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Make a Parrot Suit or Diaper for your feathery pal.

So, I know there are a lot of people out there who can get there hands on many pet product including a decent bird suit. Where i live i had the same problem, so I set out to make a bird suit,through trial and error i found a design thats easy to make and comfortable for your bird.I made one for my Alexandrian parrot Zuzu.You can make one for any bird.

WARNING: DO NOT USE ON ANYTHING SMALLER THAN A COCKATIEL, THIS MEAN PARAKEETS, FINCHEs OR CANARIES.

Note : this design is for diaper purposes ,and doesn't cover most of the chest, for costume purposes I will post one that covers more of the chest area, so please be patient.

To make one you'll need:
1) Soft, light, cotton cloth ( about a foot by 4-5 inches )
2) Thin -medium thickness elastic (about 4 inches)
3) Paper
4) A pair of snap pins or velcro ( not for anything smaller than a amazon)
5) A pen
6)A sewing machine
 
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Step 1: Measuring


First , take a notebook or staple two pices of paper together. Take your bird and place him on the paper, he's got to be very tame to do this. Take a pen and draw a brief outline starting from his shoulder to the base of his tail, and repeat on the other side.You should have a open part for the front, draw a straight line connecting both ends of the line adding an inch to length. So if your outline is 5inches long, you should close the lines at 6 inches. Now cut out the shapes and CAREFULLY hold your bird as i did in the pic and see if it needs to be adjusted. Trim off any edges that seem to be unnecessary ,but remember to keep the diaper large enough for your bird to be comfortable.Do the same for the front piece. Next is easy , cut a long strip of cloth about 8 inches and cut it in half. Place the halves on you birds shoulders and mark where they can hold the pieces you cut snugly. Keep one end at the shoulder and mark where the other end should be cut.Keep all these pieces together

.Finally the easiest step, take the elastic and very lightly wrap it around you parrot's tail's base. Just above the preen gland or about an 1 1/2 inch from the base.Remember this is for birds the size of an Alexandrian, for other birds ,you will have to measure from scratch.
Xenobia3 years ago
Great instructable! Where would you suggest adding a leash like the commercial flightsuits to this design to prevent a bird flying away?
fonzuzu (author)  Xenobia2 years ago
Well it depends how active your bird is mine kept chewing it and 'twas uncomfortable I guess maybe a calmer bird could but just as long as it couldn't get tangled or choke on it you know nice suggestion I'll post another easier design soon:)