Shingleback humidity levels?

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davidtrinh797
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Shingleback humidity levels?

Postby davidtrinh797 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:53 am

Hey guys,
so I recently acquired an eastern shingleback skink (T. rugosa asper); I live in Sydney and I just can't get the humidity to stay below 50%. I'm currently getting mid 50%'s and sometimes even low 60%'s. Short of a dehumidifier (which I'm going to get soon when I find a reasonably priced one), is there anything I can do to lower the humidity? So far no signs of respiratory infections. Eating well and out basking.
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Re: Shingleback humidity levels?

Postby Scotts1au » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:44 pm

don't let the substrate get wet - remove any urine affected substrate, water spills etc. Even take the water bowl out - leave it in for a short time each week.

Using paper based substrate - kitty litter or similar can help to reduce the humidity levels as well. Provide good ventilation as well as a nice warm basking spot.

Hope that helps.
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