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
This 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
To 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
Hi, 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
Dear 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
Dear 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
Back 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
I 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
My 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
Hello, 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
I 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