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Best Thermometer and Hygrometer?

itty06

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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
 

cdumitru78

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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.
 

cdumitru78

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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, 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.
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
 

cdumitru78

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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
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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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
 

Blackdog1714

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Could you use a meat thermometer to measure the temperature accurately?
No. It is not precise at all. The laser temp gun is a bare necessity for torts. I am setting up the bigger indor enclosure for my baby leopard and it helps with laying out the lights and heat to create the zones.
 

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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
I second the inkbird. with its bluetooth capability I check temps and humidity anytime without hovering over the tort.
 

LetsTacoBoutTorts

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I also use the Govee, with wifi. So far, it has worked as expected. You can view logs & trends with the humidity & temp. It also has an alarm you can set, so if the temp or humidity level goes above or below your designated setting, it sends a notification to your cell, no matter where you are. Extremely easy to set up & use. I've been very pleased with it. Bought from Amazon.
 

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