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Humidity problems in my diy royal python setup

Discussion in 'Snakes' started by Richard Naismith, Dec 4, 2018.


  1. Richard Naismith

    Richard Naismith PetForums Newbie

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    Our python has outgrown her initial Viv and in a bid to save money I’ve made my own out of a recycled corner cabinet. I’ve fitted a red heat lamp and with this on the humidity drops to 30%. With it off it rises to 60%. I’ve placed a bowl of water under the lamp but that only increased by 5%.

    Please can anyone advise me on how to keep it stable.
     

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    Zoë63772 PetForums Newbie

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    Snakes shouldn't really have heat lamps as they need the belly heat and heat lamps will generally dry out the tank. Heat Matt's are the best way to go with snakes!
     
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    My local reptile shop advised me. He uses for all of his adults
     
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    Royal pythons don’t require any special lighting , as they are sensitive to light. If you must use a over head heat source use a CHE (ceramic heat emitter) with a state (pulse of you can) other than that , a UTH or heat Mat on a state will be fine . Over head heat can dry an enclosure out
     
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