I absolutely love my mistking set up and iv seen some very nice promist setups as well. Never used the habba but seeing i have never ever seen a post saying anything good about them i think you should pass on it and save up for a nicer set-up
The Habba Mist is loud. Very loud. It was loud enough that the vibrations seemed to annoy a few chameleons when I did have one. The mist really isnt a mist. It's a glorified dripper with a little pressure behind it pushing out the water. The reservoir for the water is small and required frequent changing. And mine also broke within a year.
There's several people that have had the same experiences with this. I wouldn't bother with it, but you may find an appropriate use for it. I can honestly say the Habba Mist was one of my least favorite purchases for my chameleons, but my Mist King is one of the best investments I have made.
first, let me say that even the crappiest system or leakiest dripper is better than letting your animal get under-hydrated. that being said, jmo, the zm habba mist is junk, its more like a powered dripper than a misting system. its noisey, and it vibrates, and like an earlier poster said, it can actually stress out, some of the more easily stressed chams. it all depends on what you want , how much cash you have to spend, and how many animals or future husbandry plans you have. if you are looking for a setup that should be better than a habba mist, but is a little more plug and play, and a little more compact than a full blown mist king or similar, then the new exo-terra rs-400 monsoon is worth having a look at. http://www.reptilesupply.com/product.php?products_id=3052 its basically like a miniature mist king. its got a hp pump and programmable digital timer with display, all built into the res. comes with 2 miniature nozzles (expandable to 6) and plug&play miniature plumbing. i should say, i have yet to see one work, but it looks to be a step up from zm habbamist. the price ( $110) is approaching that of a mist king basic system, but i expect price will drop in the coming months. if you are the cautious type, you might want to until some reviews/youtube vids come out, or, if you have the $, and you need something now , then you cant go wrong with a real mist king , its an established product with a proven track history. jmo