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Please read this listing in its entirety before making any purchases. I cannot be responsible for those who do not read this listing thoroughly. Please be informed that these items are HAND-MADE and are not created until ordered. If you are unable to wait patiently for your item to be created, or do not want to read this entire listing, please do not order.
This listing is for a Diaper Harness. Please see sizing chart below to determine what size is best for your pet! Please find your breed under this list to find the correct size. I do NOT accept any returns on handmade items so please double check what size you'd like before placing your order. If you are unsure of what size your pet will need, simply send me a message with your pet's BREED, AGE, and GENDER and I will determine it for you. If you are unsure of your pets breed, age, and/or gender you will need to provide a description, weight, and measurements.
Sizing for PartyFowl Diaper Harnesses:
Sizing is determined by breed and weight of your pet. If your pet is a cross-breed, your pet has any deformities or disabilities that may influence the size of the harness, or if you are unsure which size to purchase for your fowl, please send me a message with as much information about your fowl as possible including (if known) breed, gender, and age BEFORE ORDERING.
PartyFowl Diaper Harnesses start fitting most fowl between 6-8 weeks old (Sometimes a little later for 2XL and 3XL sized poultry). An adult sized harness can be made before your pet is done growing as long as the breed is known.
Size XS will fit the following fowl: Wood ducks, Small-sized Call ducks, Ringed Teals, Mandarin ducks, Seramas, and all Bantam weight duck and chicken breeds weighing less than 2 pounds (or less than 32 ounces).
Size S will fit the following fowl: Mallards, Larger Call ducks, Australian Spotteds, Mini Silver Appleyards, and Black East Indies. This size will fit ducks and chickens between 2-2.9 pounds.
Size M will fit the following fowl: Duck breeds- Abacot Ranger, Bali, Buff Orpington, Hook Bill, Indian Runner, Khaki Campbell, Magpie, Welsh Harlequin. Chicken breeds- Australorpe, Leghorn, Polish. This Size will fit ducks and chickens between 3-4.5 pounds.
Size M PLUS will fit the following fowl: Duck breeds- Ancona, Cayuga, Golden Hybird, Golden Cascade, Show Quality Indian Runners, Swedish, smaller Rouens, and White Crested. Chicken breeds- Amerucana, Ancona, Barnevelder, Naked Neck, New Hampshire Red, Rhode Island, Welsummer, and Wyandotte. This Size will fit ducks and chickens between 4.6-5.9 pounds.
Size L will fit the following fowl: Duck breeds- Pekin, Larger Rouens, Smaller Aylesbury, Saxony, Silver Appleyard. Goose Breeds- Bar Head, Smaller Canada. Chicken Breeds- Brahma, Cochin, Faverolle, Marin, Cornish, Orpington, Plymouth Rock, and Sussex. This Size will fit ducks and chickens between 6-7.9 pounds.
Size L PLUS will fit the following fowl: Duck breeds- Aylesbury, most female Moscovy, Jumbo Pekin, larger Rouen, Chicken breeds- Jersey Giant. Geese breeds- Smaller Chinese, smaller Cotton Patch, smaller Roman, smaller Sebastopol, smaller Shetland. This size will also fit poultry between 8-9.9 pounds.
Size XL will fit the following fowl: Duck breeds- Male Muscovy. Geese breeds- Chinese, Cotton Patch, Pilgrim, Pomeranian, Roman, Sebastopol, Shetland. this size will fit poultry between 10-14.9lbs.
Size 2XL will fit the following fowl: Geese breeds- American Buff, African. This size will also fit poultry between 15-19.9 pounds.
Size 3XL will fit the following fowl: Geese breeds- Emden, Toulouse, Tula. This size will also fit poultry 20 pounds and up.
Poultry cannot be "potty trained" like other indoor pets due to their unique anatomy. They lack a particular muscle that allows animals like dogs and cats to "hold it". In order to enjoy a pet duck, goose, or chicken inside the home, the fowl needs to be diapered to prevent a mess on the floor.
