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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post

    WOW this is terribly sad Gayle. The thoughts of her trying to chew off her leg.
    I too am glad she is free and I am praying big time that she makes it back to the trees.
    She is loved and cared for, but we want more.
    Prayes coming for your little one, and thank you again, you never cease to amaze me
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    One thing to consider is that if she is oily her fur can't insulate her against cold. Perhaps a heating pad until the oil is all off would be good. Poor little critter

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    This whole thing just fills me with admiration for our SM and rage against the human race. (Which of course I already have most of the time so there you go......) If I had the time I would start lobbying whoever the powers that be are who could make these hideous devices illegal. Here in the Bronx, local exterminators actually provide them as part of their "service" -- then come back a WEEK LATER to clear out the corpses. (Meanwhile the hideous things are $2.50 at Home Depot but the exterminator charges upwards of $100 for his 'expertise'.) hatepeople.....
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    This is indeed very heartbreaking.

    This little flyer definitely made it into the right hands.

    Good luck.

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    I think ScubaNurse got a flyer off a glue trap. Let me shoot her a text and see if she has any tips.

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    I just read the bit about her trying to chew her foot up. That is heartbreaking :'( I really hope that she makes it...she has already shown she is a fighter! The tough cases always remind me why I rehab. Thank goodneas you got her. She has no idea how lucky she is that the man brought her to you. If anyone can save her, you can.

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    Not sure I have quite as much faith in me as you guys do, but thank-you. We seem to be making progress and yet there is still glue to be removed. Her name is Slick and the following pics will explain that name...
    She was feeling well enough to bite me so I guess she is still on the mend...
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    You are her hero! ( And the guy that brought her to you)

    You can do this !
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    Thanks! I certainly hope so...

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    Slick..............
    Precious little slippery baby!

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    Man, those flyers DO go through an "oily fur" stage, don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CritterMom View Post
    Man, those flyers DO go through an "oily fur" stage, don't they?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    Not sure I have quite as much faith in me as you guys do, but thank-you. We seem to be making progress and yet there is still glue to be removed. Her name is Slick and the following pics will explain that name...
    She was feeling well enough to bite me so I guess she is still on the mend...
    You underestimate yourself, you are doing it!
    Soon she'll be a perfect little (bitey) flyer your sure to love...
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    Oh I am fairly sure that there is some serious plotting for revenge on ME going on in that greasy little noggin...
    I did just wash her tail only in the bathroom sink with Dawn. Let's see how that turns out when it dries...
    She is very happy to take formula and I am quite certain that she ate a block.

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    Yay! That is one messy job! I always warm the oil, helps melt the glue. Its stressful on both ends, I know! Rescue Remedy is helpful. I will call you for my next squirrel pine sap tail tangle!

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    Just fed Slick and when I returned her to her cage she burrowed as usual. Five minutes later, I looked up to see her climbing all over the cage! This was a first and I think it was a huge step in the right direction!

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    If I want to use Dawn, but don't want to submerge Slick, can I use a cloth and toothbrush with a bowl of Dawn water and accomplish anything or am I wasting my time to try this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammysMom View Post
    If I want to use Dawn, but don't want to submerge Slick, can I use a cloth and toothbrush with a bowl of Dawn water and accomplish anything or am I wasting my time to try this?
    Are you trying to get the glue off or the oil?

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    Both, but the Dawn is mainly for the oil. I sort of want to start with as little on her as possible and assess the damage

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    The Dawn has a ton of sufactants so it will work...slowly. Make absolutely sure you get all the Dawn off though. People think it is non-toxic but it most certainly is NOT and you don't want them to ingest any.

    If you could just reduce it by about 50%, she will get it groomed out eventually. My cockatiel decided to wade in and bathe in a bowl of melted butter (for lobster) once. It took him about a month to look normal, but it DID all go away finally.
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