Turtle Tub Kit
Great design for aquatic turtles
I use my turtle tub every winter for my two red-eared sliders. They live in an outdoor pond half of the year and indoors the other half.
The Turtle Tub is designed to provide both a dry, sunning area and an adequate swimming area. The turtles seem to adjust fine.
If you are looking for a "scenic" enclosure, this obviously isn't it. It is made out of a sturdy black plastic and the only way to view the turtles is from the top. I keep mine on the floor, so there is no problem observing the turtles.
The only thing I did not like with the original package was the substrate that came with it. Using the coconut and other material is quite messy, as the turtles will knock it into the water. Also, as the turtles climb in and out, they bring water into the material, which after a while, begins to smell. I have since filled the "dry" area with large rocks (large enough so that the turtles can't ingest them) and top them with flat slate.
Overall, I am very satisfied.
September 26, 2013