Essential Accessory for Any Reptile-----Reptile Fogger

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 A reptile fogger or humidifier is an essential accessory for any reptile or amphibian enclosure as it helps to keep the humidity level optimal and prevent health issues within your pet. A high humidity level is biologically essential for most amphibians and reptiles and will prevent problems like dehydration, respiratory disease, and skin-shedding issues. While you could just use a spray bottle to make sure your pet and their enclosure is at the right humidity, this is not really suitable long term, so a reptile fogger is very useful and convenient to maintain a humid environment.


Finding the right reptile humidifier can seem a little daunting 

But don’t worry! Below we have complied a buying guide giving you all the information you need on the best reptile foggers, including why you need one and what to look for when buying one. We’ve even added a list of our top picks out there on the market today.   So, whether you’re housing a snake, bearded dragon, gecko, frog, turtle, tortoise, iguana, lizard, chameleon or another animal entirely, keeping reading on below.


There a few factors look for when choosing the best reptile fogger to make sure you get the right one for your pet and for your set-up.


Different reptiles have different needs and varying needs of humidity and moisture. Buying a humidifier that allows you to adjust the flow rate and the amount of fog entering the enclosure will be very beneficial and ensure your pet is comfortable at all times. The amount of fog is usually adjustable from 100ml/h to 300ml/h.


The running time of the fogger will depend on the water capacity of the tank. A larger tank won’t need as many refills and is perfect if you have more than one reptile, and don’t need to add water frequently. A smaller capacity will work if you have a smaller terrarium, and also won’t take up as much space. It will be up to you to choose the one you feel is right for your set-up. Commonly used sizes in the market are 1L, 2L, 3L, 3.5L, 4L, 10L. I recommend 3-4L, It usually lasts 1 day.


A flexible hose will allow you to place it in the ideal location inside your reptile tank. Most humidifiers allow hose adjustment of more than 5-feet in length, but a longer hose might be useful, particularly if you have a larger tank.


Not only will the size of the fogger affect how much water it holds, but it will also affect how much space it takes up in your home. A humidifier should be put on a surface beside the enclosure, so you will want a compact one that doesn’t take up too much room and can comfortably fit.


You don’t want a humidifier that takes ages to set up, nor do you want one that is very difficult to refill. Look for one with an easy-use design so it isn’t a struggle to get working or to maintain! There are two types of humidifiers on the market, add water from bottom or fill water from top. The first type should remove the water tank and turn the bucket over to fill the water from bottom small hole. The second type don’t need to remove the water tank, just remove the lid and fill water easy, at the same time, the problem of water seepage caused by water tank moving is avoided.


Excessive noise can irritate your pet, It affects their mood, and sleep quality. The humidifier working noise should controlled in 20-40dB.

Little tips to find OTHER advanced technology

If there is only one rotation adjustment button, usually only have the humidification adjustment function. If you want more advanced features, you have to choose one with an digital screen. Many products have introduced high-tech technology, like temperature display, humidity display, timer, constant humidity, over dry protection, etc.
Now you know why you need a reptile fogger and what to look for in one, take a look at the best reptile humidifiers we recommend below.

This IC iClover Reptile Fogger is a 4 liter tank, providing a good sized water capacity for many tanks. Easy filling water from top. The fogger itself measures 10.43 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches and the hose length is adjustable from 2-6.67 feet, perfect for any set-up. Quite noise under 35dB, great for anyone who is concerned about the noise their humidifier makes.
An energy efficient fogger, this humidifier provides uniform humidification to keep your reptile comfortable at all times and comes with an adjustable fog output, so you can vary the amount depending on what your pet needs. This fogger comes with dry-run protection, meaning it shuts off when the tank becomes empty for safety.

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