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    Leaving BP cage dirty overnight

    Hi all, this might seem like a dumb question, but I'm trying to decide whether or not I can/should leave my BP's cage dirty overnight. It was feeding day and the room was dark, so I didn't notice the drop of poop and its surrounding ring of pee in the corner. I usually clean up asap, as she is on paper towels. But my girl is VERY sensitive after eating and I don't think now would be a good time to rattle around her cage trying to scoop out the waste. My main worry is all the bacteria that could grow between now and this morning when I'm sure she'll be okay with me intruding in her space. I don't wanna get her sick by leaving things filthy for too long. Should I just clean tomorrow or do it right away? Thanks in advance!

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    Overnight isn't a problem. Just do a thorough spot-cleaning in the morning. I think bacteria only begins to be a problem when you're chronically leaving waste in there for days at a time and not washing or disinfecting the enclosure regularly.

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    Re: Leaving BP cage dirty overnight

    It wont hurt her at all and by the seems of it she is not even lying in it , so i would let her be and clean up next day after she has had some time digesting her meal.
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    I agree with above posts...if you have a "nervous" snake it's far better to leave it be so it doesn't regurgitate it's meal. What you might be able to do is just cover
    the feces/urates with a bit of substrate so she isn't crawling thru it. Some substrates are more conducive to "spot-cleaning" (removal of just the mess with immediate
    substrate around it) than others, but for a shy snake you don't want to risk cleaning the cage right after a meal...just cover it or spot-clean if you can, otherwise, don't
    worry about it.
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    Re: Leaving BP cage dirty overnight

    Quote Originally Posted by threadgoode View Post
    Hi all, this might seem like a dumb question, but I'm trying to decide whether or not I can/should leave my BP's cage dirty overnight. It was feeding day and the room was dark, so I didn't notice the drop of poop and its surrounding ring of pee in the corner. I usually clean up asap, as she is on paper towels. But my girl is VERY sensitive after eating and I don't think now would be a good time to rattle around her cage trying to scoop out the waste. My main worry is all the bacteria that could grow between now and this morning when I'm sure she'll be okay with me intruding in her space. I don't wanna get her sick by leaving things filthy for too long. Should I just clean tomorrow or do it right away? Thanks in advance!

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    I clean as soon as they go, However of they eat then I wait 48hrs or 24 hrs if its one of the large snakes that flooded the enclosure.. no bacteria will form in that amount of time that will affect that animal negatively.


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