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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #7305 on: April 02, 2013, 11:09:52 PM »
Honestly, if there's going to be a neighborhood cat come along and chase it, I doubt that the problem will be 'resolved' on your doorstep - it's amazing how far and fast an injured animal can move if threatened.

I don't think there's anything you can do - we have two cats and they often bring home injured birds that they've captured (they have *three* bells each on their collars. I have no idea how they manage to catch ANYTHING) and usually Husband will put the poor bird out of its' misery (usually breaking its' neck; how we used to humanely kill our chickens before beheading them and de-feathering) and dispose of it in the bin so that the Pair can no longer torment it. Usually for us the problem is getting the half-dead bird away from the cats in the first place.
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« Reply #7306 on: April 02, 2013, 11:12:35 PM »
Some birds (I don't know if pigeons are among them) will feign a broken wing or other injury to lure predators away from their nests.  I'd put this down to "nature" and not worry.

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« Reply #7307 on: April 03, 2013, 08:12:01 AM »
Check to see if there is a wildlife rehabilitation center in your area. These are usually non-profit organizations. We have taken many a orphaned baby rabbit or squirrel there.
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« Reply #7308 on: April 03, 2013, 03:44:49 PM »
How do I get my dehydrator trays clean? I have soaked them in hot soapy water and scrubbed at them with a brush, but I cannot totally get them clean. Granted, if I went at every single little square with a toothpick or some such, I could probably do it, but that would metaphorically take forever. Is there a simpler way?

(I have the grated, circular kind.)

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« Reply #7309 on: April 03, 2013, 04:36:08 PM »
How do I get my dehydrator trays clean? I have soaked them in hot soapy water and scrubbed at them with a brush, but I cannot totally get them clean. Granted, if I went at every single little square with a toothpick or some such, I could probably do it, but that would metaphorically take forever. Is there a simpler way?

(I have the grated, circular kind.)

Eh, maybe I'm gross, but I'm of the mindset, if it won't come off with soap and water, it won't come off on my food, and so I don't worry about things like that too much. All the germs are probably dried out of the bits anyway.

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« Reply #7310 on: April 03, 2013, 05:04:04 PM »
Soak in hot, soapy water, scrub with a brush, spray with bleach.
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« Reply #7311 on: April 03, 2013, 05:08:07 PM »
This might sound weird, but do you have one of those old "water pix" teeth flossing things? I'm not even sure if they still make them, but basically they're tiny pressure washers designed to use high-powered, pressured water instead of dental floss.  We use one in this house not for dental care, but to clean kitchen utensils such as the one described.
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« Reply #7312 on: April 03, 2013, 06:39:23 PM »
How do I get my dehydrator trays clean? I have soaked them in hot soapy water and scrubbed at them with a brush, but I cannot totally get them clean. Granted, if I went at every single little square with a toothpick or some such, I could probably do it, but that would metaphorically take forever. Is there a simpler way?

(I have the grated, circular kind.)

Eh, maybe I'm gross, but I'm of the mindset, if it won't come off with soap and water, it won't come off on my food, and so I don't worry about things like that too much. All the germs are probably dried out of the bits anyway.

That's what I've been doing and my mindset, too; I just wanted to know if maybe I wasn't doing enough, ya know?


Ms_Cellany, other than spraying with bleach, that's what I've been doing and all of the stuff still won't come off.  Does the bleach loosen it or something or are you just suggesting that as a sanitizing measure?


mmswm, unfortunately not, though now I'm going to see if I can find one for relatively cheap.

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« Reply #7313 on: April 03, 2013, 07:06:42 PM »
Stupid question for contact wearers! These suckers feel weird and stuff keeps going out of focus. I have acuvue 2's and they are (i guess) soft plastic. Is this normal or what?

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« Reply #7314 on: April 03, 2013, 07:35:49 PM »
What kind of cleaner are you using?  I have that happen when I try to use an all in one cleaner.  I use Clear Care or Aosept which uses peroxide to sterilize the lenses.  There is a little disk in the case that is a catalyst to convert the peroxide to water and oxygen.

My boss kept getting eye infections.  I put him on to Clear Care and he's never had another one.
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« Reply #7315 on: April 03, 2013, 07:38:45 PM »
What kind of cleaner are you using?  I have that happen when I try to use an all in one cleaner.  I use Clear Care or Aosept which uses peroxide to sterilize the lenses.  There is a little disk in the case that is a catalyst to convert the peroxide to water and oxygen.

My boss kept getting eye infections.  I put him on to Clear Care and he's never had another one.

Optifree pure moist. I am just wondering if maybe its because i'm not getting enough air to my eyes or something >.<

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« Reply #7316 on: April 03, 2013, 07:42:11 PM »
I react to an ingredient in Optifree so maybe try giving a stronger cleaner a try?  Because it goes right in your eye, the all in one solutions can't contain very much disinfectant.  The reaction is more likely due to build up on the lenses because of proteins in your tears than you not getting enough oxygen to your eyes.  As long as you aren't wearing them 24/7.  I wear mine for 12 to 16 hours a day with few issues.
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« Reply #7317 on: April 03, 2013, 07:57:40 PM »
Stupid question for contact wearers! These suckers feel weird and stuff keeps going out of focus. I have acuvue 2's and they are (i guess) soft plastic. Is this normal or what?

Usually not, but sometimes yes.  :P  If they're actually painful or you feel like there's some kind of foreign particle trapped in your eye, take them out ASAP!

Otherwise:
How long have you been wearing these contacts? Are they brand-new ones you just got or have you been wearing them a few weeks? Do they feel "weird" as soon as you put them in or only after you've been wearing them a while?

Mine are intended for about a month of wear before being thrown out, and they can start feeling subtly "off" when they're near the end of their life. Also, they often start feeling a little "gunky" towards the end of the day, especially if I've been wearing them for longer than normal or if I'm sleepy. I think their fit and/or their ability to slide on the eye tends to suffer when they get old, "gunky," or just dried out, which makes them less comfortable and could get them out of position to function properly.

Have you tried rewetting eyedrops for contacts? They're usually stocked near the contact solution in small bottle (~1/2 oz). I carry a bottle of rewetting drops in my pocket whenever I wear my contacts, and it usually fixes the problem when my contacts are feeling a little off. And if it doesn't fix it and I have to take the contacts out and reinsert them, then it gives me something safe to rinse them with.

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« Reply #7318 on: April 03, 2013, 08:01:39 PM »
I was finding that my contacts were bugging me when I put in a fresh pair.  A fellow e-hellion suggested taking the contacts out of the packaging and cleaning them before putting them in my eyes.  It worked.

I wear AirOptix.  You are only supposed to wear them for one month; I can get away with two because I normally wear my glasses for one or two days a week to give my eyes a break.
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« Reply #7319 on: April 03, 2013, 08:12:53 PM »
Brand new. I am a brand new contact wearer. I do have astigmatism but the doctor said it wasn't bad enough for the special lenses... and i am really hating these plastic things cause I can feel them. I think i might have to go with the silicone based ones. they feel... not weird per se they just move around and things go in and out of focus, like when my eyes cross. Mine are 2 week wear, and that's fine... I just need to find ones that fit properly I guess.