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Old 11-18-2018, 10:15 PM
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I have a medium sized Avitor harness that I got from one of our fine members quiet sometime ago for Jonesy the 'too but he never got a chance to wear it ;-(
It's too large for BB and too small for Amy so I'd gladly trade it for one suitable Amazon toy and one suitable Cockatiel toy to anyone interested.
the previous owner never used it either. comes with leash and instructional dvd


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Old 11-19-2018, 01:49 AM
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Re: avitor harness

Being in Canada it would probably cost us too much to ship things to each other, but I am curious to ask you about the size of your harness. You said it's too small for Amy who is a BFA, right? May I ask you how much Amy weighs? I also have a BFA, and I am considering getting one of these for him, but was trying to figure out the size I should get. It says small for a BFA on their fitting guide, but you are saying the medium is too small for Amy! I'm confused as to which size I should go for.
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Old 11-19-2018, 02:57 AM
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Re: avitor harness

The size is linked to the weight of the bird (there is a sizechart on their website).


I contacted them once about Sunny -who was 1000 grams at that time (just came to live here); so exactly in between sizes (the L and XL) and they told me: for comfort and training: go larger, if already used to aviator and comfortable with it and you want the extra-extra security-try the smaller option.
I went with "comfy" (because with her busted wings it is unlikely she will ever fly at all, so they are more a safetybelt anyway) and *she* went to gain 1/4 kilo extra weight by getting more active and building muscles!


So if your bird is not flighted yet... do not forget about the extra muscle-weight they will put on!
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:05 AM
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Re: avitor harness

Quote: Originally Posted by Kalel View Post
Being in Canada it would probably cost us too much to ship things to each other, but I am curious to ask you about the size of your harness. You said it's too small for Amy who is a BFA, right? May I ask you how much Amy weighs? I also have a BFA, and I am considering getting one of these for him, but was trying to figure out the size I should get. It says small for a BFA on their fitting guide, but you are saying the medium is too small for Amy! I'm confused as to which size I should go for.
Last weigh-in at his CAV he weighed 548g's Waayyyyy too big! His "normal"weight is between 484 and 505. He has been on a diet since he was also discovered to have heart issues ( a partially blocked artery!) I just ordered a scale yesterday from Amazon to keep a digalant record for him and BB. During our shower yesterday he felt "lighter"

The harness is marked "Medium". The previous owner got it for his large 'too.

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Jonesy, a cute Goffin 'too
that had to be rehomed :-(

And a Grey 'teil, BB...a.k.a. The Beebs
that was 18 weeks old 5/20/2016,






Rest in peace,my precious Smokey..4/2015 at 28 years young
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:42 AM
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Re: avitor harness

I was convinced mine had lost weight and it turned out she had actually gained weight. I was very shocked, so I think a scale is your best bet. Also, remember that a full crop is going to add a significant amount of weight onto such a light creature...as will un-passed poop lol.


Also- I really wish I had gone up a size when buying mine. The harness has to touch the sides of my Too's face (like a turtleneck) and she DOES NOT like that. I have read that other people have had better luck using a slightly larger harness when training etc.
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:34 AM
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Re: avitor harness

Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaNL View Post
The size is linked to the weight of the bird (there is a sizechart on their website).


I contacted them once about Sunny -who was 1000 grams at that time (just came to live here); so exactly in between sizes (the L and XL) and they told me: for comfort and training: go larger, if already used to aviator and comfortable with it and you want the extra-extra security-try the smaller option.
I went with "comfy" (because with her busted wings it is unlikely she will ever fly at all, so they are more a safetybelt anyway) and *she* went to gain 1/4 kilo extra weight by getting more active and building muscles!


So if your bird is not flighted yet... do not forget about the extra muscle-weight they will put on!
Yes, I saw the size chart with the weights. I just felt that a small may be too small for my BFA who would fall in the small category. I feel like medium may be more suitable, but according to the charts he's too small for a medium. Oh well. Not sure which one I'll end up getting. Thanks everyone for your input.
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Old 11-20-2018, 07:21 AM
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Re: avitor harness

I think the head hole is the most important part really..the rest is pretty adjustable (unless I am overlooking something).
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