im trying to get as much humidity in my viv as possiblei have an exoterra hygrometer(placed at the basking spot) and cant seem to get the humidity to the 70% doesnt matter how many times i mist him, i also have a bath at the hot end of the viv and his water bowl at the cool end, does anyone have any tips on getting the humidity up to that 70%
That's a really hard number to reach for a lot of people. The Exoterra brand is not very accurate so don't depend on that one. Get something digital. The ones that are indoor/outdoor w/hygrometer works well...but you need the whole thing in the viv. The probe does not measure humidity.
How big is your viv? Is it glass, screen, mesh or a combo?
hi there i had problem like this with my viv when i built it first of it was a combo of wood construction with a mesh panel on front i could not get the humidity up till i changed the mesh for plexiglass now instead of 35 humidiy i get 75 so i gess that you need to look close a your vivs construction and think of any place that heat or humidity can escape
I have recently moved my 5-month old iguana to an cage-style enclosure, which I have been warned about because of humidity and heat loss. I would really like to build something bigger and more permanent, but I will be moving soon and it just makes no sense to me to build something I will have to tear apart in the next 3 months. I have a humidifyer in the room where I keep my little one, which keeps the humidity between 60 and 90% in that room. As for heat, I bought a 150 watt infrared bulb yesterday that should throw plenty of heat into my enclosure. I will report back with temperature settings this evening.
Iguanas are either small dragons or dinosaurs... I'm not sure which, but both are equally cool ; )