7 Easy Steps to Clean Reptile Carpet (With Pictures)- 2020

Easy-to-follow-Simple Steps on “How to clean reptile carpet” Instantly


Every people asks a lot ” How to clean reptile carpet ” but I wonder is there any particular formula on cleaning a reptile carpet or bearded dragon carpet? is there any difference? Well Today I am going  to share my friend’s cleaning process and steps that are more than easy to follow

 

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To maintain and continue, reptile’s good health, you also need to provide them a clean habitat with clean reptile carpet. Reptile’s fetal and urine contain viruses, fungi, and bacteria that can affect and harm your reptile health. Plus, they can also impact human health.

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Reptile carpet usually acts as a breeding ground for hazard health for them and carpets’ fiber can easily hold on to fecal matter and absorb urine. You should thoroughly wash and clean the carpet weekly or daily as they may cause harm to your pet and your health. 

This guide is to highlight all the possible ways on How to clean reptile carpet


The reptile’s carpet requires regular cleaning daily and should be disinfected weekly. Even If you’ve got a tight schedule on the weekend, cleaning the reptile carpet should never be compromised. Post: How to clean reptile carpet?

How to Clean Reptile Carpet


Cleaning a reptile carpet just requires few steps and can be done in minutes, if followed and applied thoroughly. 


Fortunately, I ‘v shared the 8 simple & easy steps that you can follow to clean your reptile carpet. And these steps will change the sentence from “How to clean reptile carpet” to “Easy to clean reptile carpet”. 

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  • Step 1


Firstly put on a mask to your face & gloves to your hand and Transfer your herp to another cage or area before you begin the cleaning process of the terrarium and carpet


  • Step 2


Secondly, pull the uneaten food and feces from the carpet with the help of paper towels, and dispose them in a garbage bag. Soak up all the liquids and urines from certain spots. Seal the garbage bag tightly and throw it outside in the dustbin.


  • Step 3


Thirdly, Take 1 tbsp of mild detergent and mix it up with 1 gallon of hot water in a bucket. Keep the detergent packet away from your children and pet reach, after mixing it up with the water.

  • Step 4


Fourthly, remove the carpet from the bottom and put it in the hot water and soak it up for at least 20 minutes or more, if it’s too dirty. 


Until the carpet is being soaked in the hot soapy water, get ready with a large piece of a garbage bag and a soft-bristle brush for the scrubbing process


  • Step 5


Fifth, Pull out the carpet from the bucket and squeeze out all the excess water into the bucket. Put it on the cut garbage age and start scrubbing one side of the carpet with your bristle in a circular motion. Dunk it in the water and repeat the process again for the other side.

  • Step 6


Now, before you place it on the bag, rinse the carpet properly, until you successfully removed all the soap residue and it appears clear without any soap-bubbles. Flush the dirty bucket’s water down the toilet drain and clean/ rinse the bucket with tap water properly. 


  • Step 7


Now you need to disinfect the carpet by applying a herp-safe disinfectant. Remember to apply the disinfectant to both sides of the carpet properly. You may ask why I need to apply a herp-safe disinfectant on the carpet after washing it? Actually, soapy hot water can’t alone fight and remove the fungi, viruses, and bacteria off from the carpet. 
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You can use the “Herp-safe disinfectant” that my friend has been using for 4 years. Follow the directions, mentioned in the product. 
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  • Step 8


Finally, set the cleaned reptile carpet aside to air dry. When it gets completely dry, return it to your retile’s terrarium. Wash your hands thoroughly with the help of a good hand sanitizer.


Congrats you are done with your reptile carpet and successfully made it! 


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Cleaning Tools and Accessories


Prepare the Cleaning tools and accessories to start a reptile carpet cleaning


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  • Rubber gloves & Face Mask


The first one you need has is rubber gloves and face mask, as it is necessary to keep yourself protected from bacterias when you will be cleaning the carpet by soaking up the urine and pulling up the uneaten foods and feces to throw into the garbage bag.

  • Backup Cage 


You may need a backup cage or a safe environment to relocate your herp/reptile before you begin the cleaning process of the carpet. Well, the cleaning of the carpet will last only for a few hours, it is not compulsory to have a backup cage, you could use a safe place or environment for a while.

