It’a always more fun to make it yourself than just buying a ready-made product. So when I got this little turtle, I set out to make its habitat from scratch.
This is the first one I made:
For this one I used sand, thinking that it will remind the turtle of its habitat, but as you might be able to guess, the sheer maintenance required to keep this one clean was basically impossible.
So this is the current set up:
Instead of using sand, we kept it all water with climbable areas, with a filter installed. We also added heating light. Definitely much less maintenance, and the turtle enjoys sun bathing a lot! She also eats right from our hands 🙂