Homemade Styrofoam Basking Platform!!! :D

I decided to make a new basking spot for Bubbles and Squirt. I had some old styrofoam from a big food order thing, so I decided to use that (it was pretty thick, too so it turned out to be perfect for small-medium turtles, like Bubbles and Squirt but Goliath or Blacky would destroy this, I’m thinking).

Anyway, here are the pictures 🙂

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It’s not the most attractive things, but I love it…

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…and I’m sure Bubbles…

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…and Squirt love the extra water for swimming!

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See how much water is in it, compared to Sandy’s tank (on the right)? It’s splendid! 😀 I even had to mount the filter on top of the 2 bricks that were beneath Bubbles’ bridge, because the water was a couple of inches over the top of it! Squirt looks so funny when she swims up for air; she paddles with her little webbed feet like a madman, er.. mad-woman. 😉 (To be honest, I don’t even know her/his gender at the moment, because she is too small to sex her accurately)

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“Is it safe to go up there?”

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“Aah you were right… Soakin’ in the ‘sun'” 🙂

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Squirt was the first to get up onto it, then came Bubbles the following day (today). I am debating on whether I should make one of these for all of my turtles.. 🙂 Of course, I would have to make heavier-duty ones than this one for my larger turtles.


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