Theres no space for me to vote. Should be a NEVER box. Yoshi hangs out in my living room mostly above a 6' long indoor pond with many plants and things and i never really see any poop. Guess the fish eat it or their filters pick it up. Sometimes i'll spot some on a window or floor, have to clean that before the wife spots it.
I'm a neat freak, and perfectionist. It tends to irritate me because its almost OCD like. I keep all of my reptiles enclosure clean all the time. I just can't help but keep them clean. I think they need a support group for me.
I pick out poops when I see them, wipe the floor after taking out dead leaves or corpses if there's any. Fill mister and spray bottle every 3 days.
Will do a thorough clean once a month. Plants out to be rinsed and washed down with anti bac soap solution. He poops in his plants as he's so small at the mo. The rest of the cage with vines etc intact will be 'showered'. Will wipe round with anti bac soap solution then rinse again.
Have only had Simba for 3 weeks, so first major clean will be in a week. Need to get a plant to put him in while I clean.
Don't reckon he'll be speaking to me afterwards!!! LOL (or during for that matter!!!)
I just got my first chameleon (veiled) last week and he is great. We named him Rodney Dangerfield due to his eyes.
I need to get in there and clean his cage but Im afraid I'm going to stress him out. I've been doing everything NOT to stress him out.
Some people have mentioned putting him in another plant while cleaning. Is there any thing I should watch out for?
ALSO- I need to put a cork back ground in the cage because he can see his refelction on the back glass. It says I have to have him out of the cage for 24 hours while the glue dries. Where should I put him?
I do basic cleaning each night. I remove all insects from the enclosure, clean up any feces I see, wipe down the inside base thoroughly. Weekly I take the indoor enclosures outside and clean them thoroughly.
I built the enclosure..23x20x47 inches. It's basically a wooden frame with mesh all around.
Lifted from the floor with an open ish buttom. One big ficus inside and a smaller one beside it. A bucket underneath to collect the water and drawn the escaped crickets!;-)
I empty the bucket twice a week and I wash it with hot water and bleach, put the plants in the shower and wash them wit hot water and vinegar and/or antibacterial soap, once a week.
My two females get fed every other day and poop about twice a week ... I leave paper towels lining the cage and swap em weekly ... It makes for easy clean up and it reduces puddling from the auto-msiting
If you don't let the soil dry up, yes. The soil in my terraria is as humid as you'd find it in a forest. Dead leaves and chameleon poop are broken down by small organisms similar to those that would occur in a chameleon's natural habitat. I never use any plant nutrition and almost never have to clean a terrarium.