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    Angry Sticky Fly strip

    If your bird ever gets stuck in a sticky fly strip... gently remove bird from strip. Coat with olive oil or peanut butter. Rinse with warm water & dish soap.

    Our latest cockatiel baby just decided to jump & fly.... for the first time ever. Didn't know he could fly like that. He flew straight into the fly strip.

    At the moment, he is tired & wet. Will let you all know how he is in the morning.

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    Re: Sticky Fly strip

    aww pour thing

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    Re: Sticky Fly strip

    wowo...who woulda thought?
    those things are useless..havent used them for years cos i figured they didnt do the job...shame it did a job on your poor tiel

    no insecticide on those strips right?
    so all should be fine
    what an adventure for you both

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    Re: Sticky Fly strip

    Quote Originally Posted by angelsara007 View Post
    If your bird ever gets stuck in a sticky fly strip... gently remove bird from strip. Coat with olive oil or peanut butter. Rinse with warm water & dish soap.
    So I guess you can add this to the list of things one doesn't expect one's bird to do but that will happen.

    It's funny that you posted this cause we've been having problems with flies & I was thinking about sticky fly strips and then wondered if someone in the flock wouldn't get stuck to it. Hmmm, I'll have to rethink that one.

    Hope your little one is okay tho after all the excitement.

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    Re: Sticky Fly strip

    I am happy you got it off the baby and it is OK, poor baby.
    Fly Free Boomer, we will forever love you.

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    Re: Sticky Fly strip

    He is doing ok, just the most raggedy looking tiel ever.

    We have used the fly strips before, and never had a problem.

    The fly strips have no poisons and no vapors, just sticky as.... you know what.

    Now we all know what to do if this happens to your birds.

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    Re: Sticky Fly strip

    im still sitting here laughing at a mental image of a poor tiel covered in peanut butter!!!! LOL


    "im now under the impression that sarcasm is the body's natural defence against stupid" - sam

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    Re: Sticky Fly strip

    Poor baby. He must not have liked his oil bath very much, hopefully he has learned the fly traps are not good to run into!

    I prefer the organic fly traps, which puts the bait into a container and traps them in. My poor tiel is all over everything, he'd get stuck in a sticky trap everyday. Plus... I don't like killing things, so I tend to capture them and then loosen the trap and put them in the dumpster lol free banquet for them, they get out of my hair, win/win situation for both.

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    Re: Sticky Fly strip

    Quote Originally Posted by sammit View Post
    im still sitting here laughing at a mental image of a poor tiel covered in peanut butter!!!! LOL
    My poor little baby doesn't find it so funny Sam :P

    Baby is doing fine, although I think we took about 100 steps back in the taming/trusting department.

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    Re: Sticky Fly strip

    Aww, poor thing. He will trust you again, just give it time. Chiquita didn't trust me for the longest time after I clipped her nails. She was so mad at me.


    Mom to Two Jack Russell Terriers (Rocky & Jack), 4 fish tanks, Two Parrots, Indian Ringneck (Chiquita) & Green Cheek Conure (Boomer).

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