It killed my bird and other peoples too. Best advertised, worst harness, world wide. - Dr Alicia Manolas - 20/04/2018
The slider can be chewed off, birds have escaped these due to that, removing the slider and shrugging out of the neck diamond, and its very rapid. Birds have choked to death on them, birds can bite through the elastic line with ease, and even a lorikeet can undo the metal clamp holding nylon strap to thin elastic leash, so birds escape while wearing it and trailing a strapline and have been found dead all tangled in trees months later from their escape, and for those who escape 'successfully' the survival rate of a pet parrot in the wild is below abysmal. The diamond that goes over the head is a close fit and birds have been known to panic and struggle, get a claw lodged in under it by their neck, and then snap their own neck. That happened to my Rainbow Lorikeet in Australia. These harnesses are great for poultry, corvids, pigeons, bantams and other pointy beaked birds. These are NOT SUITABLE FOR PARROTS despite the brilliant corporate advertising. I am a professional Avian Behaviourist tamer, trainer and educator and have worked with parrots professionally around the UK and EU while living in Glasgow for many years, and in the USA, CANADA and Australia, while living in Australia for many years, and I have seen more death pics and harness caused death evidence, from the Aviator brand, than from every other tiny company of harness makers anywhere in the world. I have never been responded to when Ive written to them multiple times, but they are busy having totally cornered the market on Avian harnesses with their admittedly brilliant marketing. They cave successfully saturated the pet parrot empowerment revolution of bettering the life of your feathered friend, and enjoying them all over again as you take them out in public and see folk go gaga over them! However, great PR Advertising doesnt guarantee the product is great for you, in anything, as you know! With these harnesses, please take the word of both a bereaved parront and a professional working in the field speaking for all those dead dead parrots, and goodness only knows how many more I never heard of or came across of was hired to teach a family of so their new feather baby didnt die the same way. Just remember Aviator = Pointy beaks only! NOT PARROT SAFE. Contact me on Facebook via pm if you have birdy questions or exotic animal behavioural issues, or need help finding an Avian Behaviourist nearbyou to come and give you an environmental assessment on your fids set up, keeping safety and lifestyle, to see what if anything, there is that you can do to improve their lives within your means. Feather Hugs from Australia, from my flock, sanctuary, and I!