I 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
Just 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
I 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
Here 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
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
I 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
This 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
This 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
I 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 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
I 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