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Sponge Care

Post by Danik » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:46 pm

Hello all. I have a sponge in both of my water bowls. would it be better to just have water in the bowl or with the sponge? Also how would I go about cleaning my sponges?

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Re: Sponge Care

Post by piratetoothgir » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:16 pm

Hello! :)

IMO, sponges are unnecessary, and shouldn't be used. You can use them outside of water, but it's best not to use them.
If not cleaned properly, they can grow harmful bacteria, and it's a chore to clean them out each time you change the water.

I have some sponges hidden in a cork round, they may enjoy eating them :)
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Re: Sponge Care

Post by Danik » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:31 pm

Stella wrote:Hello! :)

IMO, sponges are unnecessary, and shouldn't be used. You can use them outside of water, but it's best not to use them.
If not cleaned properly, they can grow harmful bacteria, and it's a chore to clean them out each time you change the water.

I have some sponges hidden in a cork round, they may enjoy eating them :)

Can I use the sponges I already have for them to munch on or should I get some new ones? Can I lay them around or should I put them in something?

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Re: Sponge Care

Post by piratetoothgir » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:33 pm

Danik wrote: Can I use the sponges I already have for them to munch on or should I get some new ones? Can I lay them around or should I put them in something?
You’d have to squeeze the water out, and let them air dry. You can microwave them, or boil them. They have to be completely dry to be microwaved!

I just lay mine around, but you can put them in something if you’d like :)


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Re: Sponge Care

Post by Danik » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:37 pm

Stella wrote:
Danik wrote: Can I use the sponges I already have for them to munch on or should I get some new ones? Can I lay them around or should I put them in something?
You’d have to squeeze the water out, and let them air dry. You can microwave them, or boil them. They have to be completely dry to be microwave

I just lay mine around, but you can put them in something if you’d like :)


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Awesome thank you so much
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Post by piratetoothgir » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:38 pm

Your welcome!


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Re: Sponge Care

Post by aussieJJDude » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:33 pm

Stella wrote:
Danik wrote: Can I use the sponges I already have for them to munch on or should I get some new ones? Can I lay them around or should I put them in something?
You’d have to squeeze the water out, and let them air dry. You can microwave them, or boil them. They have to be completely dry to be microwaved!

I just lay mine around, but you can put them in something if you’d like :)


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No need to do all that work. Simply removing the sponge will suffice. Remember, natural sea sponges should be used as a snack, anything thats fake or dyed is best veing turffed.

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Re: Sponge Care

Post by piratetoothgir » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:54 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:
Stella wrote:
Danik wrote: Can I use the sponges I already have for them to munch on or should I get some new ones? Can I lay them around or should I put them in something?
You’d have to squeeze the water out, and let them air dry. You can microwave them, or boil them. They have to be completely dry to be microwaved!

I just lay mine around, but you can put them in something if you’d like :)


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No need to do all that work. Simply removing the sponge will suffice. Remember, natural sea sponges should be used as a snack, anything thats fake or dyed is best veing turffed.

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Oh, well that’s the way I always cleaned mine when I did use them, otherwise they shouldn’t be used in water :)


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