Help and advice on shopping for: Reptile Hygiene
Protect your reptiles from bacteria and viruses
Reptile hygiene is one of the most important things contributing to your pet’s health and wellbeing. We have a fantastic range of reptile safe products from leading brands like HabiStat, ProRep and Vetark, to help you take even better care of your scaly friend without breaking the bank.
What are reptile hygiene products?
Reptile hygiene products are designed to help keep your reptile, amphibian or invertebrate free of bacteria and viruses. Animals can be much more susceptible to some diseases, especially if they come from outside of their native habitat. Just like protecting against human diseases, the best tools are disinfectants, the safe removal of waste and a balanced diet of vitamins and minerals.
Why should I buy reptile hygiene products?
Good hygiene helps to promote the health and happiness of any animal. It ensures that your pet is exposed to as few diseases as possible and has a much lower chance of becoming ill - potentially extending its lifespan. As a reptile keeper, the hygiene of the animals in your care is one of your core responsibilities.
What are the main types of reptile hygiene products?
The reptile hygiene product range can be divided into four types of products;disinfectants, hand gels, sand scoops and mite treatments. Disinfectants are animal-safe anti-bacterial sprays that are used to clean an enclosure and decor. Hand gels are sanitisers used to prevent reptile keepers and their pets from transmitting bacteria and viruses to each other. Sand scoops are used to remove waste from dry substrates. Mite treatments are various solutions used to deal with invasive mites within your enclosure.
What should I look for?
When choosing hygiene products for your reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates the key is to ensure that you are meeting the needs of your pet. Make sure you do plenty of research into the hygiene of other pets from the same species and gain a full understanding of what is right for your animals.