I spent an hour yesterday scrubbing Grendel's cage, and replacing the cypress mulch I had been keeping him on with aspen. It was too hard to see poop in the cypress, and though I spot-clean frequently, it still tended to get really stinky in there because I would miss spots. Hopefully the aspen will fix that.
Once his cage was all clean, I did not feel like putting him away...he is freshly shed and feels like silk in my hands, and he is looking just exceptional right now...so we took a walk down a local trail where there is a nice spot for photos. I got a ton of gorgeous photos, and I got to chat with some nice people walking by, who were all fascinated by him. We go there regularly for pictures, and I have surprisingly never gotten a negative comment about him there...I think he is just so gorgeous that even non-snake people are impressed. ^_^
Here is his nice clean cage...not a very good shot, but it is hard to get the whole thing in the frame.