Ordered "used-like new" habitat decor-- health risk?

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Ordered "used-like new" habitat decor-- health risk?

Postby karlys » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:43 pm

Hello,

I ordered a magnetic ledge off of Amazon and went for the used- like new one because of the discounted price, without too much thought. It's set to arrive today but I was suddenly thinking about the fact that it could harbor something like yellow fungus or a parasite. You just never know. I believe it's made out of foam so putting it in the oven isn't a good idea but I do have a steamer and pure ammonia. What would you do? Should I just return it?
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Re: Ordered "used-like new" habitat decor-- health risk?

Postby karlys » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:15 pm

So, yeah, it's definitely foam. Polyurethane foam resin.
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Re: Ordered "used-like new" habitat decor-- health risk?

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:01 pm

Bin it , you'll never be able to properly sterilize it and you do not know what deseases or parasites the previous reptile who had it in it's viv had or even if it died from it.

I wouldn't trust it even after a thorough drenching with 1:125 F10.

I'd say that's money down the drain.
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Re: Ordered "used-like new" habitat decor-- health risk?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:35 am

Yeah I agree. I have one of those and the foam is fairly porous and starts falling apart a bit after a while. I sanitize it with F10 but I wouldn't trust that getting into all of the crevices enough to risk it if it's one that has been used by another dragon. The upside is that the magnets are coated in plastic and really strong. They work great on the fridge.
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