About Beth Beverly
I am a State and Federally licensed taxidermist who graduated from the Pocono Institute of Taxidermy in 2010 with high marks. I have a deep respect for this craft and those who strive to preserve it.
It is my pleasure to work on any trophy mount, be it a shoulder, life-size, rug, or fish.
I accept custom orders for fantasy mounts, wearables, and bridal hair pieces.
Sculptural mounts and hats are available for rental provided they are in stock at time of inquiry.
Contact me describing your wish and I will be delighted to make it so.
Diamond Tooth Taxidermy Blog:
Fri, Feb 28 2014 10:26 | bald, bird, chichi, feathers, love, parrot, pet, pet preservation, pet taxidermy, wing
|bald tail area|
What I am is a passionate people and animal lover with an unparalleled work ethic. A shrewd business person would have turned this project away because the profit margin is basically nil after all the hours spent bringing the animal back to a presentable state, but once my heart takes over, my emptypockets are left to flap in the wind.
I mounted the bird and put her aside for a few months while I worked on other pieces. All the while, she playfully glared at me, bald and pathetic. I scoured etsy, ebay and online taxidermy forums for feathers to no avail. The large colorful primary wing feathers seem easy to come by but what I really needed were the tiny green neck and belly feathers, among others.
Then the universe does what it always does when I am patient with it, and while a client was dropping off her coyote recently she glanced over at Chichi and said, "oh, my parents have that same bird. It's always shedding. I'll see if they can hook you up". A week later a ziplock baggie full of all the feathers I need arrives in the mail. Perfection.
Here is her filled in belly and armpit, which were previously bald.
another bald tail shot:
Her one wing was very crudely clipped so I positioned her with that one tucked and the other outstretched, head cocked to the side in a playful way.
I realise that she isn't perfect, there is still some thinness of feathers on her head, but I poured all I had into this little girl who is so close in age to me, and this is what I got. I know how if feels to be a little rough around the edges but loved regardless.
Now she just needs to go home! Take flight, sweet Chichi!