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Frankie2021

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Hey just a quick question, my tort is going to be indoors and he’s a Greek Spur-thighed, 6 month old 😊 I know they need abit of humidity when they’re young so I bought some moss to put into his hide (only a little bit). It’s quite humid where I’m from and as I set up the enclosure I noticed the hygrometer go to 70% 🤔😳 not sure if I still need the moss so my question is should I put anything humid in there? As it’s open top and yet the hygrometer is at 65%-70%
 

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Moss can be dangerous. They eat it and can get tangled around insides and legs and necks. If you are going to use it cut it into tiny pieces.
That gadget puck like meter you are using is junk and very inaccurate. Get a garden center cheap digital gauge.
 

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Moss can be dangerous. They eat it and can get tangled around insides and legs and necks. If you are going to use it cut it into tiny pieces.
That gadget puck like meter you are using is junk and very inaccurate. Get a garden center cheap digital gauge.
Okay but what % humidity should be in my enclosure? Is what I’m asking, bare in mind it’s very humid where I’m from in Europe
 

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Hey just a quick question, my tort is going to be indoors and he’s a Greek Spur-thighed, 6 month old 😊 I know they need abit of humidity when they’re young so I bought some moss to put into his hide (only a little bit). It’s quite humid where I’m from and as I set up the enclosure I noticed the hygrometer go to 70% 🤔😳 not sure if I still need the moss so my question is should I put anything humid in there? As it’s open top and yet the hygrometer is at 65%-70%
As Wellington said, moss should not be used. They will eat it and it can cause an impaction.

I also agree that those stick-on type reptile hygrometers are inaccurate and unreliable.

70% is fine for a baby, but I'll bet your humidity is lower than that.

Being in a humid area does not make an indoor enclosure humid, especially with heat lamps and whatnot. I explain this to people in Asia and the Southeastern US all the time, and there are few places on earth as humid as those.
 

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As Wellington said, moss should not be used. They will eat it and it can cause an impaction.

I also agree that those stick-on type reptile hygrometers are inaccurate and unreliable.

70% is fine for a baby, but I'll bet your humidity is lower than that.

Being in a humid area does not make an indoor enclosure humid, especially with heat lamps and whatnot. I explain this to people in Asia and the Southeastern US all the time, and there are few places on earth as humid as those.
What can I use to give him more humidity if need be, I’m going to get a digital one
 
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