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Post Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:16 pm   I'm going to need a bigger basking log...

To make a longish story short, all 3 of our turtles are in the pond. Yesterday, they seemed to have a lot of trouble sharing the basking log. It's pretty long and plenty of room for them, but they only seem to want to use the first 8 to 12 inches or so. You can read more about how they all ended up together on their blog post: I think we're going to need a bigger boat.

Took this one right after we noticed all of them out basking together:
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Martha (the Yellow Bellied Slider) is shedding scutes while Sweeney and Pascal try a delicate balancing act!
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It looks like they finally figured it out.
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Actually today they had quite a tough time sharing the log. I plan to extend the basking log to make it a little easier on them. Although I'm sure they'll figure a way to crowd each other even with a bigger log!

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:26 pm   Re: I'm going to need a bigger basking log...

hahaha awww they're silly.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:04 am   Re: I'm going to need a bigger basking log...

naturally you will see them all bunched up on a log in the wild as well.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:27 am   Re: I'm going to need a bigger basking log...

I think extending it would be a good idea. I don't see them up on logs and branches that are close to the edges/banks that often.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:25 am   Re: I'm going to need a bigger basking log...

From the picture it looks like you can just push the rest of the log down closer to the water.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:08 pm   Re: I'm going to need a bigger basking log...

thats true Steve, logs in rivers, ponds and lakes usually extend out farther into the water.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:59 am   Re: I'm going to need a bigger basking log...

My parents had a large pond/lake behind their house and you would see all of the turtles basking together and stacked on top of each other. Mine stack now in my tanks basking area as well and their basking area is large enough for both of them side by side.
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