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    Budgie and corn syrup

    Our friends budgie flew out of the cage and bounced off the walls and lit into a bowl of cold thick corn syrup. He floated around in that for a while before our friends realized where he was.
    Fortunately, they quickly rinsed him off in turpentine. The stickiness seemed to disappear somewhat, but what a stench when we get around that bird. They've hung the cage over the kerosene burner in order to dry him off.
    Has anyone got an idea how they can get the horrific smell of the spirits of turpentine off this little guy or is it something they'll have to live with? It sure repels the cats!

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    Re: Budgie and corn syrup

    Really I am hoping this is some kind of joke and you are not serious but just incase here is what I would do.

    The turpentine will kill the poor bird. How long has this been since they used it on him? I would use some Dawn dishwashing soap on him if you have it over there in hopes that this would get the turpentine smell off of him. It could not be good for the poor bird to smell like this. They use Dawn to wash off birds who have been in oil spills and it works great for that so it would have been much better to use it then the turpentine. If you do not have Dawn use baby shampoo and make sure they rinse all the soap off of the poor bird.
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    Re: Budgie and corn syrup

    The Kerosene fumes will be very bad for him same as the turpentine.
    Warm water and dish washing liquid is used to wash birds that have oil on them.
    It may well be too late to make any difference to the bird.
    If it has survived it was very lucky. But may have health problems develop.
    R.I.P my little ones.

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    Re: Budgie and corn syrup

    Well, this story has a happy ending. Muz & Bloate Zinger gave Horace a nice hot bath in a dish washing liquid and after thoroughly rinsing him off in warm water, they used the hair dryer to fluff dry him. They say the stench of turpentine is totally gone.
    After eating half a trough of seeds, he's flipping around his cage like his old self and chirping like a real budgie. Thank you so much for your advice both of you.

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