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Best Thermometer and Hygrometer?

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  1. itty06

    itty06 New Member

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    Trying to order a cost effective thermometer any hygrometer to keep track of temperatures for my leopard tortoise. Please help! So many choices, I can't seem to make a decision
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    @Sterant, can you use two of these sensors simultaneously, or do you need to really? I have a 4 by 2 OVC enclosure, I was thinking of monitoring cold side and basking area.
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    I've tried a couple of different types...

    Recently I bought a few of these:

    Inkbird IBS-TH1 PLUS Wireless Temperature and Humidity Monitor Thermometer and Hygrometer for Android and iOS Phone Used for Brewing Meat Plant Cigar Storage https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DQNFJVL/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20

    And one of these:

    Govee Wireless Thermometer Hygrometer, Mini Bluetooth Humidity and Temperature Sensor with Data Export for iOS Android, Temp Humidity Monitor with Alert for House Wine Cigar Living Room Baby Room https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R586J37/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20

    I think they all work roughly the same....

    Jamie
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    Manufacturer confirmed you can use multiple sensors, although I am not sure I need more than one. Will start with one and take it from there.
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    @jsheffield, thank you for the reply. The Govee is even cheaper and seems really slick. Based on what I see on Amazon, you don't need any external probes with it, you just place that white sensor where you want to.
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    I have the inkbirds that are bluetooth. The wifi is a little more. I have one in the warm and one in th cool end just to be over careful!
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    Sterant Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Sorry - just now seeing your question. You can use multiple in one enclosure for sure, but I think that enclosure might be too small to get a significant variation in temps from one end to the other. I prefer sampling temperatures under the basking lamp with an infrared thermometer. Dan
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    That is solid advice, I like it and come to think of it, I think you are 100% right. I do have an infrared thermometer and I can occasionally check under the basking light, while this will be great for overall monitoring.
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I use some digital thermometer/humidity gauges that I find at the garden department at either Home Depot or Lowes.
    They do not have a sensor. But they work well for my closed chambers or in incubators.
    I apply velcro to the back and stick them on the glass.
    They last a long time. Seem to be water resistant and cost about $10
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