Penn-Plax Turtle Topper Above Tank Basking Platform, 14-in

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About This Item

  • Provides a unique spot for turtles to bask on top of their tank
  • Because the Turtle Topper sits on top, you can fill the tank completely so your turtle can enjoy swimming throughout the entire tank
  • Made to support the weight of multiple or larger turtles without sinking, which helps keep them dry as they bask
  • Two mounting rims are included to attach clamp lamps for optimal basking
  • Fits most tanks up to 55 gallons
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Questions & Answers

25 Customer Questions

Anyone have this ? How do you keep your tank covered as well as having this ?
Answer by ChewyDec 14, 2017
From customer reviews a lot of customers leave the other side open, the turtle won't be able to jump out unless there are other items closed to the sides for leverage.

Is the topper made to hang over the sides of the tank a bit, or are 14 inches supposed to be in line woth the tank?
Answer by ChewyJul 14, 2018
The topper should not hang over the sides of the tank. While on your tank, it should look like the image below.

What heat lamp and bulb is recommended for this?
Answer by ChewyMar 05, 2018
The Turtle Topper is designed to be used with two (2) 5.5" clamp lamp fixtures (not included). A good general guideline is to use a 75 watt basking/heat bulb in one (1) fixture and a 5.0 compact UVB bulb in the other fixture. Always research the specific requirements of your turtle.

Is there any way I can make it easier for my turtle to get onto the platform? I have a 1 year old yellow bellied slider and he’s tried to get onto the platform multiple times but it seems to be too steep for him.
Answer by ChewyJun 14, 2018
Based off reviews from other customers, they have tried turtle safe grip and shelf liners on the ramp and it made a huge difference.

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151 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By jaiiii on Jul 21, 2022

turtle loves it

OUR twenty year old red slider loves new Penn-Plax Turtle Topper. Spends half his day in there. Took 24hrs for him to learn to climb in. Love the lights and blubs from Chewy that you can order. Fit like a system. Heat, sunlight blubs and fixtures.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Pancake on Jun 27, 2022

Perfect fit for the tank!

We have a shallow section, and the topper ramp fits perfectly! Haven't seen the turtle use it yet, but he's more of a swimmer anyway.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By marsi on Apr 2, 2022

Even got my grandma one!

I purchased this twice one for me and one for my grandma. We both own red-eared sliders and love this item if you have a bigger turtle like my grandma keep in mind they might throw themselves off so it’ll slowly go sliding back easy fix just put against a wall the suction cups are adjustable so that makes it leveled and snug for the tank I have a 20 gallon and so does she. Only down fall is i wish the steps had grip to help them get up but just keep the water above 2-3 steps and they WILL gain the strength over time so it’s easier for them to get up hope this helps

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on Jun 9, 2022

Francis loves it

This set up works out perfectly for our 65 gallon tank! Francis knew how it worked right away, and after a nice long swim, he knocked out in his little luxurious loft.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kathryn on Apr 13, 2022

It’s awesome

Looks great, fits perfectly for my 29 gallon tank, arrived a whole day early, and has little “railing boxes” so I can clip my turtle’s clamp lamp over the box/edge. I do recommend

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Skyler on Mar 7, 2022

basking platform

Great addition to the tank! Fits perfect and turtles love it! Our bigger turtle didn’t like it at first but eventually he started using it. Causes a darker spot in the tank but nothing an underwater light can’t fix! Our turtles also use the bottom part as a place to sleep and hang out

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Elle on Jan 13, 2022

Very nice looking but my turtle will not climb

After 3 days of just watching him hang on the ramp, I gave up on this. I tried adding no slip tape on the ramp and still no luck. It looks really nice if a turtle would only use it! When I put him up in the basking box under the lamp I added, he just jumps right back into the water. I was also concerned about the open area since it doesn't cover the complete tank.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By MissKF on Apr 17, 2022

Kind of meh

It had said it would fit up to a 55 gallon tank but it does not. Not really happy about that.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By BerryBlue321 on Feb 20, 2022

It would be better with a longer platform to get on

It works well and is very easy to set up but with a 55 gallon tank you would have to fill it all the way to the top so they can get onto the platform.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Crystal on Mar 6, 2022

Super cool

It’s really cool and I can see how it would be amazing but my two year old turtle will not use it