Innovative Bird Washing Machine Cleans Oil From Bird Faster

photo by marinephotobank  on Flickrphoto by marinephotobank on Flickr

Washing oil off see birds can take about two hours and can really stress out a bird. To make the process less stressful, faster and safer for the birds and volunteers an oil company has developed a washing machine that washes a bird in just a few minutes.

How it works: the bird is placed in a basket, the feet are held in place with a pin, the head is held safely out of the basket. The basket is then inserted into the washing machine. The bird's head is covered with a cap to calm him as the machine washes the bird's feathers. In 7 minutes the bird is washed and rinsed. It can take about 2 hours to wash the birds by hands.

Watch how this innovative machine works on YouTube.

The same oil company has developed a new shampoo that cleans the spilled oil from a bird's feathers, but allows the birds to keep their natural oils. The machine and this shampoo help reduce the time birds are in recovery before they are released back into nature.

Via Treehugger

May 26, 2010
by Anonymous

Bird washing machine

I am trying to find out who manufactures the "Bird Washing Machine" and how to get in contact with them??? If anyone knows who they are and how to get in contact please post something! Thanks Dan