I have an outdoor pond for turtles. I wasn't planning on heating it - relying on a) a winter cover, b) it is sheltered and right next to the house and c) i'm right on the south coast (UK) so minimal cold spells.
However, i remember seeing an article where someone used a compost bin with a...
Hello, I adopted two yellow bellied sliders about 6 months ago. They are very large and were being housed in a 2ft aquarium. I've put them in a 6 ft aquarium but they're bumping their shells on the glass all the time. I'm considering a large enclosed heated pond area on my garden. Any advise on...
Seen a good number of well-built ponds popping up lately and just had a few questions.
1. Can turtles be left out in them all year round?
2. If not, due to temps, does the water need heating on the hot days the turtles are allowed in them?
3. Hygiene, is it easy to maintain hygiene...
I did lots of research and joined this forum and got some great advice about building an outdoor pond for my two YBS turts that have outgrown my tank. I thought I would share what I have built for them with the help from posters on here, its always nice to share ideas and see results...
I am just finishing the planning for my new indoor turtle pond.
It will be in the cellar and 6ft long x 3ft wide x 3.5ft deep.
With a separate land space which is 2ft x 2ft.
Im looking to make it using a tough pond liner.
I currently have One large female YBS.
Has anyone done...
The lads made the most of this summer..despite a rocky start from the Red Belly in particular.
Anyway heres a few pics taken over the summer. And the temps on this northerly exposed headland on the west coast of Ireland rarely top 17c.
Camera shy pen cooter
Hey all,this is my new turtle pond for my musks,ive had to adapt it slightly to make it secure.Ive put a floating basking spot in which i am going to grow something green,probably white clover or any good sugestions.I also have a cover that i can use that will make it hotter but im not sure if...
well, been busy today building the surround to the turtle pond I am making for my RES x YBS hybrid girl...it looks pretty nice I think, the pond is 6ft long by 42in wide by 26in deep. I shall be putting pond liner on the inside of the surround...then will be back filling it all with soil, there...
step 1 this is my chap digging out the pond
step 2 sorting out the lining that stops stuff growing through
step 3 gravelling
then i did the decorating :crazy:
dory about to go for her first swim
looking quite pleased :flrt:
I started building a pond last weekend and thought I would keep a log of my progress (or lack of it!) on here for myself and anyone who is interested. I eventually plan to move my 2 turtles in along with some fish.
As my garden is on a slope I decided to go for a semi raised pond as I would...