Introduction: Homemade Improvised Turtle Dock
This is the new turtle basking platform I made for my Western and Eastern Painteds when their old dock got way too small for them. They literally sunk when both of them went on at the same time! I made this dock to let my turtles have a better basking experience while in their aquarium. For those who are not sure, the turtle dock provides an area for aquatic turtles to bask and receive the UV rays they need to support a healthy, long life. It is VERY important that the dock is large enough to keep the turtles out of the water to prevent shell rot. It also ensures that they are even more comfortable in their environment, and the dock should be easily accessible. Check out my other instructable if you would like to know how to create your own! The tools I used were styrofoam, hot glue, assorted smooth river rocks, and fake plants. I also used half of my old Zoo med turtle dock to provide an easy access ramp to the new island.
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