Proper taxidermy care is essential to ensure it remains in good condition and retains its aesthetic appeal. Whether you’re a seasoned taxidermy enthusiast or new to the world of preserved animal mounts, here are some tips and tricks for maintaining and caring for your taxidermy pieces.

Taxidermy Care Tips

Dusting and Cleaning

Regular dusting is essential to keep your taxidermy pieces looking their best. Use a soft, dry cloth or a feather duster to gently remove dust and debris from the surface.
For more thorough cleaning, you can lightly mist a soft cloth with a mild cleaning solution and gently wipe the surface of the taxidermy. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as these can damage the fur or feathers.

Avoid Sunlight and Moisture

Direct sunlight can cause the fur or feathers on taxidermy mounts to fade over time. It’s best to display your taxidermy pieces away from windows or other areas where they may be exposed to prolonged sunlight. Similarly, excessive moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth on taxidermy mounts. Keep your pieces in a dry environment. Avoid placing them in areas with high humidity, such as bathrooms or basements.

Prevent Pest Infestations

Inspect your taxidermy pieces regularly for any signs of pest infestations, such as moths or beetles. If you notice any pests, take immediate action to address the issue and prevent further damage to the mounts. Consider using natural pest deterrents, such as cedar blocks or lavender sachets, to help keep pests away from your taxidermy pieces.

Professional Maintenance

Periodic professional maintenance by a qualified taxidermist can help ensure that your mounts remain in top condition. A taxidermist can inspect the pieces for any signs of damage, and make any necessary repairs or touch-ups to keep them looking their best.

Caring for taxidermy properly is essential to preserve the beauty and integrity of these unique decor pieces. By following these simple tips you can enjoy your taxidermy mounts for years to come.

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