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    Humidity Advice

    Hi all, first I want to say thank you to those that have answered my questions and given advice. I have gotten my first ball python! Everything is great and he is eating and has already shed fine. I'm so happy.
    I plan on cleaning his tank soon and right now his humidity is at 75 on cold and 65 at hot. I'm using aspen shavings right now which I know isn't the best with humidity but obviously it's not causing a problem. What I want to know is should I change the substrate to something that others have suggested is better for ball pythons or stick with aspen. I just don't know if a different substrate will raise the humidity. Because I know that above 80% is a little high. Or if there is another substrate that you can recommend. Thank you.

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    Your humidity is a little too high actually, right now. Unless your snake is in shed, you want it about 50-60% max, & keep in mind that it's going to be lower on the warmer side, always.

    Aspen is not generally recommended for BPs because it doesn't hold humidity- but obviously that's not an issue for you, for some reason.

    Congratulations, btw, on getting your first BP- we look forward to meeting him.
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    Re: Humidity Advice

    Ok thank you, I have poked some holes in the tin foil roof to let some humidity out.
    And here is my boy, his name is Rango.

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    That was an easy fix! Poking holes in the foil-

    Nice to meet you, Rango- You're a very handsome little guy.
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    Re: Humidity Advice

    65% to 75%, thats not bad at all, im struggling to just keep it around 50% with a lot of misting

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