What do you use to clean your reptile cages and can you use just 70% alcohol?
I usually use a mix of white vinegar and water. I stay away from any harsh chemicals since they can cause neurological problems in your animals. So I would say no to alcohol due to the fumes.
Here is a good video from Snake Discovery on the topic.
I use Chlorhexidine gluconate diluted with water. Brand name is Nolvasan, but the generic works just fine. Bonus with it is that if you dilute it a little more, it can also be used as an antiseptic soak for the animals, so I love its dual purpose!
I’m not sure if 70% isopropyl is effective enough on its own or if you would have to periodically use another cleaner. Somebody else might need to chime in for that part.
F10 Vet Cleaner,. It’s imported and becoming increasingly harder to find. A little goes a long way.
F10 as far as I know is not being imported to the US any longer.
Chlorhexidine is not the same as Novasan. Novasan kills viruses chlorhexidine does not, it’s also effective against a much wider array of bacteria as well. Novasan also lasts up to 2 days.
We use A-33, bleach and water, and Novasan. Just depends on what we are cleaning.
Reptile basics has one last shipment they are selling until it’s gone. A few other vendors offer it, large amounts have been hard to get for awhile. Just small bottles.
I also use F10SC. One of the top vet cleaners out there. Very good product.
You can find it off of Amazon if they still have it available.
I use Dawn dish soap and water, or for disinfecting away from the sink I use a product by Shaklee called Basic G. Dilute 1/2 fl oz per gallon I think and a bottle of concentrate will last you forever.