Soaking Pond Instructions with Photos
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:51 PM
Ok so i built one of these neat ponds, my only problem is I couldnt put the garden edging in the ground. Im afraid my turtle cannot climb out to the grass. What would be something to use or to make a ramp out of?
Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:25 AM
If you have the slope as gradual so the turtle doesn;t have to "climb" out of it (i.e., like someone would have to hoist themselves out of a swimming pool), with some small rocks or pebbles big enough not to be ingested, that should work fine.
Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:23 PM
Ok sounds good. What about getting back in? Im afraid the pebbles would slide on the ground.
And do I need to purify the water?
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Posted 01 December 2015 - 10:24 PM
Welcoem to this site!
Just be aware that the dates of some of these posts are from 2009--still great info but not everyone may be on this site still.
This pond is beautiful. The kind of turtle will determine the depth of the water for the pond. Some species like deep water, others medium, and others who are not good swimmers need very shallow water not higher than 1/2 their height of the shell to keep from drowning!
Also, do be careful of predators, including possoms, raccoons, skunks, mice, rats, dogs, and other humans who may take them. The turtles must absolutely be protected by sturdy wire and completely enclosed. We have raccoons on our porch. They only come out late at night, and I never knew they were in our yard. I ALWAYS bring my box turtle in at night to protect her. Other people make a turtle fortress outdoors and put the turtles in the complete but smaller enclosure at night and then return them to the larger area during the day.
About stocking your pond with fish, please do not use goldfish since they can cause a vitamin B deficiency in turtles. Guppies and other feeder fish are fine.
Best wishes with your project. There are many great plans for ponds on this website. Please let us know how it goes.
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