I’m not able to clean my beardie’s tank , please help asap

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I’m not able to clean my beardie’s tank , please help asap

Postby trinityy » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:29 pm

so I’ve had my bearded dragon mango for about 6 days and today she started shedding and itching her head with her foot (I’m assuming that’s to help get some of the shed off) but I need to clean the tank bc there is shed everywhere , however mango is still scared of me. when i put my hand in her tank she gets very stressed so I’m trying to avoid stressing her out , but I NEED to clean her tank out because it’s becoming very dirty ! what do I do ??
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Re: I’m not able to clean my beardie’s tank , please help as

Postby SavannahDragons » Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:32 pm

I would just clean her cage; her stressing isn't as important as her health and cleanliness. She can afford to be stressed for the short amount of time it takes her cage to be thoroughly cleaned.
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Re: I’m not able to clean my beardie’s tank , please help as

Postby trinityy » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:13 pm

I ended up cleaning it thoroughly while she was sleeping but thank you ! next time , I’ll just clean it without hesitation bc cleanliness is definitely more important :)
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Re: I’m not able to clean my beardie’s tank , please help as

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:34 am

Spray her in the tank -- it will help w/ the shed --- you can take a soft baby tooth brush and brush lightly after you spray her --- just keep working w/ her she will eventually get over the stress --- but you need to get your hands in the tank as mush as possible
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Re: I’m not able to clean my beardie’s tank , please help as

Postby trinityy » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:49 am

yes, I’ve been reading on shedding so today I’ve been misting her as well as putting my hand quite far in the tank without her freaking out and she is definitely getting more comfortable with me ! thank you for your tips and advice !
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Re: I’m not able to clean my beardie’s tank , please help as

Postby Draven88 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:49 pm

For cleaning, its likely you wont always be able to do so when she is sleeping and you will want to periodically disinfect the enclosure which should never be done while they are in it. What I would recommend is to have a suitable size storage bin to temporarily place her in for cleanings until she is more comfortable and when doing a full clean/disinfect of the enclosure. You can just cover the bottom with paper towels or shelf liner (non-adhesive). It will allow you to keep her in a safe place while cleaning and see her the whole time but not be stressed or near the cleaning materials.

I have one that would think it was a game to nip at any paper towel I was using to clean up a mess for fun (I have a tiled bottom that's very easy to clean) but it always made me nervous he would try to eat any piece that might rip off (this particular one of my 6 literally always wants more to eat and would be fat if I let him)
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