Sasha here @midas_morphs Hope everyone is doing well!
I have a question to the more experienced community about using humidifiers for a terrarium glass tank set up. Keeping in mind that these are my pets (no rack system. Im not a big time breeder. Yet!)
I was wondering If using a humidifier for a glass terrarium set up was safe/ok for the snake?
I use a 24hr clock timer that turns on the humidifier for 15min every Hour and Fifteen minutes. So the digital hydrometer in the tank reads anywhere between 80% and 50% between those Hour and Fifteen minutes between its automatic cycle 15min cycle.
Now, I’ve only had this snake for a few weeks, and I can’t recall hearing any kind of wheezing in his breathing since I first got him. He finally took his first meal with me about a week ago, and just now when handling him I could hear very obvious wheezing!
I had preemptively already scheduled an appointment with a reptile specialist vet in my area way before this issue started, just because I knew it was right to get my snake looked at by a professional and to accommodate myself with the vet Id need to go to if i did have any issues!
So that’s already taken care of itself as far as getting him checked out by a vet.
But my question for the community is,
Are humidifiers safe for these animals?
And do you guys think that using a humidifier might have caused the wheezing?