Yellow bellied slider not basking?

Martin8

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Hello, I have posted about this before but nothing I have done has worked. I have a fully grown ybs and she isn't basking. I had built her a new basking area around 6 weeks ago and she hasn't been on yet 😕I had originally put artifical grass on the top and walls around so she wouldn't feel vulnerable. But after 2 weeks of her not going up I took all that off and kept it to how she originally had it. But she's still not going up, not even sneakily! I tempted her up a few times with some treats to make sure that it was stable enough and it was rock steady so I'm unsure why. Her temp in the water is 25 degree c and her basking area is 36 degree c. I cant figure out what the issue is or how I can encourage her? I have attached some pics so you can see her set up. Thanks in advance!
 

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nicoleann2214

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Hello, I have posted about this before but nothing I have done has worked. I have a fully grown ybs and she isn't basking. I had built her a new basking area around 6 weeks ago and she hasn't been on yet 😕I had originally put artifical grass on the top and walls around so she wouldn't feel vulnerable. But after 2 weeks of her not going up I took all that off and kept it to how she originally had it. But she's still not going up, not even sneakily! I tempted her up a few times with some treats to make sure that it was stable enough and it was rock steady so I'm unsure why. Her temp in the water is 25 degree c and her basking area is 36 degree c. I cant figure out what the issue is or how I can encourage her? I have attached some pics so you can see her set up. Thanks in advance!
@Yvonne G may be able to help you
 

turtlesailor

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How long did you set up the new basking platform?
It my diamondback terrapin 5 days to actually use it!
 
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