Humidifier system for Iguanas
Please read this article:
. Humidity: Iguanas
require high levels of humidity to live comfortably. They are easily
dehydrated because of the fact that iguanas aren't really inclined to
drink much. This is because the native habitats of iguanas have high
humidity and this keeps them from being dehydrated. Dehydration can lead
to kidney failure. This means that not having enough humidity can shorten
the life of your iguana. Another reason to keep your iguana cage humid is
the fact that humidity helps loosen skin. This means that an iguana will
have an easier time shedding skin if it is kept in a humid environment. If
you want to keep your iguana healthy, you should provide an iguana cage
that has a humidity of 65 to 75 percent of the air.
Hot Air Humidifiers: A little more expensive then the ultrasonic humidifier they are noisy due to the boiling water and will require cleaning at regular intervals. The major problem is the very hot humid air generated by this unit more than enough to burn your Iguana. But is probably the most natural way to get humidity in the enclosure of the Iguana.
How to make your own diffuser:
|One way is to
disperse the hot air over a larger area. In order to do that we will have
to get some PVC fittings and miscellaneous parts:
Assembly: using superglue glue the 2.5" long 2", into the 2" cap. Drill a hole 1.300" in the side of the 2" cap. to fit the 1.25" by 24" snugly do not glue. Drill .437 holes in 1.25" pipe with a spacing of 1.00". Cap off the open end with the 1.25" cap.
Mounting: Using a 2.0" hole saw drill a hole, about 12.0" below his/her favorite spot and assemble as shown in the pictures.
The habitat shown is about 25 cubic feet using this system we are able to maintain a humidity during the night time of 79% to 85% and a temp of 84 degree F. During the daytime of 35% to 55% and a temp of 90 to 95 degree F. This system has been in use since 02/14/07.
Now I am happy!!!