dallas – Christchurch, New Zealand – September 5, 2006

Faro

CatBibMy name is Faro. I am a three-year-old gray domestic shorthair. Since I was born as a stray on the streets of Las Vegas, I have always had a strong taste for birds. Don’t be fooled by my small size — I was quite a hunter! But my adopted bird-loving parents got really mad at me for my hunting skills. It got so bad that they would not let me go outside. Then, my mom and dad discovered the CatBib on the Internet. I now proudly wear my CatBib whenever I go outside. Doesn’t the purple CatBib match my gray fur? Since I have been wearing my CatBib, I have not caught one bird! Now, all the birds are happy and like to visit the yard while I watch them. Thanks for saving so many innocent lives. PS — My brother Alex also enjoys his CatBib, too!

August 29, 2006 – Bird Lovers – Las Vegas, Nevada

Alex

CatBibMy name is Alex. I am a five-year-old orange tabby. A few years ago, I developed a taste for pigeons, sparrows, and assorted wild birds. Mmmm, they were so delicious! The trouble was — my adopted parents are avid bird lovers and they got really mad at me for hunting prey. It got so bad that they would not let me outside because I was killing one bird per day! Then, my mom and dad discovered the CatBib. I now proudly wear my CatBib whenever I go outside. Don’t you think I am the purrettiest cat in Las Vegas? Since I have had my CatBib, I have not caught one single bird! Now, the neighborhood birds are happy, my parents are happy, and best of all — I am a happy cat who loves to play in the yard. Thanks CatBib! PS — My brother Faro also enjoys his CatBib, too!

August 29, 2006 – Bird Lovers –Las Vegas, Nevada

Tango

CatBibWe were doubtful that your product would work, but we were tired of seeing our cats kill so many birds (up to 5 per week). We decided to try the CatBib. It has been more than a month and our cats (Tango and Fenster) haven�t caught a single bird. We are very pleased with the results the CatBib has given us. We would recommend this product to anyone who has a bird-killing cat. Thank you for helping us protect the birds in our area.

August 8, 2006 – Rick and Nina – El Paso, Texas

Alice

CatBibMy name is Alice and I’m wearing my “BirdBib”. At first I didn’t like it because it got in my way. Now, I am used to it and I actually play with it. However, it does not let me do the ONE thing I love to do….catch birds!

June 30, 2006 – Los Altos, California

Dusty

CatBibHello Folks I want to thank you for your wonderful “Catbib” which has been a life saver for both the birds and me. I had tried everything including putting 4 bells on my cat Dusty to stop him catching the birds in my neighbours garden. He used to scale a my six foot garden fence and head straight for her garden as soon as he was let out in the mornings Who could blame him here was a virtual smorgasbord just waiting for him each day. I searched the “Net” in desperation and found your Catbib and everything has changed. Dusty no longer brings home birds and seems to be quite happy wearing his Catbib. He can still climb trees and run around the garden. Thank you for a great product.

Lynette – Box Hill, Australia – May 8, 2006

Daisy

CatBibMy beautiful cat, Daisy, began her unfortunate bird killing ways shortly after I fell and broke my ankle. This was a real mess as I also have a dog and a doggie door and she would bring the birds in the house, some of them still alive. I was on crutches and unable to rescue the birds and was desperate to find a way to stop this activity on Daisy’s behalf. I went online and found your site and ordered a cat bib. Since wearing the cat bib I have had no problems and Daisy is able to go in and out and enjoy her time in the yard and has not brought in any more birds. Thank you so much for this wonderful product. I am attaching a picture of her proudly wearing her bib.

Janis – Palmdale, CA – May 5, 2006

Mariposa

CatBibOur black Russian X is the fastest cat we have ever had. That goes for her bird catching abilities as well. On average, she was killing 4 natives a week that we knew of. We tried bells, mirrors on the collar. None worked. When I saw the catbib on the web, my first impression was “She’ll look ridiculous” and didn’t proceed. But after another 5 dead natives, I had to try it. First thing I noticed that Mariposa didn’t seem to mind it all. And in the past 4 months, she has caught only one bird, which is minor miracle. She still climbs trees, fences and races all around the yard. When she sleeps, she appears to sling the bib over shoulder like a cape. I have no hesitation in recommending this catbib to anyone who wants to stop their cat from killing birds. By the way, it doesn’t stop her from catching rats, which is great.

