Discussion in 'Turtles' started by Frogguy, May 14, 2009.
is it going out side? be care full in the yard in that tank it could cook!
Or idiot human beings
Not a glass tank, an open wading pool type thing I believe.
Yes,a wading pool.
Even a shallow wading pool in direct sunlight can overheat and cook the turtle.
Lowes usually has pre-formed ponds, but they are a tad more expensive.
Well,actually I was planning on placing the "pond" under a canopy.
as long as there is some shade, and some sunlight, it sounds good to me.
The turtle WILL need access to direct sunlight to bask.
Those black small ponds aren't made for an animal to live in they will cook them in the sun. even if sunk into the ground.
The black stock tubs that sit above ground even more so.
Not necessarily. Many of those ponds were made for gardens, and intended to be inhabited by fish (usually koi). Warm water will roast a fish as easily as a turtle.
The pond temperature issue is usually depth - or surface area of water exposed to sunlight. The sun will warm the water, yes, but with a bigger volume of water, it will heat up less than if it was only an inch deep. Even less if just part of it is shaded.
And since we're talking big outdoor tubs for big turtles, I'm presuming they intend to give it some swimming space, plenty of water.
Well,yeah the "basking" spot is going to be in direct sunlight
And some of those tubs are quite large.
I could get in and lay down in some of them!
I'd still look for a stock tank. I think a kiddie pool will need too much modification and they aren't really that big, unless you get the really big one! They are usually soft sided and I can't imagine it would last forever.
Get him one of those "big" above ground pools
He'd be in turtle heaven
someday, when I have a house, with a yard, I'm getting my turtle an outdoor pond for the nice days (and he's fully grown at 5 inches! talk about spoiled!)
LOL I know what you mean Dragoness. I'm told by everyone that I spoil Buddy and the 3 cats
But the way I look at it is, I get to have nice stuff, eat good things, and sleep in a nice bed so why shouldn't all my pets have all that too
I'm the same. What's the point of having them if you can't provide them the best possible lifestyle?
Well I was searching the internet and came across this:
Is this ok?
No clue. I would have to see it in person. It doesn't look deep enough.
I agree. In direct sun it would overheat.
I wouldn't try anything less than 2 ft of water.
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