water dishes

IndianaSlim

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How often do you guys and girls take out your water dishes and clean them out? Does "old water" cause a problem? I fill up the dishes every other day but should I be cleaning them bi-weekly or something???
 

cheetah13mo

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I clean the dish once a month with hot water and soap unless it has cricket remains or something else in it that would taint the water.
 

edesign

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never had one long enough to worry...i just use plastic milk jug caps and other assorted bottle/plastic container caps (peanut butter jar lids, lids from Minute Maid juice cartons, etc) depending on the size of the T. Use em for a week or two and then throw it away and replace with a new one.

It wouldn't hurt to at least wash it every couple of weeks if you have a permanent one though. As long as the T isn't pooping in it and there are no dead food items in it you shouldn't need to worry very much though.
 

phil jones

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I clean the dish once a month with hot water and soap unless it has cricket remains or something else in it that would taint the water.
thats what i do to and keep your eyes on it as to when to top it up ect :) ;) === phil
 

P. Novak

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I rinse my Ts dish everytime I do cage maintance only if its dirty, if its clean I leave it be. I never actually clean the dish, just rinse it with hot water.
 

Mizerie

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I've been using these for a few years, They work well and i only clean 'em if they look like they need it.(Every 6 months or so)Last about a month or so....
 

phil jones

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hi what is that looks like a bird drinker ? can it be or have i got it wrong :? :confused: lol thanks === phil
 

Mizerie

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hi what is that looks like a bird drinker ? can it be or have i got it wrong :? :confused: lol thanks === phil
I got it out of the reptile isle at petco. Its a mini water dispenser.(people use the big ones for cats & dogs)
 

Ando55

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I rinse my Ts dish everytime I do cage maintance only if its dirty, if its clean I leave it be. I never actually clean the dish, just rinse it with hot water.

Same here, each time I do water dish for my aureostriata I take it out rinse in hot water and wipe off dry then fill to the top and put it back in. :D
 
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