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    How can i make my snake cage a little bit more humid???

    Hey i have a juvenile centralian carpet python. Firstly i know they are found in dry areas but should i make the cage a little bit more humid just in case??? If so, how can i make the cage more humid???

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    put a water bowl under basking light if you wish.

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    water bowls kept in the cage near the heat source makes the cages more humid
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    Bigger water bowl , What is it in and what is ventilation like?

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    its in a small 2 foot cage im going to upgrade soon to a 5 foot

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    Block off some vent holes if possible, there is a few was to raise the humidity.

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    Remove some ventilation holes, place a water bowl or some mossy plant material near the heat source and bob's your uncle.

    Oh, if you are doing it, get a hygrometer to measure the humidty levels to ensure what you are doing is what you are after.

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    Why do you want to make it more humid? You are right as an arid region snake they shouldn't need it. Leave it as it is unless it ghas trouble shedding. Unecessarily high humidity generally encouages diease and skin problems.
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    I thought so that if the snake is from a dry area it dosnt need it but i read that the cage needs to be a bit humid

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    Bredli don't need humidity. If his last shed was a bit messy, you could increase humidity a little at shed time but other that I would not change anything. Too much humidity will cause moldy enclosure which causes bacteria and can also cause scale rot. Don't fix what isn't broken
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysnakesau View Post
    Bredli don't need humidity. If his last shed was a bit messy, you could increase humidity a little at shed time but other that I would not change anything. Too much humidity will cause moldy enclosure which causes bacteria and can also cause scale rot. Don't fix what isn't broken
    Good advice. My Antaresia often drink from their bowl or crawl over it, but I never see the Bredli by their bowls. We have relatively small bowls (hatchling snakes) and a large cage. They both shed yesterday with absolutely perfect sloughs. Don't worry about upping your humidity.

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    If they do have probs shedding... I will occasionally mist in their enclosure in the lead up to a shed.....

    Hygrometer is a good Idea..They are pretty cheap..And at least then you know what the humidity is...

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    I would keep their humidity low. I just use little shallow dishes that people serve asian sweet chili sauce in for hatchies. These let them go through it if they want (only when they are shedding sometimes) but keeps the click clack fairly low in humidity. They are a good size if you keeping it in a click clack.

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    Bredli don't need humidity. If his last shed was a bit messy, you could increase humidity a little at shed time but other that I would not change anything. Too much humidity will cause moldy enclosure which causes bacteria and can also cause scale rot. Don't fix what isn't broken
    Enclosures don't get moldy by humidity. If your enclosure does, then its made of the wrong material.....

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