BALL PYTHON humidity box chamber:
A humidity chamber / box can
be used when your Ball python is experiencing
incomplete sheds. Especially if you are using a glass aquarium with a screen
top. If you are using an aquarium with a screen top, there are draw backs
to this, such as lack of humidity which makes it difficult for your snake to
properly shed. An accumulation of poor sheds can cause health issues, retain
eye caps, etc. With this type of set up, you will find yourself having to
routinely soak your snake to ensure a proper shed. Seasonal changes can also affect the ambient humidity in an
enclosure. Many keepers find their snakes having difficulty shedding during dry
Humidity chambers are easy and inexpensive to construct.
Disposable plastic food containers work well. Cut an entrance hole in the top
or side of the container. Fill the container with sphagnum moss, cypress mulch, or paper towels can also be used as a substrate
in the chamber, but sphagnum
moss seems to work best. Add enough water to soak the moss, but not so much
that there is standing water in the container. You will know when to rewet the
moss; it gets lighter in color when it dries.
Place the humidity chamber inside the snake’s enclosure. The
snake will find the chamber and undoubtedly crawl in. Humidity chambers are
perfect for those keepers whose snakes are experiencing poor sheds. A humidity
chamber should not be kept too wet, and the snake should only have access to
one when shedding. You don’t want to overdo it; chronic wet and damp conditions
can lead to heath issues; such as respiratory infections.