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Re: Does anyone else disinfect new toys from the pet store?

Postby Loriusgarrulus » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:19 am

Even if a store have no birds, other people going to the store have birds and they will have been handling the toys.
A lot of warehouses have mice and rats. Its worth shining a black light if only for curiosity to see if any urine is present on containers and packaging.
I wash everything with F10sc. Radiators at home often have toys drying on them.
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Re: Does anyone else disinfect new toys from the pet store?

Postby alienlady » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:49 am

I wash mine in baby sterilizer then boil them.
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Re: Does anyone else disinfect new toys from the pet store?

Postby liz » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:11 am

I have my dishwasher on high temp water and use the heat drier when cleaning toys and accessories. Nothing new is given until they get this treatment. I collect wooden spoons and stuff from yard sales and discount stores and run them through the washer for them to have chew toys. It does not keep them from chewing my house but it does slow them down.
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