Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Taxidermy Care

Taxidermy care: 

Once your mount is home, maintenance is essential to ensure it stays looking at its best!  Display your taxidermy out of direct sunlight and in a dry location. 

Clean them gently with a feather duster, air them out every so often, and keep the area around the bird clean.  By gently disturbing the feathers with a feather duster and keeping them clean, moths and other pests that may be present in a house will be discouraged from laying eggs on your bird.  

Nevertheless, and it is always recommended that you check them regularly for signs of insects, such as moths or beetles, that could destroy the skin and feathers.  Signs of insects can include larvae, adult moths or beetles, webs left from larvae, small round droppings, feathers that start falling out in clumps, and feathers or feet that start looking chewed up.  

There are various products to discourage insects that you can apply to your mount every few months or so, and my favorite one is made by MountMedix.  They have a natural insect repellent spray that is gentle on feathers and safe to use.  Click here to see how you can provide a quality bird for a quality mount.  

These same maintenance principles can be applied to mammal taxidermy as well.