Reptile cleaning products and equipment are numerous in the types that you can purchase. However, you might be wondering why you would have to use these products.
Any pet you have will need proper care to maintain their health and long life. By taking insufficient care of your animal you are harming them. When you use reptile disinfectant and reptile cleaning products you are taking proper care of your pet reptile, thus no harm will come to them.
For reptiles the vivarium is their home, just like the carpeted floors, painted walls, and ceiling make up your home. You would not go months or years without running a vacuum in your home. You tend to spend each week or every few weeks going through the house cleaning, especially areas like the bathroom and kitchen that tend to grow bacteria. You have to do the same for your pet reptile.
Most cages for reptiles are glass walled vivariums or terrariums. Since the entire world of your pet is in that cage you want to provide the proper food, nutrients, security, light and temperature for them. In addition to this you will have certain cleaning methods that you follow. The cleaning methods and recommendations vary based on the type of pet reptile you have. They will also depend on the cage you have provided for your animal. The most troubling risk to improper cleaning of your reptile cage is Salmonella. For children and the elderly Salmonella can kill if not treated right away. Having a reptile cage in your home does open you up for such a disease, which makes cleaning imperative.
Any time you clean your reptile’s cage you should wear gloves, and consider wearing a mask. It is best to use a bathtub or sink to help you clean the cage. If you do this you will need to use 1 to 10 bleach water solution to clean the sink or tub. You may also clean the cage outside where it will keep your house clean of airborne particles.
With the numerous reptile cleaning products available you should not have a problem finding a disinfectant and conditioner that will keep your pets home clean and safe for them. By ridding the cage of disease you and your pet will be free from dangers. You can also handle your pet by using these disinfectants. There are hand sanitizers and other products you should apply before picking up your reptile and after.
If your hands are clean your pet reptile is less likely to get ill from other diseases or pass anything on to you. Your health is the most important reason to clean your vivarium and to keep it clean. Other reasons like being able to see your pet reptile when they are in the cage and giving them a happy life are added benefits of the work you do. Make sure you read up on the proper cleaning recommendations for the species of reptile you have to keep them healthy, and if your looking for more reptile information then have a look at our reptiles homepage where your will find links to many useful areas of the reptile pet supplies website.
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