Lemon, Salt & Vinegar…Oh my!
We all know the likes of Lemon juice and White Vinegar have antibacterial properties. It’s something handed down by generations of Grandmothers for good reason.
But please……..Stop using Vinegar. Salt. Lemon Juice. And Jedi mind tricks as your goto setup disinfectant.
They don’t even kill the likes of E. coli.
Other worthy mentions are Habistat Bactericidal. Vetark Tamodine-E. ZooMed WipeOut, and Safe4.
And leave stuff smelling wonderful. But certainly not germ free. Which is what we are trying to do. Not give your reptile an aromatherapy treatment
They don’t even kill the likes of E. coli. And Salmonella kill results are negligible, due to contact time and dilution ratios .
Even with the likes of F10SC. Its all about contact time.
You spray some decor, or surface and then wipe it instantly, you are not going to kill much at all.
So please. Use a proper Reptile safe cleaner.
I do use these products, but only on my glass setups, to get those pesky water marks off the glass. For this task they work great due to the acidic properties eating through the stains.
Any of these plants and foods that actually DO heal and have noticeable benefit, have already become medication. Thanks to science 😀
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Featuring articles on many species within,
Practical Reptile Keeping magazine (some linked on site as .pdf files).
Canadian Hobbyist magazine.
Also, Reptile/Amphibian blog article writer for;
Northampton Reptile Centre
Exotic Direct (links on this site)
Public talker at Reptile meetings, for various organisations.
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Reptile Reports – “Lizard Personality of the year” 2016 – 2017