at all times? i keep reading about to much moisture and respiratory issues? wouldn't dessert tortises need a drier environment ? very thankful for advice and help, its our first reptileThe substrate will need more than a misting. It needs to be moist from top to bottom. No soaking wet but wet enough that it sticks together if you grab it.
ok! that makes perfect sense. I'll get some water fixed in. I also thought about creating a humid hide with some spagnum moss, good or bad idea? I know nothing about moss lolRespiratory issues only happen if you have a cold wet environment. If it's wet and warm, then everything will be happy.
Remember, your tortoise is a living thing. All living things require water, and a little extra in its enclosure prevents accidently dehydrating it.