Daily Tasks

There are a few tasks that must be completed on a daily basis, regardless if Lexi needs fed that day or not. The following should be done any time that is convenient, as long as it is done every day during Lexi's stay.

Water Check

Water does not often need changed on days where Lexi is not fed, but there are a few situations or circumstances that may call for a water change. If there is a visible amount of water, and the water is not dirty, then the water does not need to be touched that day.

If the water is dirty, or about to dry up, then it does need to be refilled. To refill the water, first empty any remaining water and debris in a sink, and spray down the water dish with the provided cleaning solution, and wipe the dish dry with a paper towel. Afterward, use the provided bottle of treated water to re-fill the dish.

If you have run out of treated water, please refer to the emergency guide.

Spot Cleaning

Since Lexi does not eat every day, she does not need cleaned up after every day. She usually will choose one spot in the enclosure as a "bathroom," which makes spot cleaning easy. If you see any waste, then it should be cleaned up when noticed.

To clean up after Lexi, grab a paper towel, and use it to remove the waste. Using another towel, spray the provided cleaner onto the towel and wipe the tile or decoration clean.

If the dirty decoration is flexible like a plant or reptile hammock, then it can be removed and sprayed directly with the cleaner. But, if cleaner is sprayed directly onto a surface, be sure to allow the cleaner to dry completely before replacing it, as the cleaner can irritate Lexi's skin, eyes, and nose.

Temperature Check

Lexi primarily gains body heat through the heat mat, located on the right-hand side of the enclosure. To make sure that the thermostat is set properly, and the probe remains intact, the temperature must be checked daily.

Use the provided infrared thermometer to check the surface temperature of the tile inside the warm hide. As long as the laser is pointing directly onto the tile, the temperature of the tile is being read. The temperature should be between 89 and 92 degrees Fahrenheit. The tile will not be heated evenly, so if at least one spot reaches that temperature, then that is fine. Lexi will use the cooler spots to remain comfortable, if the warmest point is too hot.

If the tile is over 93 degrees, check the thermostat probe beneath the enclosure to make sure that it is still in place. If it is not, use the provided roll of duct tape in the emergency kit to reattach it to the glass. If the probe is still in place, reduce the temperature on the thermostat by a few degrees to regulate the temperature.

If the thermostat is not working, then refer to the emergency guide section on power outages with instructions for how to use the provided emergency heat packs.