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#79111 - 01/22/06 12:27 PM urgent....wooden objects and odor

What can I use to get rid of odor on wooden objects? Objects such as a tree, of sorts.....looks like something you would see in a reptiles cage. Also, coconuts attached by a bridge made of wooden slats, and wooden bars....often seen in bird cages. While in my house the odor isn't really noticeable, but when you leave & then return it's quite noticeable. What am I to do? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" />

#79112 - 01/22/06 12:37 PM Re: urgent....wooden objects and odor [Re: ]
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With uncoated wooden items when in a gliders cage, the only thing to do is to replace them over time. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

Due to the wood being very porous urine and markings will quickly soak into the wood and no matter what you do, you can remove it from within the middle of the wood. So the smell will always remain.

One thing we must keep in mind, is when placing wooden items in our cages, to have them coated correctly, however, there are wooden toys and such that should not be treated, just replaced, as all the other toys are.

Although coconuts can be coated, I personally do not recommend this, due to the fact that our gliders often like to chew on the insides when they can still smell the meat of the coconut. I am watched mine do this and have fun, I would just rather replace them, as many vendors offer them if you do not want to fix them yourself.

If you have a nestbox in your cage, I ALWAYS recommend having a minimum of 3 coatings of poly or shellac on and in it to make for easy cleaning and longivity or the box, however, just like pouches, even boxes should be replaced when needed. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif" alt="" />
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#79113 - 01/23/06 08:23 AM Re: urgent....wooden objects and odor [Re: ]

one thing helps, but peggy is right= nothing will completely replace the odor... I fill a small bathroom sink (if you're doing larger items use a larger tub) with hot water and a healthy splash of vinegar.... let the wood stuff soak for awhile. Drain repeat with plain water then let dry completely... the vinegar makes a huge odor difference, but NOTHING can completely remove the smells permanently. I also use this in with their laundry


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