Luke – Australia – April 22, 2006

Monty

CatBibDear Cat Goods, Here is a photo of Monty, our cat, wearing his CatBib. He is a 1 to 2 birds a day killer, but since wearing this great bib we have noticed no dead birds around our place. He is a bad wanderer and full of mischief as you can see by the dirt and hole in his bib — We could really do with a spare.

From the Bott Family – Wantirna, Victoria, Australia – 3-20-06

Taka

CatBibThis is our lovable 3 year-old queen, Taka. I was devastated when she started bringing dead birds last spring. She would put them near the front door or the door by the deck. I am a bird lover so I had put up a couple of bird feeders around the house. I put bells around her (up to 4 bells!) to no avail. I was ready to give her away but my boys won’t let me. I went to the different pet stores in Seattle. Their advice was either to not let her out the house (that drove her crazy!) or they said that it’s natural for cats to catch birds. I finally googled the web and lo and behold! I found this website selling bibs. I was skeptical at first but I was desperate. So I finally bought a blue one for Taka. You can see how lovely she looks in the picture. Since then, I haven’t seen her with a bird anymore. Thanks for CatBib! The birds and I are eternally grateful to you.

Felice – Seattle, WA – April 4, 2006

Smartie

CatBibThank you for sending the CatBib to Edinburgh, Scotland which arrived within one week of ordering. Our cat, Smartie, looks really peculiar when she walks with it but this does not stop her climbing trees. We no longer receive presents of birds into the house, which means our children are not upset by feathers and dead birds when they arrive home from school. We will tell all our cat and bird-loving friends about the CatBib.

Best wishes from Scotland. James – Edinburgh, Scotland – March 20, 2006

Froedo

CatBibHello from Australia! Since Froedo has been wearing her CatBib we’ve had no evidence of birds or small possums (Australian natives) being caught and/or killed. We’re all extremely happy because before CatBib we were having to consider re-locating Froedo to another home that isn’t in a forest.Thank you!

Brandon – Melbourne, Australia – March 19, 2006

Magic

CatBibThis is Magic. He came to our home as a kitten on Halloween 2004 and we took him in. He was a lean mean killing machine. . .at least two birds a day. Since the CatBib, he has caught one ground bird but we were able to catch and release. No others have been caught since then. I highly recommend the CatBib!

Cheryl & Chris -Eugene, Oregon – March 9, 2006

Sophie

CatBibThis, is Sophie. There were days that she would bring home five to six dead mice and birds…we needed a way to stop her from killing them, our neighbors had complained that they kept finding dead birds in their yards. We did a search for a way to stop cats from killing birds and since Sophie started wearing her bib she hasn’t caught one bird or mouse. Thanks CatBib!

Alex — Denver, CO — February 18, 2006

Cinder

CatBibHere is my cat Cinder, what upset me most was the fact that cinder did not kill the birds out right, but brought them in the house to play with (torture!) as a result, I would find an injured or dead bird, with masses of feathers all over the place. I searched the net, and found your product, the neighbours laughed at first, and said I was mean, but when I explained, it was the bib or dead or injured birds, they agreed and interested. She doesn’t mind, she’s not thrilled, but takes it as part of the routine for going outside the house, a bit like putting a lead on a dog.

Chris – Wigan – England – February 11, 2006

Mocha

CatBibMocha was found as an abandoned newborn in a North Dakota barn and grew up fearless of humans and other creatures. We adopted Mocha as a kitten, and she snagged our two boy cats’ hearts immediately, this ten pound girlcat whumping the 20 pound Jet every time they wrestle. Her tail had to be amputated. Now, two years old, extremely athletic, she has become a master bird killer, and something had to be done. Bells didn’t work. We searched the internet, found your cat bibs, and decided to try them out. Jet lost his new red cat bib and collar, so we need another one to protect the birds from him. Thank you for finding something to protect the birds from these cat hunters!

