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    Re: Humidity levels

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    Does anyone recommend a mister, or humidifier? I just bought the "Zoo Med ReptiRain Automatic Misting Machine" and it may put too much water in my Ball Python's enclosure. It literally sprays water, not like a fog. Should i get a humidifier? Is that even necessary? Perhaps i should simply cover the screen on top at least half way, and just keep a couple of water bowls. Opinions, anyone?
    https://www.mistking.com

    The basic setup supports 10 tanks. I run it on my two Rhacodactylus tanks and they need really high humidity - 80% average or so or higher.

    One thought is until the line is pressurized, the mistking sprays water too. Then mist from then on. Do you prime your system?

    I know nothing about Zoomeds system, but mistking has you prime it.

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    Re: Humidity levels

    Quote Originally Posted by dcparham View Post
    Does anyone recommend a mister, or humidifier? I just bought the "Zoo Med ReptiRain Automatic Misting Machine" and it may put too much water in my Ball Python's enclosure. It literally sprays water, not like a fog. Should i get a humidifier? Is that even necessary? Perhaps i should simply cover the screen on top at least half way, and just keep a couple of water bowls. Opinions, anyone?

    If you have a screen top and have not covered most of it, that is first priority, no matter what you do to get humidity up, it won't stay with a screen top. Fix that by covering most of the screen with plexiglass or something similar, just leave around a 1" section on one side for air exchange. Then choose a good substrate like reptichip and one good size water dish. Your humidity should be great with that setup, you just need to add some water to the substrate once a week as needed to keep humidity where you want it.

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    Ball Pythons live in areas that never drop below 80% humidity, and they also live in areas that can get as low as 25% humidity in certain months. Too low or too high will likely be uncomfortable for your snake, but you can't control the weather and there is only so much you can do.

    Most important thing, though, when dealing with dry conditions, is to provide somewhere humid that they can go, especially if it looks like they will shed soon. As already recommended, humid hides work great

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