Zoo Med Humidity Training Course

Course 06: Humidity
Humidity is a sometimes overlooked aspect of reptile keeping. In this course, you will learn what humidity is, why it is important, and methods and products for influencing and monitoring habitat humidity.
Module 1 Intro to Humidity
Part of creating the proper habitat for pet reptiles is maintaining appropriate humidity levels. What is humidity? Humidity is the amount of water vapor or moisture in the air. For reptiles that are adapted to live in a particular part of the world, humidity plays a vital role in the health of the skin, eyes, respiratory tract and more. The humidity requirements vary greatly from species to species, which is why, as with all aspects of reptile keeping, knowing your species requirements is essential!
Unit 1 Intro to Humidity
Module 2 How to provide Humidity
Habitat substrates contribute significantly to an enclosure's humidity level. There are many different substrate options available for every reptile. Some substrates are great for retaining moisture and increasing humidity, while others are best for maintaining a dry habitat. Much of the choice in substrates is based on personal preference once you determine whether you need a dry substrate or one that retains more humidity.
Unit 1 Maintaining Humidity - Substrates
Unit 2 Increasing Humidity - Misting
Unit 3 Providing Humidity - Fogger
Unit 4 Increasing Humidity - Waterfalls and Dishes
Module 3 Humidity Monitoring and Control
Just as monitoring temperature is essential for setting up a thermal gradient in a reptile habitat, monitoring humidity levels is important for establishing proper humidity levels. A Hygrometer or Humidity Gauge can be placed inside the habitat to measure the Relative Humidity (%RH).
Unit 1 Humidity Monitoring and Control
Unit 2 Humidity Monitoring and Control Products