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Old 25-11-2012, 07:39 PM
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Default Changing water

I don't know if its just me but every post i see on american forums about water change, they seem to say "we change our water every 3 -4 days" some even claim to change it once a week. Maybe its the same here but i certainly change my water daily. Anyone else disagree with leaving water unchanged for this amount of time?
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Old 25-11-2012, 07:56 PM
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Not at all, mine is changed weekly unless its empty or is full of defecate.

These species dont need moddy coddling, they've survived millions of years without our help and have drank from swamps/rivers etc which contain poop, carcasses and its never affected them. So for me I dont change daily, many do but I never have.

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Old 25-11-2012, 08:15 PM
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Every day for me in the evening for the snakes lizards ever morning, due to if they are nocturnal or not, as I'm not a morning person very clumsy when i wake up (530am) and the water goes everywhere from the viv to sink, sink to viv

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Old 25-11-2012, 08:51 PM
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I change the water every evening
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Old 25-11-2012, 09:23 PM
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every day for me, or atleast try.. definatly 5/6 times a week though
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Old 25-11-2012, 11:08 PM
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i change mine every day, is it common for people to use bottled water i don't but ive seen people who have i think it was on youtube
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Old 26-11-2012, 12:28 AM
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I think you'll find the people with less than 4 water bowls to change always say every day.
Once you get quite a few animals it's simply not feasible to do it every day unless you have nothing better to do but most of us do, and it's not really necessary.
I change mind when it's needed. Maybe 3 days, could be 9 days.

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Old 26-11-2012, 09:00 AM
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I aim to change mine twice a week but sometimes its only once depending on if i forget or not or sometimes more often if they poop in it. I do have 8 large/deep cat litter trays to wash and scrub and a couple of big ceramic dog bowls. If i had only a few snakes then i would probably do it every 2 days.

Mine have tap would be too expensive to buy bottled seeing as i get through around 5 big buckets when i fill em back up
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Old 26-11-2012, 09:14 AM
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I do my waters every 2/3 days unless its been knocked over or is empty in the mean time.
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Old 26-11-2012, 09:47 AM
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I do them when they need doing, maybe every 4-5 days? My beardie doesn't drink an awful lot and prefers to have a drink in the bath and the snake has a huge water bowl so it doesn't often need topping up.
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