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Large CatBib

(26 customer reviews)

$11.95

The Large sized CatBib is intended for more aggressive bird killing cats, not the size of the cat.

It is designed with easy care in mind. It’s made of thin neoprene, backed on both sides with nylon. The material keeps it’s shape, is durable and color fast. It never gets sopping wet. If it gets dirty, just wipe it off with a damp cloth or throw it in the washing machine. Hang to dry.

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For those cats that defeat the small CatBib, there is the larger (squarish) CatBib to try. Please note, the size you should buy is based on your cat’s aggressiveness NOT the size of your cat. For further discussion and photos go to “CatBib Sizes” page.

The Large CatBib is attached to the cat’s collar and hangs loosely over the cat’s chest.  It works by gently interfering with the precise timing, and coordination a cat needs for successful bird catching. A simple principle of coming between the cat and the bird just at the last moment. It defeats all the cat’s stealth and cunning at exactly the moment it’s needed. It doesn’t interfere with any of your cat’s other activities. The CatBib ONLY affects your cat’s ability to catch birds. A cat wearing a CatBib can run, jump, climb trees, eat, sleep, scratch and groom. If you want to prevent your cat from catching birds, use the CatBib. It’s part of being a responsible pet owner to control your pet and to love it dearly.

Care: The CatBib was designed with easy care in mind. It’s made of thin neoprene, backed on both sides with nylon. The material keeps it’s shape, is durable and color fast. It never gets sopping wet. If it gets dirty, just wipe it off with a damp cloth or throw it in the washing machine. Hang to dry.

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Color

Purrple, Royal Blue, True Blue, Turquoise

26 reviews for Large CatBib

  1. Tami Froelich

    We tried the colorful “clown collars” to deter our huntress from catching birds but she learned how to wriggle out of them and had even caught a bird with one on. Since this collar impedes her leaping motion (catching birds in mid-air), she has not caught a single bird with it on. Don’t think it would deter her from being able to catch mice, but that isn’t what we were looking for…

  2. Melissa Klingler

    Bought this for my primarily outdoor cat. It’s fantastic!!! No more birds dead but still able to catch mice. It took a couple of days for my cat to get used to it, but after that no problem. My Cat wears hers solid in the spring and summer months as she is in and out constantly-again no problem sleeping in it, it just sits off to the side. My only recommendation is to get an extra one because eventually it will get lost. So many birds saved!!!!

  3. eelnosaj

    We’ve had great success with the bib so far! Yesterday I woke up late and didn’t get it on before it got light outside and sure enough, my fat kitty Paco brought in a poor little Junco. As far as I know, he hasn’t managed to catch anything while wearing the bib. His coordination is impaired just enough that the bird has an extra millisecond to get away.

    I was surprised at how quickly he adapted to wearing the bib. It was super awkward at first but within an hour he was back to normal, jumping up on the deck railings and whatnot. I bought two, because the winters in the PNW are so rainy and muddy and I wanted to be able to change them out. They stay pretty clean, though, and I’ve only had to change it out once because it got a bit too wet.

    I like that daily activities (other than hunting) are not impaired. With the Birdsbesafe collars the cats would have a harder time grooming themselves and would sometimes come in with the cloth saturated. The bib stays quite dry and clean, and the velcro is extremely sturdy. In order to extend the life of the velcro, we leave the bib on the collar and just take the collar off or slide the bib off of the collar instead of messing with the velcro every time. Also, if you notice your cat getting a bit too agile, you can move the velcro slightly to adjust the length of the bib.

    We went ahead and got the collars that are sold by Catgoods and haven’t lost one yet. They are sturdy and I like that they are reflective, as well. The random breakaway collars that we used with the Birdsbesafe would frequently come off and we’d have to hunt (ha!) for them in the yard. Our brawler Nacho has even kept his on since we got it several weeks ago, which is impressive.

    For some reason, I didn’t realize that you could order these via Amazon and instead purchased via the website. I had a few technical issues and the seller responded very quickly and was very helpful. I was very impressed with the prompt and personal customer service!

    As a wildlife rehabber, I was appalled that one of my cats was killing birds. We need a door for our dog to go outside and we tried everything we could to keep the cats from getting out including using a microchipped door and shock collars for the cats. The little stinkers were still able to get out, even going underneath the dog to bypass our efforts. As you can see, we’ve gone to great lengths to protect our bird friends and these bibs have been the most effective thing yet!

  4. Ally

    Works great, been using for about 1 week, it took 1 day to get my cat use to wearing it, she doesn’t seem to mind it and it doesn’t hold her back from enjoying outside.. and it works, no birds have been harmed this week. definitely worth a try!!

  5. customer

    Good product at reasonable price.

  6. innoho

    This bib works great!
    I have not found any dead song birds anywhere.
    The bib does not prevent Kitty from running or jumping, it only prevents her from using her arms to grab at the birds
    I have a video of magpies who are so clever they have figured out Kitty is now truly hobbled so they just torment her.

