||Aquatic reptile habitat accessory for your pet turtle
||Bottom-weighted log won't roll; stays steady
||Floating platform lets your turtle "sun" himself as he would in nature
Provide security, comfort, and a place for your
water-loving reptile to explore. Bottom-weighted
log allows your reptile to climb on
top to bask without rolling over and features
two 4" end openings and four 2-1/4" side openings
for hiding. Log looks so realistic your
reptile won’t know it's constructed of poly-resin.
Cleaning Instructions: Remove log from tank during routine maintenance. Rinse with warm water and use a reptile-specific cleaner to remove turtle waste and leftover food from the log surface. Rinse, and return to tank.
Tips on Habitat Design
Semi-aquatic and aquatic turtles generally do not need many landscaping items in their aquarium. However, the addition of decorations and other landscaping items can be used to make turtles feel safe when they are on land and to make the environment more natural. You can use logs and terrestrial plants to provide them with a sense of security. Aquatic plants can also be used in the water areas to provide hiding places and improve or sustain the quality of the water. Worn driftwood or smooth flat rocks can be placed in the basking area. You can also place a wooden enclosure in the basking area if it is large enough to provide your turtle with a hide spot.
It is important to note that many turtles will eat plants, so we recommend that you use a combination of real and artificial plants to cut down on excess waste. Using only real plants works best if you have a very large habitat for your turtles. Using only artificial plants or a combination of real and artificial is better for smaller habitats. If you see that your turtles are frequently nibbling on the artificial plants, remove them from the habitat and replace them with real plants. When using real plants, choose carefully - by researching the plant or consulting a veterinarian - as some plants can be toxic to turtles.