  • Brush

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Yes, the third thing you need to have is a soft bristle brush. Why a soft one? well, you’ll be cleaning a carpet not a car, so it should the soft one. You need to scrub the carpet in a circular motion to clean off the dirty spots.
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  • Sponge


You should have at least a set of Sponge so that you can easily soak up the urine, and other bacterial liquids off the carpet. Reptile urine contains viruses, fungi, and bacteria that can affect and harm your reptile health. Plus, they are also fatal to human health.

  • Bucket and Hot water


You’ll need a bucket to clean the carpet. You can use any bucket, an old one left on the garage can also help. And the bucket needs to be filled with 1 gallon of hot water.

  • Mild Detergent

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Of course, you need to add it in the hot water and mix it well so that you can put it in the hot water and soak it up for at least 20 minutes or more if it’s too dirty.

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  • Paper Towels


A pack of paper towels will help you a lot in pulling the leftover, uneaten foods, and feces. Before you remove the carpet from the bottom, it is must to pull the uneaten foods and feces and throw it into the garbage


  • Garbage Bag


Before cleaning anything, we always need garbage, so here too you need to use a garbage bag. The uneaten food and feces from the carpet need to be disposed of in a garbage bag


  • Herp-safe disinfectant

Instantly Clean Reptile Carpet | 8 Simple Steps
Well, soapy hot water can’t alone fight and remove the fungi, viruses, and bacteria off from the carpet. You need to use the herp-safe disinfectant and luckily you can use a herp-safe disinfectant that my friend has been using for 4 years and you know what, it works amazingly. 
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Cleaning Schedule


Well, the timing and schedule totally depend on the habits and size of your reptile. Larger Reptiles require more work than smaller ones. To make the cleaning process easy, you may divide the process into two schedule –


  • Daily Cleaning


You will need to remove uneaten food, shed skin, spills, feces, and urates daily. By doing this regularly, it will make the weekly cleaning schedule more easy and less time consuming


  • Weekly Cleaning

It seems like you got an idea of how to clean reptile carpet!. You will need to disinfect the cage, food dishes, water dishes, decorations, substrate, and carpet – weekly. In this way, you will be successfully able to keep your herp healthy and happy and keep the environment clean, and attractive 


Can I machine wash reptile carpet?

Yes, you can but washing the carpet using soft bristle brush in hot soapy water is way more effective in cleaning the messiest than machine wash. It totally depends on you, how to want it to be cleaned but whatever you go for, it’s necessary to apply herp-safe disinfectant.


How do you disinfect a reptile cage?

You can easily disinfect a reptile cage by cleaning it thoroughly and applying a good herp-safe disinfectant. It’s not easy though but you can do it by following this effective guide “How To Clean A Reptile Cage” By – Backwater Reptiles Blog


How to clean bearded dragon carpet?

Hmm, you know what, there is no difference between cleaning a reptile’s carpet and bearded dragon carpet. Yeah, I do agree that bearded dragon carpet can be messy but the cleaning formula remains the same as above. 


Follow the steps and I guarantee you that you will master the “How to Clean Reptile Carpet”


Is it necessary to clean reptile carpet after every time he poops?


No, I don’t think so, my friend wash his reptile’s carpet once a week, And spot clean where he poops daily using a proper herp-safe disinfectant


Conclusion



Reptiles usually require special care and their habitat’s ( cage, carpet, etc) maintenance is necessary to maintain cleanliness. Their cage should be kept scrupulously clean, as reptiles are prone to skin and bacterial infections.

By following these easy-to-follow steps that I’ve shared above, you’ll be able to clean your reptile’s carpet instantly and master the “How to Clean Reptile Carpet“.

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94% of pet owners say their animal pal makes them smile more than once a day. I love animals and the more boys I meet, the more I love my dogs. In 2007, I realized that I was made for saving Animals. Caring for animals is not What I do, it's who I am. My father is a Veterinarian and I think every pet deserves great Veterinarian. I started this blog "InPetCare" in 2019 with my father and expecting to help people and their furry friends as much as I can.

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