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Old 20-07-2009, 09:11 PM
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This may seem a stupid question and I'm sorry if it is, but in all my research I haven't read anything about this anywhere.

I have purchased a few pieces of natural wood (a cork bark hide, cork log and treated java wood log) and some spray on disinfectant.

Should I try and disinfect the wood (I wouldn't want to use the spray I have as it says is should be rinsed off)? Or does it get treated beforehand?

Getting my Royal in two days and just want to have it as perfect for him as I can get it.

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spray with disinfectant,then rinse of then put in the oven on low and bake it till it has dried
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Old 21-07-2009, 09:09 AM
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spray with disinfectant,then rinse of then put in the oven on low and bake it till it has dried
Thanks so much for replying but the two large pieces of wood won't fit in my oven and I won't have time to air dry them...

any other ideas please?

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This might work, boil some water till scorching hot, then pour it all over the wood making sure you scold every single piece.

It should kill all the parasites if the waters boiled.
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Old 21-07-2009, 09:22 AM
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Will they air dry by tomorrow do you think?

And... could someone write some advice about disinfecting viv "furniture" and making it a sticky please?

If I hadn't asked (cos I want it all perfect) I might have just put it in assuming it was safe, which might have been disastrous.

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Hot bath, 10% bleach soak for 20 minutes. Thorough rinse with hot water. leave to dry...if you have 2 days i can't see that it wouldnt be dry enough to put in? have you got an airing cupboard?
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Old 21-07-2009, 10:38 AM
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Thanks for all the advice.

I hope it's appropriate, but I have taken it in combination (with the facilites I have availalbe) and I:

Sprayed very thoroughly with disinfectant and left for a few minutes, poured over boiling water, rinsed under extremely hot tap and then put on my balcony to dry.

I hope this is enough!

And thanks again!
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Yep should be enough mate.

Just make sure it was thourogh with the boiling water and its good.
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F10, you can spray all your viv furniture with it and leave to dry and it won't harm the animals, plus they do an aerosol room disinfectant, you just place it in the centre of the room press the button, leave the room and close the door. You can leave your vivs open a bit and the whole place gets disinfected
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