Dear Bird Lovers,
I first heard of Cuddle Clones maybe a million years ago (my timescales often descend into hyperbole) when I saw them featured in a copy of USA Today. From my brief scan of the article, they seemed to be a company that makes realistic plush versions of your dog or cat.
I remember thinking that the whole idea seemed adorable, and I made a mental note to look into it later. Unfortunately, like so many of my other mental note (thank you, smartphone notepads of today) this one was lost to the four winds of my brain and I never re-visited Cuddle Clones.
It wasn’t until recently that I was reminded of the existence of Cuddle Clones, and at first I wasn’t super excited. I was still under the impression that the only recreated dogs and cats, but I decided to look around their site anyway, to see what the fuss was about.
What I found while I was there was that Cuddle Clones makes copies of birds too! And that isn’t all either, it’s not just plush animals that you can get in the likeness of your birds, you can get figurines, necklaces, even slippers! There’s more, and I’ll tell you all about it down below in the main article, for now just know that I am really excited about Cuddle Clones right now!
All About the Plush
Before we get into all of the other cool ways you can get a copy of your bird, we’ll start with what put Cuddle Clones on the map, plush animals.
Firstly, look at this little guy.
He’s super cute! He’s a rare breed though because as of right now there aren’t very many bird Cuddle Clones. I think most people probably assume the same thing that I did initially, that they only clone dogs and cats, so other animals (they also recreate horses, guinea pigs, snakes, whatever you want really) are pretty underrepresented.
What that means for this review is that the adorable guy to the left is the only bird Cuddle Clone I have to show you. There are a few more Cockatiels and what I believe is a Bearded Buff Laced Polish Hen (I love Google, I figured out the name of that chicken by searching for “golden fluffy headed chicken) but overall they’re totally lacking in birds.
If you’re interested in seeing those other birds I mentioned you can just head over to the Cuddle Clone website and look at their product gallery. There’s a filter that lets you search by species; the birds are under “other”. It’s definitely worth it to go take a look, I think the bird clones on their site are even cuter than the one I have. Especially the chicken, that plush chicken is one of the cutest things on the whole site.
Because of the tragic bird scarcity at Cuddle Clones, all the images from here on out will be of other animals, so you’ll have to use your imagination a little. Hopefully, we can get some more bird Cuddle Clones in the future so we can add more bird images to this review. I really want to see a Clone of a Lovebird or a Macaw!
3-D Printed Figurines and Jewelry
As much as I love snuggling with a plush animal, I’ll admit that it’s this section that I’m most excited about. The first bird that I ever knew belonged to my Grandmother. That bird holds some special memories for me, even though he’s long gone from this world. I think a necklace made in his likeness would be just beautiful if I can find a picture. Another of my Grandmother’s had a tarantula, but I don’t think I’ll be making a necklace out of that anytime soon!
Both the figurines and the jewelry (necklaces and erring’s) are made out of sandstone and the jewelry is liquored to make it smoother to the touch. The sandstone can be a little fragile, so make sure to treat it gently.
The truly remarkable part about the figures is that they are 3-D printed into a likeness of your bird from photos you provide. That means that your figurine or necklace will be an incredibly realistic clone of your lovely feathered friend.
Just look at the pictures I’ve included in this section, if they can recreate that grumpy looking cat’s fur in so much detail then it makes me really excited to see what they could do with bird feathers! Cuddle Clones seems to be willing to work with your preferences when it comes to positioning your pet in the clone, it would be awesome to see a bird necklace with the bird’s wings outstretched!
Other Types of Clones
Before we venture out of 3-D Printing, Cuddle Clones will also make some pretty awesome looking tree ornaments to help you get into the Holiday spirit. If you don’t feel cheery after that, you can get a plush Holiday Stocking to put on your mantel!
There are a few other interesting odds and ends you can get at Cuddle Clones including slippers with your pet’s head on them. I’m not sure what a bird head on slippers would look like, but I’m pretty curious to find out. If I had a rabbit, I don’t think I’d be able to resist getting a pair of life-like bunny slippers!
This is where we veer a little towards the eccentric, but I’m an eccentric person and so are some of my favorite people, so we’ll venture onward! You can get a plush replica of your animal’s head as a purse or as golf club covers. I’m not quite sure about the golf club covers, it just looks like your carrying around a head on a stick!
Maybe that’s your thing though, I won’t judge. Maybe someone will come along with a flock of gorgeous birds and decide that they can’t hit the golf course without those shining little bird faces to keep them company. That could very well be so adorable that it changes my mind about the whole subject, so send me pictures if you decide to go for it!
So far this review has been a lot of fun, but as it comes to an end, I’d like to talk to you about a more melancholy topic. Whenever we let a new animal friend into our lives we know that those friends aren’t going to be with us forever. With some birds, we get to spend more time with them than the average pet owner, even if it’s never quite long enough.
Cuddle Clones has you covered in this instance as well with a few very tasteful memorials. The memorials are available in either granite or wood.
The granite memorial can be made in the shape of a heart, oval, or rectangle. The wood memorials are made of basswood and come in either oval or rectangular. The best part of these memorials, in my opinion, is the remarkable detail that Cuddle Clones puts into the depiction of these beloved pets.
I particularly love the wooden memorials. The way the image is burned into the wood is beautiful and warm in a way that I truly appreciate on something as somber as a memorial. If you want something that you can keep outside though, it’s probably best to go with granite.
Cuddle Clones Are Super Awesome
The thing that Cuddle Clones excels at, across all of their products, is a loving attention to detail. Nothing about the process of creating a Cuddle Clone is standardized, and every unique clone is hand-made.
But if you get your clone and you don’t like it, then it’s no big deal, because Cuddle Clones are !00% refundable. So if you receive an animal that you think looks a bit more like a distant cousin instead of a clone, you can get all your money back. I love a no-risk venture!
As a Special Bonus, I have a discount just for you Bird Lovers. When you get a cuddle clone you can enter the coupon code KHIORI at checkout and get a 10% discount on your entire order, just for reading about it here! Click here to visit the Cuddle Clones website.
When I found out that Cuddle Clones could create clones of birds, I was overjoyed. I can get a replica of any bird (or any other animal) that I’ve ever loved, whether I want to cuddle it as a plush or wear it as a necklace. This discovery was particularly awesome for me because I’ve moved around a lot in the past and at this point, I’m pretty far removed from the places I buried my beloved childhood pets. I like the idea that I can bring them with me now wherever I go.
Until next time Bird Lovers,
P.S. Do you already have a Cuddle Clone of a bird, or do you plan to get one? Let me know in the comments and check out my social media buttons down below. Pick your favorite social media and show me some pictures! I want to see some bird Cuddle Clones!