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Discussion in 'Reptile Product Reviews' started by TeguPuppy, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. TeguPuppy

    TeguPuppy Member

    Jun 24, 2017
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    I ran a quick search and didn't find any reviews, so hopefully this is going in the right place.

    I discovered that my humidity gauges in my enclosures all suck. For the Tegus, this isn't a big deal...they are still mostly down, and they have access to a humidity box in their enclosure as well as access to free roam via a flap door I cut, which they occasionally make use of when they want to wake up for a few hours (they typically return quickly lol).

    It is, however, a big issue for Libby, my Iguana. As my life continues to get busier, it's looking more and more like that entire spare bathroom will end up being her enclosure (with free roaming privileges when she's bigger, it's on a different floor than the Gu's live on). It's working out, she has more space than she ever would in a cage, she's extremely active and curious, eats like a horse, and generally seems to be enjoy herself... especially when I turn the shower on for a few minutes a day.

    Ah, the things you get away with when you live alone...lmao. But...it's hard to gauge humidity in a room vs a cage. And since I just learned that all my pet store hygrometers are garbage, I need everyone's recommendations for something that can handle the job.

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  2. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Nov 20, 2014
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    Ultimately, a sling psychrometer is the the most accurate. Easy to use. Downside is that its readings aren't automatic. If you shower in tbe spare bathroom, that ought to hold humidity pretty well depending on construction, etc. But be careful of mold. The air has to move.