Q: How can I make a wet and dry area in a turtle tank?
I have red-eared slider turtles and I would like to make a beach type area for them. I've looked at the products at Petsmart but they don't have them for 40 gallon habitats and they appear to be made of soft foam. It wouldn't provide a *dry* area and I'm worried about the foam being chewed on, as well as the need to clean out the filtered-into-the-foam muck.
Mar 24, 2008
Go to the "Turtle Times Forum" and look at some of the ideas that other users done. Register as a user, it is a great forum for turtle people. They are willing to help with everything! You can find it by googling the name.
I wouldn't do the sand thing that the other user suggested. Check out the forum, you'd be surprised what other people have come up with- including above the tank basking areas, so the entire tank can be filled all the way to the top!
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Mar 21, 2008
You can try making one yourself. You can take some type of container and fill it up with something such as sand. That should work just fine! You can use something other than sand though but I think sand is best. You can use any type of container just as long as the turtles don't have a hard time getting up on it.
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Mar 25, 2008
I bought an Oasis brand turtle ramp. Its not foam, easy to clean and the large one will hold a 7 inch turtle no problem. Also you can pretty much copy the design and make a bigger one out of plexiglass, silicone, and suctioncups, and nonskid paper stuff so the turtle wont slide down.
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