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Old 07-10-2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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Turtle eating floating dock

My almost 2 year old yellow belly slider is eating my floating dock which is foam!!! I've tried rearranging the tank daily but nothing seems to stop her. I'm almost to the point of taking it out, but then she wouldn't have a place to bask and I don't have much funds to go buy another dock. Please help!
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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Do you already feed her cuttlebone?
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try making a dock of wood or soething and hang it from the top of the tank. my turtle tore apart pretty much everything but left the wood dock alone.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:26 PM   #4
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Yes I'm feeding her cuttlebone, and alLexx I'll look into the wood thing. Thanks a bunch!
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In that case it will probably be hard to detour the behavior. It's probably not coming from a deficiency but just boredom. This is very typical slider behavior. I ended up going with the above tank platform, the best deal I found on it was here: AllPet.com - Pet Supplies
I know you can't buy another dock right now but for future reference. It's so great since it gives them increased swimming space by having the tank all the way full.
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Thanks! I will defiantly look into that! Thanks again
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:11 PM   #7
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Hey! I use pieces of slate it's cheap if you go to a landscaping place ( not a aquarium store) you can take it out rearrange easy to clean

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The first pic is his basking area and 2nd just wanted to show he has little stairs going up. I'm really diligent about cleaning some people recommend no rocks ( cleaning purposes)
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Hahah i was this thread title and was like what?!?!? Hahah but ya, i agree with a simple wood platform
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:53 PM   #10
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Exo terra make a magnetic 'floating' dock. I love mine I have one in both tanks. They are easy to remove and clean and are made of hard plastic so no biting would break it. The magnets are very strong and hold a good amount of weight. They are a good buy, simple, easy to fit, an elegant solution.

My red claw crab loves his little 'island' away from the fish, and the musk turtle who never really basks uses his sometimes, and it takes his weight nicely.
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