Children's Python – hygiene

Snake enclosures must be spot cleaned daily to remove faeces and uneaten food. The substrate should be removed and replaced once per term or as needed and if paper is used, it should be replaced as needed and no less than once per week.

Water bowls should be cleaned and disinfected at least once a week.

A full clean of the tank should occur every term (10 weeks) including removal and replacement of substrate and cleaning and disinfecting of entire tank (if paper is used as a substrate the enclosure should be disinfected every time the paper is changed). Furniture should be removed and disinfected and scrubbed whenever it is dirty. A full tank clean will require the snake to be temporarily removed.


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