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Turtle Basking Platforms

Turtle Basking Platforms are an important item to have for any aquatic turtle. Aquatic turtles must have a place where they can get out of the water to dry off and bask. Basking is one of the ways a turtle raises his body temperature. Aquatic turtles are part of the reptile family and cannot produce their own body heat.  In captivity you the turtle owner must provide a spot that the turtle can go to and bask under a warm basking light. See Basking Lamps for more information. They will also use basking to assist in digesting their food.  At MyTurtleStore.com you will find a large selection of turtle basking platforms from makers like: Zilla, TetraFauna, Penn-Plax, Zoo Med Labs and more. A good basking platform is one that will float up and down with the turtle tank water level. Our number one selling turtle basking platform is the Zoo Med Floating Turtle Dock, available in 4 sizes. Mini, small, medium and large. Another great turtle basking product is the Penn-Plax Floating Turtle Pier, available in small and large sizes. We also have basking platforms that double as a turtle tank filter. For this type of platform and filter see the Zilla Basking Platform Filter. MyTurtleStore.com uses Ups to ship its packages anywhere in the United States. Our products are in stock and ready to ship.  Feel free to call us if you need help in placing an order for a turtle basking platform or any other product we carry. Call us toll free at 1-800-277-9286 and one of our herp staff will be happy to assist you. No matter what type of water turtle you have or however big your turtle is, you will find just the right turtle basking platform here at our store.