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Pet bird Flypaper Horror....
Submitted by Wayne
My pet lovebird flew into a strip of flypaper, and in his desperate attempts to free himself, only succeeded in pulling it down onto himself and getting completely snared.Removing the paper as gingerly as I could was time consuming, and he still lost many feathers in the process.
The bigger problem, though, was removing the rosin rubber residue from him. As he attempted to bite or pull it away, he only succeeded in getting stuck several times, and ingesting some of the noxious stuff.
Mineral or baby oil proved to be key in removing the bulk of the residue, and left such a light remnant that he was then able to clean himself without fear of suffocation.
The oil also helped to get it off my hands, which was a futile chore before hitting on this idea. Peanut butter also seemed like an option, but that would have been gooier still.