Miss Izzy’s New Turtle Dock

Posted: February 5, 2017 in life, Roz Abellera, Uncategorized, video
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My pet aquatic turtle Isabelle, AKA Izzy, outgrew her basking dock. Turtles like to sit and bask under a heat lamp and soak up the rays, it’s good for their health. She got so big that her store-bought dock would sink halfway into the water every time she lay on it. So she could never get completely dry because of this; her head would get some rays but than her feet and legs would still be soaked.

The skin on her legs was getting irritated so I had to come up with a plan. I ran across this video on You Tube (see the video below) on how to make an above the tank basking dock. The basking dock rests on top of her tank and when she wants to get into the water, she just climbs down the ramp. This was a fun project that me and my wife worked on together. We used egg crate and zip ties and used the video for reference. Izzy loves it!

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“What’choo lookin’ at!?”

 

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“This is all mine.”

 

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Queen Isabella

 

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“A girl’s gotta get her sun.”

-Roz

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