On 1/25/09, GreyLady wrote:
so you're breeding now? i remember a time when you hated the
good breeders that posted here.
> Unfortunately, that happens to the best of us. If you didn't
> know it before, you have learned the lesson the hard way, as
> many of us have. Once that formula dries, it's next to
> impossible to get off without hurting the baby. In most
> cases, it just has to wear/grow off. The last baby I let it
> happen to, wore a little glob on his chest for about a
> month. Poor little fella looked like he had a birth defect.
> You can try softening it with a cotton ball soaked in warm
> water. Soak a little, very gently scrape a little with your
> nail, soak, scrape, repeat. But it's wearing on the nerves,
> both yours and the little one. You have to be so very careful
> about pulling out little pin feathers, and extra careful
> about getting any water in it's nose. Sometimes all we can
> do is learn from it and from now on, be sure to wipe every
> little bit of formula off with a warm damp cloth before it
> has time to dry any at all. Good luck with it.