Red Eared Slider

Cheryl Hills

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Ok, I am trying to build an outdoors pond and enclosure for my red eared slider. I am planing on a 8 by 16 foot area with the pond in this. Will a water turtle try to dig out of the Enclosure? Do I have to bury my fencing? It is actually for two water turtles, one red eared and one cooter at this time. Any new turtles will have to be quarantined before they enter so I may also have a smaller pond for them. But, that’s another story. I have enough tanks to keep them inside if I need to.
 

dmmj

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Good climbers only saw my females dig nests.
 

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Try to go for smooth edges like wood rather then something like cinder block. Rough surfaces tend to give them better traction for climbing.
 
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