Best ways to disinfect wood?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Caelma, May 6, 2005.

  1. Caelma

    Caelma Well-Known Member

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    I've been critter sitting my sons snake.
    The snake is heading to my sons new home
    but the cage/crate or whatever it should be called is staying.
    To big to ship.
    It is about 2 ft high/ 2 ft wide and 6 or 7 ft long.
    all wood except for the glass front.
    Two areas for heat lamps. I know how to disinfect the flooring and the glass but wood???
    Any suggestions?
    I thought it would be a wonder space for ill animals,
    maybe raising chicks. baby rabbits.
    But with it having been a snakes home and sominilla (sp)
    I'm worried about the wood surface.
     
  2. birdie_poo

    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    Wood does harbor a lot of critters, so you can wash it down with a bleach solution, or powder it.
     

  3. March Hare

    March Hare Well-Known Member

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    I have always heard that you should immerse in a 10% bleach solution for longer than thirty seconds after cleaning all soiled areas off. After that, place the item out in the sun to dry. If you can leave it out in the sun for several days that is even better.

    Russ
    www.marchharesrabbitry.com
     
  4. Rosarybeads

    Rosarybeads Well-Known Member

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    Sun and bleach, just like mentioned above!