Bertha Dlugi’s Contribution to the World


Bertha Dlugi’s invention, patented in 1959, was intended for parakeets and other birds that are allowed to fly freely about the house. “It is … a general object of the present invention to provide a garment to be worn by birds for receiving their excremental discharge to prevent it from being deposited on household furnishings when the bird is at liberty in the home and thereby avoid the consequent unsanitary condition.”

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4 Responses to “Bertha Dlugi’s Contribution to the World”

  1. Cooper Green Says:

    Budgie diapers. Probably have to change those 5-6 times a day. Yeah, I can see those being a hot item.


  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Coop– I had a roommate in college who had a cockatiel named Max. Max was cool, drank beer from a shot glass, loved pot seeds, and learned how to bark at the neighbor’s dog. The only draw back was that we had to cover up our drafting boards if we left the desk. If we only had parakeet pullups…


  3. Leeuna Says:

    Haha. This is a great invention. Wonder why it never caught on. That’s the only way I would allow a bird to fly over my head in the house. LOL at “parakeet pullups.”


  4. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Leeuna– But everything else that flies over your head in your house is okay with you? =)


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