It’s important to clean your reptile tank décor properly, and it’s vital to make sure your cleaning solution and container used for cleaning are separate from other items like food containers or dishes you use.
To clean most reptile décor, use gloves and wash each item in hot, soapy water, using a sponge or soft cloth to scrub away debris, food and feces. Rinse everything well with water. Next, disinfect the reptile gear using water and 1/2 cup of bleach for every gallon of water. It’s best to have goggles on for this process. Soak the reptile décor in the solution for 10-minutes for plastic items.
To clean wood hides for reptiles, soak porous wooden objects in a veterinary disinfectant for longer than 10-minutes to allow full penetration of the disinfectant. Remove all items from bleach solution and rinse everything with clean water thoroughly. Let air dry before placing back in the reptile habitat.