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This keeps the E.R. for only the most current emergencies. Thread Description:Landed in a pot of cooking oil
I'm freaking out. Our non-tamed budgie got out of the cage this evening (like 30 mins ago), her wings are clipped (still able to fly a bit) and scared of us; took off into flight but crash landed in a small pot of not hot cooking oil (thank gawd!)! I put her in the sink and rinsed her as best I could and used a little bit of dish soap (Green Works). She was biting the heck out of me so I was having a hard time cleaning her. I don't believe her head went under just her body in the oil. I'm not sure if I got her feather cleaned enough. Should I rinse her again? Blow dry her feathers? I have NO clue what to do! Scared bird momma over here!
We generally don't have that sort of stuff sitting out, but we used the oven tonight.
Dawn dish detergent is what is usually recommended for it's ability to cut oil and not be too harsh on bird's skin. I would try to get some if possible and wash her until you think you have got it out. She should be fine but I don't know about your hand...
He came down from Heaven unto this earth below
He came down from glory and praises untold
He came down to man fashioned in their way
He came down to rescue, He came down to save
The pictures are of after her bath.
She was very scared.
I have her in our bedroom now, it is the warmest room in the house. She has been cleaning herself some, help from her cage mate also. I am going to keep an eye on her the rest of the night and if she doesn't fluff out more by tomorrow, I will wash her again. Poor thing