Gecko humidity requirements in a vivarium vary with the species' natural environment, from desert to tropical rainforest. Putting in a hygrometer will enable you to maintain the humidity in your vivarium at the correct level. If extra humidity is needed, this is easily supplied.
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Add a shallow pool with a wide surface area. Evaporation adds humidity.
Plant tropical foliage in a rainforest vivarium.
Use a spray bottle to spritz the interior of your vivarium twice a day. Be sure to let it dry completely before re-wetting to discourage mould and bacterial growth. Your gecko may enjoy being misted and may even drink the drops from its body.
Install a water-holding substrate such as vermiculite or an absorbent ground cover, such as sphagnum moss or orchid bark, for slow evaporation.
Tips and warnings
- Do not try to increase humidity in your vivarium by limiting the ventilation -- your gecko will suffer from this and may get sick.
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