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    For those of you who use Coco Fiber, how exactly do you thoroughly clean enclosures?

    Itís like dirt, do you scoop it out and then vacuum around the corners? I previously used cypress mulch but have moved some where that itís much more expensive to buy. I tried paper towels and news papers but I just donít like using them as much because when my snakes tip there water it just soaks everything so I went with the coco fiber. Advice?

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    I use a shopvac for my large glass tank. If there's a lot of wet clumps sometimes I will scoop it out first with a small dustpan. But if it's mostly dry I just vaccuum it out. My tubs are easy enough to just dump most times.

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    Re: For those of you who use Coco Fiber, how exactly do you thoroughly clean enclosur

    I spot clean when necessary. If it's generally dry poop or urites, I just use my hand and then clean my hands afterward. Before putting my hand in, I use hand sanitizer which I keep next to my enclosures (though probably not necessary).

    Of it's a messy or wet cleanup, I might put on gloves but I use paper towels to clean up, and discard and substrate that's affected. I'm not stingy on the substrate, so sometimes I get rid of a little more than necessary. After cleanup, if it left any stains I would just spray some water and cleans best I can with a paper towel.

    Once a month I do a deeper clean... where I dump out all the substrate, clean the inside of the enclosure using F10 (properly diluted), anything inside, and then put fresh substrate in there.

    I do it once a month, though lately I've done it every few months die to my own free time. I don't think it's necessary to do it once a month, but that's what I do.

    Of note... if I have any open cuts or wounds on my hands, I usually use gloves. I've heard horror stories with bacteria of people sticking open wounded hands into fish tanks and reptile a closures, so I just try to be on the safe side. I have no direct knowledge of this, bit it's just my way of trying be safe.
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    Re: For those of you who use Coco Fiber, how exactly do you thoroughly clean enclosur

    Forgot to add... I do have a hand vac dedicated to the snake enclosures, that I use when doing the deep clean.
    0.1 Mexican Black Kingsnake (Tynee)
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    - Black Milk Snake
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    - Rhino Rat Snake
    - Thai Bamboo Rat Snake
    - Western Hognose
    - Kenyan Sand Boa

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