A PartyFowl Diaper Harness is essentially a "suit" that stretches, can get wet, and can be easily washed. The harness loops around the fowl's neck and body. It uses buckles and adjustable straps to ensure a good fit. The the straps connect to a pouch that sits directly under the cloaca (or vent). The pouch is big enough to hold half a disposable baby diaper to absorb any liquids and to catch any solids. The pouch is accessible to change baby diaper without taking off the entire harness. When you purchase a harness, it will include a couple baby diapers cut in half to fit your harness. You can make your own disposable baby diaper inserts by cutting the appropriate size in half. The instructions included with your harness purchase will also tell you which baby diaper size to use in the future.
Your pet's diaper changing needs will depend on what species of pet you own, and if your pet is eating an drinking. Fowl that are eating and drinking will need to be changed more often. It is recommended you change your pet's disposable diaper insert at least every 2 hours if your pet is eating and drinking, and every 4 hours if your pet is not consuming food or water. While the design of PartFowl harnesses typically keeps waste away from your pet's bottom, it is recommended you keep unscented baby wipes available when changing your pet just in case there is any mess left of the feathers. It is important to keep your pet's bottom clean and dry to prevent health problems.
Special Features of PartyFowl Diaper Harnesses:
-Open Tail Design
PartyFowl Diaper harnesses consist of a back strap, belly straps, and a pouch. The pouch is designed to sit below the cloaca, allowing the tail feathers to stick out the top, or be tucked into the pouch. This design allows for a better fit for fowl with usual or large tail feathers. The open tail design helps keep waste off the feathers near the cloaca. This open design also allows female fowl to lay eggs comfortably while wearing a diaper harness.
both the back strap and the belly straps of PartyFowl Diaper Harnesses are adjustable. They can be adjusted up or down to allow for variation in weight of your pet, throughout the year. This design allows for the changes in size fowl experience during laying seasons, molts, and normal changes in weight.
PartyFowl Diaper Harnesses come with an attachment site for leashes (a D-ring at the top of the back strap). It is recommended using stretchy leashes designed for birds or small animals (leashes designed for dogs and other large animals are not recommended for safety reasons).
The Leak Guard is a special lining sewn into PartyFowl Diaper Harnesses. The leak guard's water resistant coating greatly hinders the ability for liquids to pass from the inside of the diaper harness to the outside. Sometimes poop and liquids can get past the diaper insert and make the outside of the diaper harness's butt pouch soggy. If you have a friendly bird who enjoys being close to people and their things, a wet diaper harness is not desirable. I came up with the Leak Guard idea after finding damp spots on my pants after a duck had been sitting in my lap. The Leak Guard benefits those who have indoor pet fowl who spend much of their diapered time around humans. The Leak Guard also makes the pouch of a diaper harness more stiff, making the pouch hold its shape better. All PartyFowl Diaper Harnesses include the Leak Guard.
Available Color Choices:
The availability of one particular fabric choice will change without notice. Please choose a color from the color chart in the pictures of this listing and include it with your order. If your fabric choice is listed as "Running Low!" please check with me first to see if it is available to make the size you need.
It is recommended to wash a PartyFowl Diaper Harness by hand in a sink with mild detergent (like hand soap), and allowing to air dry. You can wash your harness in a washing machine separately with all velcro and buckles closed, preferably on the gentle cycle at a lower temperature; however your harness will last longer if you wash by hand. Harnesses can also be placed in the dryer on a low heat, delicate, or "air fluff" setting, but again, your harness will last longer if you allow it to air dry.
Before considering ducks, geese, chickens, or any other fowl as pets, check out this link-
Is a Pet Duck for Me? https://sites.google.com/site/isapetduckforme/
PartyFowl Pet Supplies does NOT CONDONE THE PURCHASING OF EASTER PETS or ANIMAL DUMPING! These pet supplies are intended for those who already own their pets, or who have extensively researched the keeping of poultry as pets and can make the commitment to providing a safe home for the duration of the pet's entire life. Please do not acquire ANY pet wihtout proper education and commitment.
*I retain the right to refuse to sell to anyone I suspect of animal abuse or dumping.*