Do you, as a rat owner, believe that it could be beneficial to purchase a humidifier? I have heard before that having a humidifier and ownng rats is not a good combination because the humidity can drown your rat´s lungs. I have recently purchased a space heater and notced that the air is actually really dry. I was thinking of possibly purchasing a humidifier so that the rats don´t suffer from dry air/ dry heat in the room that they are in. I have done research on having a humidifier while owning rats and have only seen good feedback, but i still fear that it could damage my rats´ lungs. The space heater is NOT pointed directly at the cage, rather it is pointed the opposite direction. Where would i have to place the humidifier so that it wont damage the space heater or my rats? I have also heard that it has helped individuals rat´s get over respiratory/breatahing issues. I also fear that the humidifier might not mix well with the space heater as it may cause water damage. All feedback is appreciated. I dont want to move forward until i know that it is 100% safe for my rats. I have read that dry air from winter can lead to dehyrdation, respiratory issues and irritation of the eyes, nose, skin, and throat in humans. Is that the same for rats and other pets? What humidifier is best to use? I´ve heard not to use ultrasonic humidifiers as the sound it emits irritates pets. I heard that warm mist is good. Bottom line: Is it okay to use both a humidifier and space heater in a room containing rats? Is it safe for rats and other pets? EDIT: I am realizing now that since it is both winter and I have a space heater in the room he is kept in, the air is really dry which could be making my boys respiratory issues worse. Would you say that it is a good idea to get a humidifier in this situation? Thank you. All replies are appreciated.