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Humidity?

Discussion in 'Tortoise FAQs - New and need help?' started by drowningindemons, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. drowningindemons

    drowningindemons New Member

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    Im planning on making my tort a enclosure out of a bookshelf. But how do i keep it humid? Can you buy a humidifyer thingie? How do i make sure its humid in there. Help please . Oh And the tort breed is a redfooted tortiose
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    An open top is real hard to keep humid. I have a reptifogger and it works pretty good for my enclosed chamber. Some people construct tents over their enclosures too.
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    You can do like this. 0531150808.jpg
    Mine is a table but shelve would be the same thing. It is just a simple frame covered with plastic. Not super pretty, but very effective. I keep the substrate moist and maintain 70 to 85 percent humidity.
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    Hardware stores will cut a piece of plexiglass for you pretty cheap...That way you can water the substrate like you do a plant. OH! line the bookshelf with plastic so the moisture doesn't hurt the wood.
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    A very warm welcome to the forum.

    Please read the threads on humidity. Good luck.
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    drowningindemons New Member

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    That is the cutest thing love it!
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    Simple and effective, cheap too, if not too aesthetically pleasing.
    I love it.
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    IMG_3487.JPG I use a raised garden bed with a greenhouse cover. I lined it with plastic and when I need to access the inside I just unzip the cover. It has been awesome. Humidity never goes below 80%.
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    I recommend against this. You will be fighting yourself the whole time. Take the time to build or buy a closed chamber and it will be eaiser and cheaper for you, and much better for your tortoise.
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