Humidity

bozotony

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I live in Florida and the humidity during the day ranges from 50-60%, and 70-80% from like 7 pm to 9 am. My tortoise is a redfoot and i know their humidity has to be around 80%. How do i keep his humidity high during the day when my enclosure is outdoors? I spray down his enclosure but it dries quickly mid day and im afraid he will get shell rot due to wet substrate. I do have a humid hide which he stays in all day (it’s humidity is 90%+ and its coco fiber substrate in it). the coco fiber also doesnt feel soaking wet, its just moist. Is this ok? Will he get shell rot from the moist coco fiber in the humid hide? Will he get pyramiding or mdb due to the enclosure outside the humid hide being dry? If so, what do i do to maintain an all around humidity in the enclosure?
 

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I live in Florida and the humidity during the day ranges from 50-60%, and 70-80% from like 7 pm to 9 am. My tortoise is a redfoot and i know their humidity has to be around 80%. How do i keep his humidity high during the day when my enclosure is outdoors? I spray down his enclosure but it dries quickly mid day and im afraid he will get shell rot due to wet substrate. I do have a humid hide which he stays in all day (it’s humidity is 90%+ and its coco fiber substrate in it). the coco fiber also doesnt feel soaking wet, its just moist. Is this ok? Will he get shell rot from the moist coco fiber in the humid hide? Will he get pyramiding or mdb due to the enclosure outside the humid hide being dry? If so, what do i do to maintain an all around humidity in the enclosure?
sorry i posted this in the wrong thread, will repost in proper thread.
 

TammyJ

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I live in Florida and the humidity during the day ranges from 50-60%, and 70-80% from like 7 pm to 9 am. My tortoise is a redfoot and i know their humidity has to be around 80%. How do i keep his humidity high during the day when my enclosure is outdoors? I spray down his enclosure but it dries quickly mid day and im afraid he will get shell rot due to wet substrate. I do have a humid hide which he stays in all day (it’s humidity is 90%+ and its coco fiber substrate in it). the coco fiber also doesnt feel soaking wet, its just moist. Is this ok? Will he get shell rot from the moist coco fiber in the humid hide? Will he get pyramiding or mdb due to the enclosure outside the humid hide being dry? If so, what do i do to maintain an all around humidity in the enclosure?
Can you post some pictures?
 

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A six inch red foot should be living in a large enclosure made on the ground with lots of plants and shade cover. There should be a heated night box for cooler nights and rainy days, In your climate, humidity is not an issue for a larger outdoor living rf.
 

bozotony

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A six inch red foot should be living in a large enclosure made on the ground with lots of plants and shade cover. There should be a heated night box for cooler nights and rainy days, In your climate, humidity is not an issue for a larger outdoor living rf.
ill get some plants, is lowes a good place to get plants?? or do they contain pesticides n stuff
 

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ill get some plants, is lowes a good place to get plants?? or do they contain pesticides n stuff
Any store bough plant is grown with systemic pesticides that last a year. You have to grow your own from seed or cuttings from long established plants, or transplant existing plants and move them where you want them.
 

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Any store bough plant is grown with systemic pesticides that last a year. You have to grow your own from seed or cuttings from long established plants, or transplant existing plants and move them where you want them.
ok will do
 

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