Habitat - Indoor :: can turtles drown is a lot of water ?

Turtle tank setups and other indoor configurations.

Post Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:13 pm   

No, they may "test" a plastic plant once then they leave it alone. I wouldn't put a plastic plant with very fine, featherly leaves in with Spot, but plants like the one in the thread with sturdy leaves are fine.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:12 pm   

I wouldn't worry too much, I have 2 babys (6 months old) 1 is really active, and is always swimming and playing, the other just likes to bask all day, and there both healthy and happy, turtles have different personalities, just like people
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:33 pm   

My turts are 5", 9" and 7.5" and they still sleep in the reptile hammock and fake plants that i put in their tank. Sometimes all three are sleeping on the hammock and it looks quite cramped but hey im not sleeping in there lol.. They wont eat plastic plants they seem to know which are potential food and which are are just a sofa etc lol...
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:11 pm   

How is Tamworth this time of year .
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:25 pm   

Haha cold Joey.. Not as pleasant as South Carolina i bet lol.
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:27 pm   

It is just a bit nippy, but for most of the day I had shorts on.
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:15 pm   

Now your just showing off lol... Its rarely warm enough for shorts in summer over here lol...
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:40 pm   Re: can turtles drown is a lot of water ?

Hello I have a question. My sister and my son have had a small turtle for about 3weeks now. I noticed that it was not in water and he woyld always hide under a blanket.. Do u think he is ok neing out of water for so long??? Now I placed him in a big tank and g
He seems to swim but is always trying to reach for air at the top. I added a floaty but he does not want to go there, should I be wortied???
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:11 am   Re: can turtles drown is a lot of water ?

You need to revisit how you are keeping him. He shouldn't have a blanket and should be in his tank. Do you have a picture of your setup?
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