  7. Barbara Wadlinger

    I’ve been using these for years and they really do work. Cats will still kill mice, etc. but at least it does indeed save birds.

  8. Patti Brown

    This thing really works! My young male cat was a very aggressive hunter until I put this cat bib on him. He will catch a bird or squirrel maybe once every few months or so compared to several every week or even a day!! I am so relieved he isn’t out on our property killing precious animals any more. Well, rarely.

  9. Dragonfly

    Amazing product!! If you have a cat that kills animals and birds, Buy This It Works. It’s looks kinda silly and it took a day for my cat to get use to. But my cat has gone from killing 2-3 small animals/birds a day to 0 killed each day. It’s a simple product that works perfectly. And now I can feed my birds again without my cat eating them.

  10. MamaBear

    Love cats; hate the way they kill birds and lizards, so we decided to try a “small” bib on our runty killing machine, and a large on our older-bigger deathtrap. We anticipated fighting, hissing, scratching, and bib-shredding, but both cats accepted them immediately. Bonus that the bibs not only save birds, but provide endless humor as we watch the cats attempt to maintain their dignity while walking around in what looks like a cross between a double-wide 70s necktie and a baby-bib! They’re super easy to rinse and hang dry, which you’ll need to do for sure because of… you know… what the cat dragged in (but at least it’s just dirt, and not something that was formerly alive)!

  11. judy b

    Thank goodness! My cat was about to become an indoor cat only because I could not take him hurting any animals. I had a small bib at first and he managed to get around that but I got the large one that was wide and it did the job. He can still jump on the counter, climb trees do whatever he wants but he cannot kill anything. When he comes in in the evening I take it off of him and I put it on him first thing in the morning, it’s winter so that’s what I’m doing right now, when it’s summer I will probably have to put it on him at night and take it off of him in the morning. Very very happy with this purchase

  12. Meir Horowitz

    We have a very athletic young cat that had been feasting on the birds in our yard. When we first tried the bid , he came back almost immediately without it. The velcro did not hold and he easily got it off his neck. By stitching the velcro to the bid we were able to keep it in on him.
    As of today, he had been wearing it regularly for a few weeks and there are no signs of any “causualties’. It does not seem to hamper anything except his bird catching skills! And he wears it gladly knowing that it means he is going outside.

  13. J. Willis Mitchell

    This bib saves birds. Make sure it’s used with a breakaway collar, Every once in a while my cat returns home from roaming our 2.5 acres without it and I find it later where he caught it on a shrub and where he twisted out of it.

  14. J. Christo

    A neighbor abandoned a kitty when they moved, so shes been in our yard (and inside at night) for a year. This summer she developed a habit of killing birds and was killing almost 2 a week! We love our feathered friends so I looked into this Cat Bib and man let me tell you: she’s had this bib for over a month and 0 bird killings!!! It prevents her from grabbing the birds with her front paws. Its also soft and lightweight, and doesn’t get in the way of her walking, eating, drinking or cleaning herself. We take it off at night. It’s on a breakaway collar so she can get free in case it got stuck on something. It’s easy to clean too, I’ve washed it by hand every 10 days or so if she gets it wet or dirty. This bib truly is amazing.

  15. Katie C.

    Love Ramsey our newly adopted cat. Hated that when we started letting him out into our yard he started killing our birds, once three in a day. We limited him to chaperoned visits outside while we researched methods to stop the carnage. Multiple bells didn’t work – Ramsey learned how to move so they wouldn’t make a sound – until it was too late for the victim. We ordered the bib and initially thought it was a failure – he caught a bird the first time he wore it outside. After adjusting the length so it hit just above the ground the problem resolved. It has now been almost two weeks and Ramsey has only caught one bird since!

    The bib is super light. After a few baleful glances when we started requiring he wear it he now doesn’t mind at all. He looks rather amusing but he doesn’t know that. : ) We keep it by the door, put it on when he wants to go outside, then remove it when he comes back in – super easy to do with the velcro closure. He can climb while wearing it without any problem. We haven’t had any problem with losing the bib as others have, but Ramsey sticks pretty close to home. Truly a great invention and well worth the price.

  16. John Lilley

    We have a cat that LOVES to be outside in the summer. Unfortunately he is also a bird-killer. What to do? This solves the problem nicely. He can roam around and it somehow keeps him from killing the little birdies that frequent our feeder.

