How To Make A Humid Hide
A humid hide is a microenvironment with a higher humidity than the rest of the enclosure. It is useful to include in almost all reptile enclosures to allow your pet to have access to a higher humidity when needed such as times when your reptile is shedding. Making a humid hide is generally inexpensive and simple!
All you need to build a humid hide is an appropriate sized plastic container that your reptile can easily fit inside (and can easily fit inside of your reptile’s habitat), either sphagnum moss or damp paper towels as the substrate inside, and something to cut the plastic. You can obtain an appropriate sized plastic container by purchasing Tupperware or even by using old butter or sour cream containers (make sure they have been cleaned out spotlessly).
Cut a hole big enough for your reptile to comfortably enter either in the side or the top of the container. Make sure you do not leave any sharp edges or corners.
Fill the container with your damp sphagnum moss or damp paper towels, replace the lid, and you’re done!
Just make sure you clean your humid hide and change the sphagnum moss or damp paper towels at least once a week to keep your reptiles clean, healthy, and happy.
Pictures and article by Pet Care Veterinary Assistant Alicia Ebersole