Hi! I currently cant provide humidity to my red footed tortoise due to a bug infestation within the substrate i used, i guess it attracted a ton of bugs. The owners who had him for 15 years before me never gave him humidity and hes survived this long so i dont know how bad this is actually affecting him. My family isnt too keen whatsoever in the humidity when the mindset that hes survived this long, he’ll be fine, but i cant help but worry. I currently am using astroturf as he never burrowed in his substrate we had and because of the bugs. If we have another bug infestation i might have to give him back to his previous owners but i cant do that because they gave him much worse care than i did. Any humidity alternatives or things i could do at all to help for now? Hes around 15 and has a bit of pyramiding. The vet i spoke to said he would be okay with astroturf and without humidity but i need other opinions. I cant do much considering im young but im doing the most i can for him right now. Would a humidifier work and if so would it cause mold or draw in bugs. I have seen mixed reviews on humidifiers and my family isnt too keen to that either but thats mostly all i can think of.
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