General Care Discussion :: Moving her throat in and out like a frog?

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:59 pm   Moving her throat in and out like a frog?

Ok yes that sounds pretty weird but yesterday I was watching her and I noticed her seriously , like puffing it in and out, but Ive only seen her do this once so Im not sure what this could mean, have any of yours did this?
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:25 pm   

The kind of have puffy necks but I have never seen Rexi puff it out like a frog before.
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:32 pm   

mines does it too. it goes up and it neck just fills up and when it goes back it turns flat. i notice that it doesnt croak it just grows bigger and smaller by inhalation now and then
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:36 pm   

yeah I dont know, it was odd but I havent seen her do anymore. So maybe she was yawning inside of her throat, you know how we sometimes hold our yawns in, maybe shes doing that
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:37 pm   

I was just watching Rexi very closely and her kneck does come out slightly when she breaths.
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:44 pm   

oh good, well atleast its nothing serious, Donatella keeps me on my toes haha
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:21 pm   

It's normal. It's just her breathing and sniffing the air. Spot puffs out his throat when he's about to be fed.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:32 am   

My hatchling does it whenever his nose is out of the water.
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:09 pm   

they do that becasue it helps aid their breathing, kinda like a diaphragm. after all, they are encased in a hard shell so.. that makes breathing a little weird for them. Rolo does it all the time and i think its cute. if your watch them closely their throat goes in and out slightly when they are breathing normaly when their throat puffs out its like a deep breath i suppose. a turtle sigh!
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:32 pm   

I could be off on this and it's only from my observation of my own turtles. I noticed my female does this when she is stuck somewhere I think it's when they are nervous or stressed out. Last night she did it when she was stuck behind my fish tank in the basement which I only bring her down maybe once every 2 months. I opened the tank doors below and she was there unable to get out and puff puff puff like a frog.
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