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    Hand Soap to wash snakes

    Will hand soap harm my snakes if I use it to wash them after they pee/poop?

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    Re: Hand Soap to wash snakes

    just use warm water if you really must. Save the soap for your hands.
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    Re: Hand Soap to wash snakes

    I wouldn't use any soap. Just use room temperature water to wash them off if they have soiled themselves.
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    Re: Hand Soap to wash snakes

    I would just stick with warm water. Soap has to many chemicals that could cause an irritation.


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    Re: Hand Soap to wash snakes

    I didn't know this was necessary. Do you need to wash them?
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    Re: Hand Soap to wash snakes

    I wash the snakes with soap only after they lay eggs to remove the egg scent. I tend to just wipe them off if they are in filth.
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    Re: Hand Soap to wash snakes

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyOhh View Post
    I wash the snakes with soap only after they lay eggs to remove the egg scent. I tend to just wipe them off if they are in filth.
    Same here - the only snakes that get a "bath" around here are those that just laid eggs.

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    Re: Hand Soap to wash snakes

    I use soap to wash them if they've been laying in filth. I've tried water only, but you smell them after and they still smell like piss. Don't want that on my hands, don't want it on my snakes. They smell fine after soap and water, though. They've never behaved any differently in soapy water vs water.
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    Re: Hand Soap to wash snakes

    this sounds insane but im sure they probably make a "snake friendly" soap or spray to help with the smell
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    Re: Hand Soap to wash snakes

    When I use soap, I use anti bacterial dish washing soap. I only put one, no more than two drops in the water. Not even enough to suds up. Or I will use a little Chlorhexidine in the water. If I am feeling lazy, I'll wipe them down with baby wipes.

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