• Hello guest! Are you a Tegu enthusiast? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Tegu enthusiasts to meet online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your Tegu and enclosure and have a great time with other Tegu fans. Sign up today! If you have any questions, problems, or other concerns email [email protected]!

Maintaining humidity?


New Member
I have a 1 1/2 - 2 month old tegu. She’s currently in a 40 gal frontal opening enclosure. I’ve been watching alot of videos from this guy on youtube called rose city reptiles, he basically has a tegu farm. I made the substrate he uses for his. Which is a 1:1:1 ratio of top soil, sand, and peat moss. I’m still having a hard time maintaining humidity. It’s fine for a little if I mist the enclosure good, but is usually drops back down in a range I don’t want it at. I’ve read you don’t really want to mist the enclosure again until the substrate is dry.

Heres a picture of our tank. Thank you


  • image.jpg
    3.1 MB · Views: 2


My somewhat unconventional solution here in AZ where the RH runs 10-15% for months is to keep my tegu in a horse trough with about a foot of cypress mulch at the deep end. Heavy slate is placed over that and the tegu digs a burrow under it. Dumping water in a couple times a month keeps the burrow a bit damp and that's where the tegu is about 15 hours a day. The bottom two inches is soggy, above that it is just moist. The mercury vapor bulb creates a hot spot on top of the slate so the tegu can be a bit damp or totally dry. I have a red bulb for at night in the winter though the slate will hold heat through the night.

Members online

No members online now.

Forum statistics

Latest member