You may remember the contraption we used as a lettuce feeding device for the green sea turtles. Since we don't have any greens this year, we used some car wash strips to make a forest for the turtles to swim through.
Above, we introduce the 'forest' into Juggernaut's lane. Juggernaut, one of our loggerhead sea turtles, was a bit nervous at first and stayed as far away as possible. Sometimes they just need time to get used to a new introduction to their environment.
Kemp's ridley turtles. They honestly could care less!
South Carolina Aquarium gave us this suggestion (see post here). Beast is still checking it out and pushes it around a little. We have several smaller ones in with the Kemp's, and they always get used in there.
And sometimes we don't even have to put anything in the tank!
post here). It's great exercise and the turtles love to swim in it!
We will continuosly change out the enrichment in order to keep things different and stimulate the animals. It's always a fun project to come up with new ideas too!