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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Making tap water safe for my lizard

If I leave a jug of tap water out over night, will that make it safe for my lizard to drink?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 11:23 PM
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My Leo has never had treated water. Just plain old tap all her life.
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It's not any safer after 24 hours than using it right out of the tap.
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My Leo has never had treated water. Just plain old tap all her life.
You have just filled her water bowl with tap water? I have been giving mine bottled water but I figured I would just start giving him aged tap water...

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Yup! She is 12, so t can't be that bad. We have imo really high quality tap water here. Also remember that they are a lot bigger and don't live in water like fish, so they are not as sensitive.
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Leaving it out only dechlorinates it if your water authority uses chlorine. If they use chloramine, it does no good.

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What if I put a drop of prime in it?

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Not sure. Probably fine. Like I said, mine (and the two I take care of at school) are just fine with straight tap water. I know that you can buy ater conditioner specifically for reptiles.
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Not sure. Probably fine. Like I said, mine (and the two I take care of at school) are just fine with straight tap water. I know that you can buy ater conditioner specifically for reptiles.
I am worried that my tap water isnt as good as yours though...I am just going to keep giving him spring water...

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My guess is that because it's for drinking and not for living in, that it's probably fine. But really, it's a question more suited for a reptile forum where people with experience with your specific animal could answer and not risk killing your pet!

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