Blue-tongue Lizard – hygiene

Indoor enclosures including tanks and aquariums must be spot cleaned daily to remove faeces and any uneaten food. Water dishes must be cleaned weekly and food dishes cleaned after each feeding day. Full tank cleans including complete soil/substrate changes should be carried out every term (10 weeks) or 1 – 3 months as required. A full tank clean should include a complete soil change, cleaning furniture if required and cleaning and disinfecting glass and other surfaces. If paper is used on the floor of the tank this should be replaced regularly, even daily if needed.

Outdoor enclosures must be spot cleaned regularly to remove faeces and uneaten food. While larger enclosures may not appear to need cleaning as frequently, it is good practice to still clean enclosures daily to reduce buildup of waste. Soil changes should be carried out if required.


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