How To Maintain Your Reptile Humidifier



For keeping your pet reptile healthy in the summer, you should consider purchasing a reptile humidifier for their tank. A low-cost solution to the often expensive problem of keeping your pet reptile comfortable especially during the hot summer months is a quality humidifier. Selecting the right one is very important as they can be quite different in function and design than an ordinary air conditioning unit for example. There are some things you should consider before you purchase one for your pet.

Adjustable Humid output: Our small – compact ultrasonic – fog blowing reptile humidifier is ideal for pets needing a low humid atmosphere. This is also great if you plan on keeping them in a tank environment for extended periods of time such as those in zoos and aquariums. The output is adjusted using a small dial. You can set it at a high output for top – rate water circulation or a lower output to keep the humidification process under control. If you are using the humidifier for tanks with multiple species of lizards, it is best to increase the water volume slightly to spread the humidity.

Water Resistant to Water Spills: It is very important that you select a humidifier that dries quickly after it is powered on. Most of them have a water-resistance feature which works very well if you keep your tank of lizards in a saltwater environment. This is especially true for the no-spill valve. The humidifier should also come with a built in sensor that turns on the humidifier once you switch on the tank water.

Humidity Sensors: These types of humidifiers often come with a built in humidity sensor. This sensor is set up using radio waves. In the past this type of sensor was unreliable as the moisture level in the air was too low to register the signal. Today, however, the moisture level can be precisely monitored so you get an accurate humidity reading. This is important to many reptile keepers since they need to maintain a constant moisture level in the environment to keep their reptiles healthy.

Suction Cups: You will need to place the humidifier where you intend to place it, whether indoors or outdoors. The humidifier should have a rubber ring around the bulb so that it cannot fall into the water tank. Place the suction cups around the base and on the outside of the tank. Make sure to fill the tank with water before placing the suction cups inside. When you replace the bulbs in the tank, the suction cups will take the liquid out of the tank.

Reptile Humidifier Information Humidity levels depend upon a few things such as what you are feeding your pet and how your pet’s habitat is constructed. Certain pets shed more than others, which leads to more moisture being produced. Some breeds of dog produce more saliva than others, which leads to increased moisture levels as well. Proper humidification will control excess moisture production in order to keep your pet’s environment healthy. Properly ventilated pet rooms also help to maintain higher humidity levels.

Reptile Humidifier Information: If your humidity level drops below 40%, you will need to add distilled water to replenish the water in your tank. If your humidifier has a pre-installed water pump, you can simply add distilled water as well. If the pre-installed pump is not available, you will have to install a hose in the pump’s outlet and then attach a hose to the side of the tank. Be sure to only use distilled water and never use tap water or bottled water, as they will cause havoc with your humidifier.

Replacing the Hoses: In order for your humidifier to work properly you must keep it well maintained. For the most part, changing the hoses is pretty easy. Just take off the mister hose and attach a new hose to the same end. This way you don’t cut through the rubber O-ring and you don’t cut into the rubber seal around the outer edge of the lid. Simply reconnect the hoses and your machine should be working as good as new again.