Birds are one of the easiest mounts to take care of. A properly mounted bird will not leech oil through its belly feathers. Most of the time dust can be removed using a feature duster. If a feather duster no longer thoroughly cleans the bird, lightly soak a rag with lacquer thinner and gently wipe away the fine dust from the feathers. Be sure to wipe in the same direction as the feathers. Finish by wiping the eyes with a Q-tip moistened with Windex.
Begin cleaning fish by dusting them with a feather duster. Once fine dust starts accumulating is the grooves and scales, wipe the fish with a damp cloth in the direction of the scales. A wet Q-tip can be used to clean in the grooves. Finish by wiping the eyes with a Q-tip moistened with Windex.
Mammals with flat hair, such as whitetails, can be dusted with a feather duster. Every year or two they should be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner using the upholstery (brush) attachment. Fluffy animals like bear or fox will need to be cleaned with the upholstery attachment. Clean in the direction of the hair, whether using the vacuum or feather duster, never against it. Use a pet brush to fix hair that is out of place from cleaning. Antlers, horns, hooves, and claws can be cleaned with a moist cloth. Finish by wiping the eyes with a Q-tip moistened with Windex.