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    Thank you. You all have been so kind as you help. I wish I had found this group sooner so I wouldn't have wasted so much money. I can't upload a photo from my phone. I'll try later on the computer after kids are sleeping.
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    You are very welcome never hesitate to ask questions. Most of us actually enjoy helping others out and seeing other Leos
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaughman View Post
    Thank you. You all have been so kind as you help. I wish I had found this group sooner so I wouldn't have wasted so much money. I can't upload a photo from my phone. I'll try later on the computer after kids are sleeping.
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    Not sure if you know this, but the immune system of children are not well developed making them susceptible to salmonella. Keep the enclosure as far away from your baby as possible. Also best to use both gloves and hand washing after touching anything inside the enclosure. Best to prevent your kids from touching the leo or placing their hand in the enclosure all together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket4u View Post
    Hi,

    Not sure if you know this, but the immune system of children are not well developed making them susceptible to salmonella. Keep the enclosure as far away from your baby as possible. Also best to use both gloves and hand washing after touching anything inside the enclosure. Best to prevent your kids from touching the leo or placing their hand in the enclosure all together.
    I did hear that. I wash my hands before and after then use hand sanitizer. The tank is on a shelf so not anywhere the baby is and too high for my 5 year old to reach into. My son does hold him but only while supervised and does the same wash routine. Is that not enough?
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    From the sounds of it you are following a great routine with hand washing and such. One question though, what kind of soap are you washing with? The scented ones contain alcohol (for the fragrance) and with snakes, I know that can become an issue. Not sure if the same applies to Leos though.

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    No scents. Just regular antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer. I have sensitive skin so we use very few scented items. My son loves reptiles and wanted one for his birthday. We figured we would get one if he still wanted it in 6 months-a year and hadn't moved on. It will be fun for him to watch it grow. My husband loved the idea so we got a new family pet. I do all care but my son loves watching him eat and learn about him. I figure when he is older he can take over care. Right now he takes care of the dog.

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    That is great! I use regular anti-bacterial as well. Again, not sure if it helps Leos or not. That's really cool you are teaching your son to care for animals at a young age I got to do the same and it helped me learn what real responsibility is. Not just taking out the trash.

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    Thanks. I think it also helps him learn to think of others. He has to think about if she's(dog) hungry, thirsty, needs a bath, wants love or needs a walk. It also helps him process things like animal cruelty and bullying. I also don't plan on being his maid forever so he learns basic chores.
    What do you use to clean the tank? When I attatch the heat pad I won't be able to bleach everything. Right now the mat is taped to the bottom. I bleached everything before it went in the tank. And used a little soap and water for daily cleaning but I'm due for the first good weekly clean since we got him on Wednesday.
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    I know there's a thread on here about the different things you could clean a tank with, you could do a forum search and that might pop up some things. I know the pet stores sell the cage cleaner stuff.

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    I use 1:10 ratio of vinegar to distilled water. For example if I use 1 cup vinegar, I use 10 cups water. Then I use a drop or two of dawn dish soap and the distilled water. The soap helps eliminate the smell of vinegar faster. I let it air dry for a few hours after, while it dries he hangs out in his old tank.
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