Reptiles are largely in need of water for survival. Otherwise, they can dehydrate and die if their water requirements are not taken care of. A humidifier is very essential to create a good life for the reptile. It does not only assist in the process of hydration but also their normal behaviour, incubation of eggs, as well as the process of shedding. Regulating the humidity in a reptile enclosure makes it critical for its survival. It helps in creating an artificial environmental system similar to the natural environment.
Humidifiers, foggers and misters are readily available in the nearby pet store. Moreover, you can design one of your own to serve the same purpose as the ones sold in the market. Before you get one, you should conduct enough research to determine the one that is best for your reptile’s cage. Nonetheless, you do not have to worry because we have got you covered. In this article, we will give an insight into everything that you need to know about a reptile humidifier.
A Drip System
A drip system functions equally as a water delivery system especially for most of the lizards and arboreal reptiles. This kind of a system ensures that the cage is supplied with dripping water all clock round. There are some of the drip systems that are available in the pet store while others can also be made at home. If you want to make one of your own, you can use a plastic container with a tiny hole that is pricked at its base. The size of the hole should also be considered because a big hole can lead to a stream of water that then soils the whole cage. A very small hole, on the other hand, might not allow enough water to pass through hence the system will not be able to serve its purpose. After you are done drilling the appropriate hole and adding water to the container, make sure that you cover it with a screened lid and placed on the top of the cage. It should also be supported properly to avoid accidents. Also, you can make use of an IV drip system for the best results. (more…)