Best disinfecting method??

Eeviethegecko

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I have Chlorhexidine as a disinfectant for my leopard gecko’s tank and decor, but it doesn’t kill everything, So is there a combination of disinfectants that do? Or is Chlorhexidine enough?
Thanks!!
 

acpart

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What is it that you want to kill? With geckos and in life, if we eliminate every possible germ we also reduce our ability to develop resistance to germs. When I clean my cages I use water, then hydrogen peroxide, then vinegar (spraying each and wiping each application up after 30 seconds. Everyone is fine except for the fact that they're all crypto positive, but there's nothing I could have done in terms of disinfecting to prevent that unfortunately.

Aliza
 

Eeviethegecko

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I am sorry to hear your geckos have crypto My Leo actually has pinworm (from breeder) that I am treating. I am trying to prevent that from happening again the best I can. I have just tried wiping down the glass and hides with water & dawn dish soap and then with Chlorhexidine.
 

acpart

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Hopefully that will work out for you. Also, as soon as you see poop, remove it and clean the spot where the poop was with hydrogen peroxide.

Aliza
 

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