How to Clean a Bearded Dragon Tank?


Bearded dragons are a popular pet reptile, and it's easy to see why. These fascinating animals are intelligent, friendly, and full of character. But if you own a bearded dragon, you are also responsible for keeping their living space clean. Keeping their tank clean and in good shape is one of the most important parts of taking care of a bearded dragon. A dirty tank can cause your pet health problems, bad smells, and an unattractive look. 

In this blog, we'll show you how to clean a bearded dragon's tank, including what tools and methods you'll need to do a thorough and safe job. Plus, we'll show you our best-selling Reptizoo 120 Gallon Reptile Tank, made with the comfort and safety of your bearded dragon. Whether you have a bearded dragon for the first time or have had one before, this guide will help you give your pet a clean and healthy place to live.

Here's Our Most Popular Bearded Dragon Tank:

Bearded dragons can live in our 120-gallon reptile tank with a waterproof bottom and sliding door. It has two wire mesh covers on top to let air in and a waterproof bottom so that leaks or spills won't hurt your floors. The sliding door makes it easy to get into the tank and clean it, and the large size gives your bearded dragon plenty of space to move around and explore.

how to clean a bearded dragon's tank

When it comes to putting together your Reptizoo 120 Gallon Reptile Tank, we have you covered. Our tank is easy to put together because it comes with clear, easy-to-follow instructions. We also have a wide range of accessories and decorations that can help you make your bearded dragon's home comfortable and interesting. From rocks for basking to climbing vines, our products are made to meet the needs of your reptile.

Reptizoo is dedicated to selling high-quality reptile products that meet the needs of both pets and their owners. You can be sure that your bearded dragon will have a clean, comfortable, and stimulating home with our Reptizoo 120 Gallon Reptile Tank and a variety of cleaning supplies and accessories.

Cleaning Supplies:

You will need a few things before you can start cleaning your bearded dragon's tank:

  • Reptile-safe cleaner or disinfectant spray
  • Warm water
  • Bucket Scrub brush
  • Towels or paper towels
  • Rubber gloves

How to Clean a Bearded Dragon's Tank Step by Step:

Step 1: Take Your Bearded Dragon Out:

 The first step in cleaning your bearded dragon's tank is to take your bearded dragon out and put it somewhere safe. You can keep your bearded dragon in a pet carrier or a separate tank while you clean its home.

Step 2: Take out decorations and substrate.

 Take out any decorations, hiding places, and substrate from the tank and put them in a separate container. Make sure to shake the decor to get rid of any extra substrate or dirt.

Step 3: Scrub the Bearded Dragon Tank. 

Use a scrub brush, warm water, and a cleaner or disinfectant spray that is safe for reptiles to scrub the inside of the tank. Make sure to pay close attention to any corners or spaces under decorations where trash may have gathered.

Step 4: Rinse and dry of Bearded Dragon Tank: 

After scrubbing the tank, thoroughly rinse it with warm water to get rid of any leftover cleaner or disinfectant. Use paper towels or a clean cloth to dry the tank.

Step 5: Clean the Bearded Dragon Tank's decor and substrate. 

Use warm water and a cleaner or disinfectant spray that is safe for reptiles to clean any reptile decor or hiding places. Before putting them back in the tank, wash them well and let them dry completely. If you are using a loose substrate, you should get a new one.

Step 6: Clean the water and food bowls.

 Use warm water and a cleaner or disinfectant spray that is safe for reptiles to clean and disinfect your bearded dragon's water and food bowls. Before putting them back in the tank, wash them well and let them dry.

Step 7:Check the Bearded Dragon Tank's temperature and humidity .

Check the temperature and humidity of the tank before putting your bearded dragon back in it to make sure they are in the right range. Bearded dragons need a warm spot in their tank between 100 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit and a cooler side between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity level should stay between 30 and 40%

Step 8: Put Your Bearded Dragon Back in Its Reptile Habitat: 

Put your bearded dragon back in its home when the tank is clean and dry.


Advice on how to make it easier:

  • Keep all of your cleaning supplies in order and easy to get to.
  • Use a small dustpan and a brush to clean up loose substrate or debris.
  • Use a checklist to ensure you don't miss any steps when cleaning and putting everything back together.

You might want to use a tool that can do more than one thing, like a snake hook, to move decorations around in the tank without having to stick your hands in.

How to Keep a Bearded Dragon Tank Clean:

There are a few easy things you can do between deep cleanings to keep your bearded dragon's tank clean:

  • Spot clean often by getting rid of trash and leftover food as soon as you can.
  • To stop bacteria from growing, change the water and food bowls every day.
  • Clean the surfaces often with a cleaner that is safe for reptiles.
  • Use a disinfectant spray safe for reptiles once a week to help stop harmful bacteria from growing.

As for how often to deep clean the tank, it's usually recommended to do so once a month or as needed based on the size of the tank and the number of bearded dragons living in it. But if you notice that your bearded dragon is sick or acting strangely, you may need to deep clean the tank more often. Your bearded dragon can live in a clean and healthy environment if you take care of it and keep it in good shape.


Cleaning a bearded dragon's tank is important and should be done often to keep your pet healthy and happy. Keeping your bearded dragon's home clean and safe is easy if you follow the steps in this article. It's also important to use high-quality products, like the 120 Gallon Reptile Tank with Waterproof Bottom and Sliding Door Terrarium, to make cleaning easier and more effective.

Always put your pet's health and well-being first, and if you have any questions or concerns about how to care for them, talk to a vet or reptile expert.

References and Citations

When writing about how to take care of bearded dragons, it's important to use accurate and trustworthy sources. Here are some citations and references that back up the information in this blog:

  1. The Humane Society of the United States has a book called <<Bearded Dragon Care>>, This detailed guide goes over everything you need to know about caring for a bearded dragon, from setting up the tank to feeding and cleaning it.
  2. The American Veterinary Medical Association has a guide called Cleaning Your Reptile's Habitat. This article tells you how to clean reptile habitats and gives you essential safety tips to remember.
  3. "Lighting and Temperature Guide for Bearded Dragons" by ReptiFiles explains why bearded dragons need the right amount of light and temperature, which can affect their overall health and well-being.
  4. PetMD's "How to Set Up a Bearded Dragon Tank" - This step-by-step guide tells you everything you need to know about the substrate, decorations, and lighting when setting up a bearded dragon tank.

If you use reliable sources, you can be sure that you're giving your bearded dragon the best care possible. Also, if you have any questions or concerns about your pet's health, it's always a good idea to talk to a vet specializing in reptiles. Your bearded dragon can live a long and happy life in a clean and healthy environment if you take good care of it.

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