First Time Coccidia Battle [new question]

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First Time Coccidia Battle [new question]

Postby Spoony » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:17 am

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For those of you who have dealt with Coccidia, what do you recommend as far as cleaning schedule etc etc? Zero's favorite thing to do is poop on his basking rock and/or hammock... He's gonna have to have the basking rock in there, but I know furniture is supposed to be limited. Any pointers?
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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby daner923 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:29 am

I haven't personally treated coccidia. One tip indeed would be to remove as many pieces of furniture as you can. Maybe use some cardboard boxes that you can just toss if he poops on them/at the end of the treatment. That will at least give him something to do/climb on. Other tips...
remove the slate tile and put down paper towels during treatment. that way it will keep disinfecting to a minimum. Bleach doesn't kill coccidia - don't even bother. You need that disinfectant you mentioned and/or a steam cleaner. Make sure you have probiotic to offer him. The coccidia meds will likely put him off his food, and the probiotics will help with that. You can use soy yogurt or order Acidophiliz+ from beardeddragon.co.
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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby Spoony » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:32 am

Oh okay, so I'll skip the bleach, but I'll still get the tub and I'll look for some soy yogurt. Anything I should know specifically about the soy yogurt? Flavor/ingredients/additives to watch out for?

I have a feeling I'm going to be hitting up a lot of grocery stores before I find soy yogurt...
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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby claudiusx » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:34 am

I definitely would recommend investing in a steam cleaner. With the amount of cleaning your going to be doing, it will be worth its weight in gold.

And a big second to the above suggestion of keeping tank furnishings to a minimal. And if you can, no porous items, such as a log with many cracks and crevices in it.

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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby claudiusx » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:35 am

You most likely will have to go to some special health store to find soy yogurt. It might just be my area but not one single grocery store carried it, and I got weird looks from everyone I asked lol.

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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby Spoony » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:38 am

As for soy yogurt, I'm gonna check the super organic stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and Oliver's Market. As for a steam cleaner, I'll look into cheap ones, but after his vet visit and paying rent, I'm severely low on cash.

Am I looking for like a handheld steam cleaner or one of those fancy uprights with a hose? What sort of steam cleaners do you guys have?
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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby daner923 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:38 am

Umm I found soy yogurt at whole foods. Not sure if there is one where you live though, obviously. Pretty much any kind will do. If you can find one that doesn't have too much sugar, that would be better, but for the amount you'll be using I don't think it's a huge issue. I used some when Max had pinworms. When his appetite went downhill over winter, I ordered some AcidophiLiz+. Not sure how much it helped, but I felt better at least. :lol:

I got a handheld steam cleaner on Amazon for about $20 I think.
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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby Spoony » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:41 am

Okay, Whole Foods it is, at first at least. As for the steam cleaner on Amazon, I'll see if I can find one at Walmart so I have one more immediately.
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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby brittani299 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:06 am

I dealt with it. I used paper towels and removed them everyday. Make sure that you use the probiotic and hydrate very well. I learned that was super important. Bleach doesn't kill coodia. That disinfectant from Cheryl really works well. It took me 2 weeks but I got rid if it
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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby Spoony » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:45 am

How do you know it's gone? Get another fecal?
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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby brittani299 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:39 pm

Pretty much. I noticed that daisy looked better and her poo looked a lot healthier
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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby Spoony » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:56 pm

Awesome! Thanks much!

I'm off to do my shopping.

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    ~Soy Yogurt

I better not forget anything..
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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby Spoony » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:19 pm

In regards to the Soy Yogurt, is there anything I should know in regards to feeding? How often/not often? When in regards to the meds?

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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby brittani299 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:15 pm

I used powder probiotics so I am unsure about that
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Re: First Time Coccidia Battle

Postby Spoony » Fri May 03, 2013 5:50 pm

So everything's been soaked and dried and it's 10 minutes to Zero's bedtime. At night I have to cover his viv to block out the light from my home and his viv still smells like the disinfectant even though everything's dry. Is it okay to put him in there and cover the viv?

I don't cover it completely on top, there is some air flow.

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