Cleaning the Terrarium

Bien entendu, le temps à consacrer tous les jours au nettoyage d'un terrarium dépend beaucoup de l'espèce et du nombre d'animaux. Les serpents, qui ne sont nourris que toutes les 2 ou 3 semaines, ou les animaux solitaires font en général nettement moins de saleté que des animaux qui doivent être nourris tous les jours ou ceux en grands groupes, par exemple un élevage de grenouilles, qui oblige souvent à soigner des centaines de têtards.

A terrarium should not be overloaded with decorative objects to the point of confusion and the fittings and decorations should be practical and removable so that a terrarium can be kept cleanwithout difficulty.

The growth on the glass panes of aquarium tanks for aquatic amphibians e.g. axolotl or clawed frogs can be removed by algae magnets, JBL Floaty II , or door handle cleaners or JBL Aqua-T Handy , similar to a fish tank. JBL’s microfibre cloth (& sponge), JBL WishWash vous rendra de très bons services ici parce qu'elle absorbe la saleté, sans l'étaler. Dans les terrariums secs, les restes de nourriture desséchés et les excréments pourront être facilement aspirés ou encore collectés avec une pince JBL ProScape Tool P straight and tongs such as JBL CombiFix . In wetland terrariums, they usually have to be “scooped out” with some surrounding substrate. Excrement sticking to decorative objects can usually be removed with a brush under hot water. The glass panes should not be cleaned with aggressive chemicals, as residues can cause poisoning. A brush, sponges, blade cleaners and luke-warm water will do to remove any subborn dirt. Unsightly limescale rings should be removed with gentle “biological” cleaners such as JBL Clean T glass cleaner.

Only a few minutes cleaning each day are adequate to guarantee proper hygienic conditions for your pets in their terrarium or aquarium. If cleaning is put off too long, the terrarium or aquarium may have to be emptied completely and re-filled, and there may even be unnecessary losses.

The usual cleaning procedure for aquariums should be followed for larger-sized water tanks, both with and without a waterfall in a rainforest terrarium.

© 28.10.2017
Heiko Blessin
Heiko Blessin
Dipl.-Biologe

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