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Doozer

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I just realized, after being in the hobby for 6+ months, that I don't recall hearing or reading about whether tap water with small amounts of chlorine is ok for my buddies, or should i be using bottled water.
 

Phil

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I just use cooled down boiled water from the kettle. Make yourself a brew and then leave a little water for your furry friends. Job done :)
 

Brachyfan

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I just fill up a cup and leave it in my t cabinet. I use syringes to water and have one of those too. If I run out mid watering I just use non chlorinated spring water which I use for all my reptiles. But think about it...what is the water they drink in the wild like? No water cleansing plants there:)
 

Phil

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cooled down boiled water has never failed me. But that's just my preference.
 

Jess S

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When I bought my first T's I gave them all straight up tap water for a couple months because I hadn't even thought about added chemicals (none suffered for it as far as I can tell). As said above, chlorine disappates fast, even quicker in heat (per Phil using cooled boiled water). When I started questioning it like you, I started using boiled water, then tap water which had been stood in a bottle for a day or so, now they just get cooled boiled water out my kettle because it's convenient.
 

Phil

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When I bought my first T's I gave them all straight up tap water for a couple months because I hadn't even thought about added chemicals (none suffered for it as far as I can tell). As said above, chlorine disappates fast, even quicker in heat (per Phil using cooled boiled water). When I started questioning it like you, I started using boiled water, then tap water which had been stood in a bottle for a day or so, now they just get cooled boiled water out my kettle because it's convenient.
exactly :)
I fill up spray bottles in the morning after my last brew of the night. Use that for misting and filling water dishes.
 

Brachyfan

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So does boiling water remove the chlorine?
I would say yes even though I am not 100% sure it is the act of boiling that does it. I know from vet advice that leaving it in a cup overnight will dechlorinate tap water. I would be more concerned with stuff like fluoride personally.
 
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