How to Remove Glue From Bird Feathers

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Laying down glue traps can be an effective method of removing mice or rats from your house. Although you should always keep your pets away from the traps, a free-flying pet bird might accidentally get the glue from the traps on its feathers. If your bird has come in contact with the glue, it's important that you remove the glue without damaging the bird's feathers.

Things You'll Need

  • Bird treat or toy
  • Vegetable oil
  • Two soft cloths
  • Water
  • Placate the bird so that it isn't fluttering during the cleaning process. A bird treat or your bird's favorite toy can be useful in keeping the bird happy and still while you clean it. covering the birds eyes with a cloth is a good way to calm the bird.

  • Dip one end of one of the soft cloths into the vegetable oil, and gently rub it onto the feathers that have glue on them, and let to remain there for several minutes.

  • Using the second cloth, stroke the bird's feathers that are covered in oil to wipe it away, along with the glue the oil has taken off.

  • Repeat Steps 1 through 3 as often as needed to get all the glue off the feathers.

  • Wash the bird with mild soapy water to ensure that no oil is left behind on its feathers.

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