Genius Hour 3

Were working on our project on how to build a reptile house and make it functional. Were making are box out of a plastic tub. It maybe will have a divider in it, if the lizard and the turtle don’t get along. For the house we are going to need grass, sticks, and food for it to be a stable house. We also need water for the reptiles to drink. We also might have like a little pool for the reptiles to get moist so they don’t dry out. As far as housing goes, bigger is better. Many aquatic turtles are active swimmers, so choose the largest size enclosure possible. Glass aquarium are a popular choice. A 30-gallon tank is the absolute minimum size for smaller species measuring between 4 and 6 inches. For turtles between 6 and 8 inches, a 55-gallon tub is appropriate. And for turtles measuring more than 8 inches, tanks in the 75- to 125-gallon range are a better choice. If you start with a younger, smaller turtle, a smaller tank is acceptable as long as the enclosure size increases as your turtle grows. Some tubs  with both a water and land area are even designed specifically for turtles. If you have the room, another great option is an indoor or outdoor pond. We also are making a website that will maybe have some videos on their on how to build one. It will show are progress on the project. It might have steps on how to build a reptile house also.