Buying Terrapin Supplies
One thing that is not always easy, especially if you live in the UK, is finding stores that sell good terrapin equipment and supplies.
Many times I have visited my local pet store only to find they have a very limited stock of terrapin supplies.
Food is one of the areas I always struggle in, most pet stores I have visited only stock the smallest food tubs, that is ok in an emergency but my terrapins are too large and get through small tubs in a matter of days.
Another area you may struggle in is finding suitable terrapin aquarium equipment, for example a basking area. In fact I have found that the best place to buy terrapin supplies is online.
Online shopping is so much better than it used to be and a great way to buy terrapin supplies and equipment equipment and I order most of my terrapins things online now. I have done it many times without any problems and the shipping is normally quite reasonable.
With this in mind here are my top 5 rated terrapin products available online:
1. Floating Terrapin Log
Zoo Med’s floating terrapin log is the first product on the market designed for interactive play with your pet aquatic terrapin! It provides security, comfort and stress reduction for all aquatic and semi-aquatic turtles.
The log is bottom weighted to allow turtles to climb on top to bask without rolling roll over. It holds two 4 inch (10 cm) terrapins without sinking, or one terrapin up to 6 inches (15 cm).
Normally Priced Around £26.00, but Free Shipping is usually offered.
2. Terrapin Deck/Ramp
The Komodo Turtle Ramp/Deck provides a simple, stable and easily cleaned platform for aquatic and semi-aquatic terrapins to exit the water and bask as they would in their natural environment so they can regulate their body temperature.
The Decks are designed to fit a wide range of aquatic terrarium situations and are easily adjusted for the depth of the water environment.
The Terrapin Deck is constructed of a single piece of formed clear acrylic with suction cups to attach it to any smooth surface. Normally Priced Around £18.00.
3. Floating Basking Platform
Perfectly tailored to the basking needs of terrapins. Give your terrapin an opportunity to regulate its body temperature by basking on a floating basking platform, with a platform that stays accessible at any water level.
A suction cup system keeps the buoyant platform from floating around the tank, yet allows easy removal for tank cleaning. Clean scale and algae from the platform’s non-porous surface by scrubbing with soap and water.
4. Zoo Med ReptiSafe
Removes Chloramines and Chlorine
Removes toxic Ammonia
Provides essential ions and electrolytes
Helps in hydrating new animals
Stimulates slime coat development providing a natural protective barrier
Reduces pH (very important)
ReptiSafe is the only terrarium water conditioner on the market. No harsh chemicals (that you can’t pronounce) used. Unique organic colloid and organic chelating agent delivery system. Very safe to use and helps to keep your terrapin healthy.
5. Zoo Med Terrapin Hut
Can be used dry or submerged in a terrapin tank.
Normally Priced Around £13 – £14. Usually if you have an order over £10 you’ll get free shipping.
Of course, second hand is an excellent way to go for the more expensive setup items, like aquariums. You can’t go past eBay listings to seek out something perfect to get started with. Here’s a selection of what’s available right now :
Wherever you decide to shop for your terrapin supplies make sure that the product you buy is suitable for your type of terrapin. Happy Shopping!