Basking Platform - Help, Please

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Basking Platform - Help, Please

Postby ComicBookMama » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:40 pm

I have a spiderwood branch in Figment's hab for basking, but of late he has stopped using it. He's hanging out in his hammock instead, and I don't think it's getting warm enough for him (but that's another post).

At any rate, I'd like to get him a proper basking platform sized for an adult beardie, so I won't have to replace it when he gets his full growth. Does anyone out there make good platforms I could buy? I ran a search on Google, and got mainly off-the-shelf platforms that don't look big enough and a lot of DIYs, and I am NOT a handy sort. I'd rather pay someone to make a proper platform for me.

The only thing that looked like it might work, though I worry about the weight in a glass hab, was a cinder block (single hole, not double) with three bricks to make steps to the top.

Could you kind folks show me what you use for a basking area in your dragon's home? Do you use just a rock, a piece of driftwood, or something fancier? Help!

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Re: Basking Platform - Help, Please

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:49 pm

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This is what I use and it makes for good gradient temps as well plus its easy to clean as it is made out of a resin
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Re: Basking Platform - Help, Please

Postby claudiusx » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:15 pm

Hi Chris,

I just use larger flat rocks that I find.
It makes for a fun little trip to go out to a forest or river and look for rocks and driftwood.

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Re: Basking Platform - Help, Please

Postby ComicBookMama » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:03 pm

Thanks - Karrie, I saw that branch when I was out shopping the other day, and now I'm kicking myself for not picking it up. I just remember wondering if it was big enough for a grown beardie. Brandon, do you think a rock big enough for an adult beardie would pose a danger of cracking the bottom of a glass tank? I noticed that you've got nice, durable wood habs for your babies.

Thanks again!
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Re: Basking Platform - Help, Please

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:38 pm

Here is a pic of Hiccup sitting on that log
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He loves that log --- gives him different ways to sit and use it
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Re: Basking Platform - Help, Please

Postby ComicBookMama » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:29 am

Hiccup is a darling!
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Re: Basking Platform - Help, Please

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:35 am

Thank you---- he stands up on the floor and he lays on it from the other side w/ his head on the bottom part---- I have the same log in Blazes tank and hes utilizing it as well ---
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