Very disappointed!!

SarahChamlove

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So after i found out my air conditioner stop working, i ran out and got repta fogger keep my cage from over heating and help with humidty.

Well I've had it running yesterday and today, IT DOES NOT WORK!
The temps seem to be doing ok but the humdity is still low. And the container that my pythos plant is in is over flowing with water.

Temps 85 when fogger is running and 90 when it is not
Humdity- 30% when fogger is off and 45% when it is on. If i mist it can get to 60% for about 15 minutes!

What in the world can i do... I gave her another shower to prevent dehydration (which i've been doing every other day) but I can't seem to get it right
 

Kansascity

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Do u have a garage that isn’t flaming hot. I ask that because just as long as mine is closed even in August it stays at around 70f! You are gonna have to mist at least 5 times per day which I do actually. and get a cool humidifier like human species type ( I have 2 running in my sitting room where my Chams are, works like a charm.
 

Kansascity

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I hope I helped a little plus which is expensive in itself get you AC fixed. Hope you don’t need a new uniti!
 

Kansascity

New Member
So after i found out my air conditioner stop working, i ran out and got repta fogger keep my cage from over heating and help with humidty.

Well I've had it running yesterday and today, IT DOES NOT WORK!
The temps seem to be doing ok but the humdity is still low. And the container that my pythos plant is in is over flowing with water.

Temps 85 when fogger is running and 90 when it is not
Humdity- 30% when fogger is off and 45% when it is on. If i mist it can get to 60% for about 15 minutes!

What in the world can i do... I gave her another shower to prevent dehydration (which i've been doing every other day) but I can't seem to get it right
to be more specific my Morph panther is sitting at a 84f temp and humidity is 69% my Ambanja from chuck G is sitting at (stronger bulb since his cage is ginormous and about 11 inches from basking lights) 88F at 70% Humidity the rest are a little lower (the panthers are treated with kid gloves so to speak.) the veiled are a lot hardier IMO and are near the Ambanja. but there wattages for basking is just a 60 watt bulb but they are reaping the rewards of 24-7 humidifying. I hope I helped you a bit.. I use to live in San Angelo TX and I can’t expect that you have a huge arse garage like mine sitting at 70F either. Please KUP.
 

ferretinmyshoes

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You lived in San Angelo and your garage was at 70??? My garage in San Antonio was like an oven easily reaching over 100 in spring/summer temps, as I bet it would be in places like Phoenix, so that's probably not a solution here! The cool mist humidifier is a good idea, but if you are having too much trouble regulating temps and it's going to be a while before you get your a/c fixed you might want to consider keeping your chams with a trusty friend for a little bit to save you headache and keep your cham happy.
 

Kansascity

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You lived in San Angelo and your garage was at 70??? My garage in San Antonio was like an oven easily reaching over 100 in spring/summer temps, as I bet it would be in places like Phoenix, so that's probably not a solution here! The cool mist humidifier is a good idea, but if you are having too much trouble regulating temps and it's going to be a while before you get your a/c fixed you might want to consider keeping your chams with a trusty friend for a little bit to save you headache and keep your cham happy.
No thats not what I said. What I said is I lived in San Angelo, Tx (which I left Out is that here in the summer 90’s weather, I get 70’s in the garage I only know that because we can control the thermostat out there as well!) I will not say how big my home is but it stays very cool in the garage without using the thermostat to control temps in the summer. I was trying to prove the point that I know what heat feels like in that type of state so to speak.
 

Kansascity

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Or if you can spare the couple hundred bucks go out to Sears or someplace and get a window AC yes I know real dinosaur age and all can share the coolness!:cool: I hope all is figured out ASAP!
 

ferretinmyshoes

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No thats not what I said. What I said is I lived in San Angelo, Tx (which I left Out is that here in the summer 90’s weather, I get 70’s in the garage I only know that because we can control the thermostat out there as well!) I will not say how big my home is but it stays very cool in the garage without using the thermostat to control temps in the summer. I was trying to prove the point that I know what heat feels like in that type of state so to speak.
Ah, that makes more sense, sorry for misreading :)
 

Stanly

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Az. Being a dry climate a swamp cooler (evaporative cooler) might work pretty good to cool your chameleons and you as well as up the humidity a bit. I think they are cheaper than ac (not really sure as I live in a humid area and they aren't really used there)

A few fans (with open widows) and some wet towels would work as a poor mans swamp cooler as well and may make it bearable for you and your chameleon till you can fix the ac
 

SarahChamlove

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No really regulating temps is not the hard part. i have a fan on her, i mist and have a dripper. I use cool water as i mist and the fogger is a cool mist fogger. (plus i'm moving out of my house n 3 weeks) so i am not worred about temps at all. I've been giving them extra showers, I'm worried about the humidty. I can not keep it up for the life of me!

I have two plant containers in her cage, that are 12x6x8 that are filled with water because of my dripper. i keep having to drain it. nothing is working for the humdity!
 

Kansascity

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No really regulating temps is not the hard part. i have a fan on her, i mist and have a dripper. I use cool water as i mist and the fogger is a cool mist fogger. (plus i'm moving out of my house n 3 weeks) so i am not worred about temps at all. I've been giving them extra showers, I'm worried about the humidty. I can not keep it up for the life of me!

I have two plant containers in her cage, that are 12x6x8 that are filled with water because of my dripper. i keep having to drain it. nothing is working for the humdity!
U are going to need a Cool mist humidifier... It will work trust me...;) can buy them at Wally world, target, just about anywhere from 25 bucks to 40 dollars.
 

SarahChamlove

New Member
Az. Being a dry climate a swamp cooler (evaporative cooler) might work pretty good to cool your chameleons and you as well as up the humidity a bit. I think they are cheaper than ac (not really sure as I live in a humid area and they aren't really used there)

A few fans (with open widows) and some wet towels would work as a poor mans swamp cooler as well and may make it bearable for you and your chameleon till you can fix the ac
LOL i've been doing it the poor man's lately! Believe it or not the weather here is pretty much perfect. I enjoy the heat. I hate the cold as much as my chameleons do!

I'm moving into a bigger house in 2 weeks and made the builders build an exclusive area for my chameleons and my iguana! They will have a closet with built in lights and temperature control. UGH! I just wish i had it now. she looks so sad to me!
 

ferretinmyshoes

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Staff member
To be totally honest, a few weeks in less than ideal humidity is not going to have a significant impact on her health, especially if you can correct it soon. I would try a cool mist humidifier if you're really concerned - that's what I use for normal conditions and it works really well! I hooked it up to PVC pipes so it goes directly to two of my cages and they like to sit it the mist as it rolls in. Good luck moving, it's always so much fun (note the sarcasm). ;)
 

Syn

Avid Member
Reptifoggers help with humidity but will not cool like you are wanting them to.

If this becomes a long term problem my offer is still on the table, I can watch them for you.
 

Grim Crow

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i think harder water will also stay in the air longer, or vice versa. im not a specialist or anything just thinking that your water is condensing and dropping faster than normal. water filters make water softer so if your putting filtered water into it that might be causing the quicker condensation.
 

SarahChamlove

New Member
Reptifoggers help with humidity but will not cool like you are wanting them to.

If this becomes a long term problem my offer is still on the table, I can watch them for you.
Thank you for your offer. I will definately keep you in mind if things do not go according to plan with the move.
 
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