  17. CdA Tim

    I didn’t believe it at first, but this simple idea really works. Our outdoor cat was bringing home birds constantly, and it looked like a bird graveyard with half eaten birds. It was breaking my heart as I love to feed the birds. We tried other deterrents like bells and those bright colored fabric ruffs, but they didn’t do the trick. At first, I thought our cat would be so uncomfortable in the CatBib. But after giving it a go, our cat has adjusted quite well after a few days. He now looks forward to it as it means a trip outdoors and doesn’t seem to mind it a bit. He can run, jump, play, eat, sleep without a problem. We take it off of him in the evening (while indoors) and put it on just before going outside in the morning. Not a single bird kill so far… keeping our fingers crossed. One thing to note; the bib did seem to fall off easily with our original breakaway collar, so we ended up putting our name and number on the back of the CatBib in black sharpie. This has worked to get it returned from neighbors. Now, we’ve resorted to the elastic collar recommended by the manufacture which seems to be the best option. This make it so the bib doesn’t fall off easily but is still safe for the cat. Also, the bib does get pretty dirty, but is easy to clean with some warm water and soap.
    If you have this problem with your cat catching birds or other critters, please give the CatBib a try. The birds will thank you. Thank you for making a great product!

  18. cynthia ziebell

    I’ve tried other cat collars – like those with bells, sparklies, and the poufy multicolored one- they simply didn’t work with my cat. I hesitated getting the Bib collar because I thought it could be cruel and would impede my cat’s movement too much ——but it does not. Surprisingly he still climbs trees with this collar on! And he sits still to let me put it on him…doesn’t bother him at all. He still likes to go outside, just can’t kill things anymore.

  19. VitaminD

    Love my cats, love the birds. Love that they can co-habitate outside safely. Discovered this Audubon reviewed product years ago and used it with satisfaction. Recently ordered another bib because of nearby wren nest and a VERY interested cat. Didn’t know that the bib has been improved so that there is another “square” shape that really helps foil the most determined cat. And, the Velcro tab has been improved so it doesn’t come off. in the past, my cat could manage to strip off his beastie band and leave the bib behind. I now attach the bib to a Seresto flea/tick collar that he wears. The Velcro strip is wider and deeper and adheres better to the flea collar.
    The square shape has a tendency to get somewhat lopsided, but it is wide enough that it still gets the job done.

  20. plinky

    I like this invention. It is light and my cat will hold very still when I put it on or take it off. He almost wears it with pride! It took a little bit for him to get use to it but not to long. He doesn’t mind it at all. He is very active so I will be purchasing a new one when all the life of this one is gone . With all his activity it has taken a beating but still doing the job. I am so relieved now that I’m even thinking of purchasing a bird bath and feel safe about it.

  21. JC

    One of our kitties is Mrs Murder Britches without this bib. We couldn’t stand her killing birds and the large bib has completely stopped her (the small bib was less effective for her). She still has a great quality of life; runs, climb trees and kills rodents but the birds are now safe!

  22. John Lilley

    We have a cat that LOVES to be outside in the summer. Unfortunately he is also a bird-killer. What to do? This solves the problem nicely. He can roam around and it somehow keeps him from killing the little birdies that frequent our feeder. The only problem is that he occasionally loses them and I need to buy more.

  23. CdA Tim

    I didn’t believe it at first, but this simple idea really works. Our outdoor cat was bringing home birds constantly, and it looked like a bird graveyard with half eaten birds. It was breaking my heart as I love to feed the birds. We tried other deterrents like bells and those bright colored fabric ruffs, but they didn’t do the trick. At first, I thought our cat would be so uncomfortable in the CatBib. But after giving it a go, our cat has adjusted quite well after a few days. He now looks forward to it as it means a trip outdoors and doesn’t seem to mind it a bit. He can run, jump, play, eat, sleep without a problem. We take it off of him in the evening (while indoors) and put it on just before going outside in the morning. Not a single bird kill so far… keeping our fingers crossed. One thing to note; the bib did seem to fall off easily with our original breakaway collar, so we ended up putting our name and number on the back of the CatBib in black sharpie. This has worked to get it returned from neighbors. Now, we’ve resorted to the elastic collar recommended by the manufacture which seems to be the best option. This make it so the bib doesn’t fall off easily but is still safe for the cat. Also, the bib does get pretty dirty, but is easy to clean with some warm water and soap.
    If you have this problem with your cat catching birds or other critters, please give the CatBib a try. The birds will thank you. Thank you for making a great product!

  24. Dave Bell – from Amazon

    This is the third catbib i have purchased, not because they do not last but because I place them at all the outside doors so I can quickly bib up Spot our killer cat whenever he wants out. I have not seen him catch a bird (or anything else for that matter) since we have been using the bibs. I love them, love that Spot can go out and not harm all the creatures that we enjoying watching in our yard. Spot can navigate stairs and run with his catbib on, he just cannot get his paws up in time to catch a bird, or probably get them to reach out in enough time to catch something on the ground.

    Plus, it is a great conversation starter! We have people stop their cars on the street and ask us ” What IS that on your cat?” That becomes a teachable moment and EVERYONE I have talked to about this product loves the idea. If you have an Indoor/outdoor cat I highly recommend this product. You will feel better about letting your cat out, your bird loving neighbors will appreciate it, and who knows, you may meet and make friends because of it :)

  25. Christine Potter – Bloomington, IN

    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.

  26. Tai Moses – Oakland, CA

    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.

    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.

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