Reggie – Belmont, CA – February 7, 2006

Kira

CatBibCan you believe I used to call this beautiful girl Kira the Killer Kween!! I have seen her leap 4 feet into the air and catch a bird in flight! She used to be a clean and efficient killer. Since purchasing CatBib I have only seen evidence of one bird kill in my yard and I am pretty convinced it wasn’t her. She never even bothered with the ‘bib’ from the moment I put it on. Amazing. Thank you for this great invention.

Marion – Victoria, BC – February 2, 2006

Bonnie

CatBibWhen Misty, the cat I had with me for 20 years died, it took me some time before I got another cat. I already had Dusty, who used to be a feral cat, and is now a loving house-cat, with no interest in birds. She had always been the No 2 cat with Misty around, and now she was the No 1 cat, but what was the use of being the No 1 cat if there was no No 2 cat. So eventually I started to look for a companion for Dusty. The local Animal Aid had a traumatised 6 month old female tabby, who was all curled up and barely lifted her head. So I brought her home expecting to be doing some serious rehab with her. Not so, within a few days she had bonded with Dusty, and within a week or so she had worked out how to use the cat door. And she was off – hunting birds. She even brought home a bird before breakfast once.

I live in a beautiful forested area, and my neighbours in the block of units where I live all feed the birds. I tried mirrors, crystals, even an electronic high frequency zapper if she got too close to where the birds were. Nothing worked. Then I found your bib, and that was it. She was still out there hunting and stalking, but not catching anything. And she has never caught a bird since.

Bonnie still loves hiding, watching, and stalking, but she knows that her catching days are over. She now spends more time playing with Dusty, which is great. Many thanks for your wonderful contribution to life on this planet.

Melvyn – Victoria, Australia – January 19, 2006

Ada

CatBibDear Folks @ Cat Goods, Inc. Our yard is registered as a ‘Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary’ although lately I’ve been calling it Ada’s wild game park. he day I ordered a CatBib, I nearly stepped on a dead Goldfinch on the doormat as I went out to rescue a Song Sparrow from Ada’s mouth (the Song Sparrow survived). Now that she wears a CatBib our yard again resembles a sanctuary. Thank you.

Robin – Seattle, WA – January 1, 2006

Cha Cha

CatBibHi, We recently ordered a catbib from you for our cat Cha Cha and are very pleased to report that it has worked wonderfully, to the point that the moment he went outside without it (our mistake one day) he caught a bird again ! Whenever he has it on, he does not get birds, period. He never goes outside without it any more and wearing it does not phase him. We did notice some other advantages that suprised us a lot. He has become more interested in his normal food again and is not as fussy as he was when he was catching a bird on average every day. He has also become a “sook” again and more interested in “hanging out” with us instead of spending hours away from our home trying to get birds and causing problems with our neighbours. We may not be able to take away his instinct to catch a bird however the catbib has certainly allowed us to take away the possibility of him actually catching one. Thank you very much for the bib, our old cat is now back and although his image maybe shattered and the neighbours may laugh at his new attire, it is certainly better than hearing diplomatically through our neighbours that Cha Cha has left a pile of feathers in someone elses yard !

The Miller Family – NSW, Australia – 12-31-05

Purna

CatBibDear Cat Goods,
Thank you so much for this wonderful product. Purna may look innocent in this photo, but she was on the one-a-day prescription pre-bib. It was horrible. She’s had a few encounters with injured birds post-bib, but overall not too bad at all. And, it almost seems as if she enjoys the bib – it makes her feel special. She waits at the cat door for me to put it on in the morning. Amazing product!

Sarah – Eugene, Oregon – 12-20-05

Oscar

CatBibI am enclosing a picture of Oscar, wearing his cat bib. My husband was very skeptical but it has worked very well. No more beautiful dead birds on the porch. My neighbors all ask me what Oscar is wearing, they think it’s a bib. I also wanted to add that last year Oscar lost his collar and cat bib. I searched the front and back yard but could not find it. Then several months later, there it was by the bird feeder. My theory is, that all the woodland creatures brought it in the yard for me to see. What other explanation could there be??

Joann – Rockford, IL – November 15, 2005

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