Other Turtle Discussion :: Sleeping?

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:00 pm   Sleeping?

I was just wondering if anyone can tell me how long turtles generally sleep? If there is already a topic about this or a sticky can you let me know? The reason I ask is because I read somewhere that sleeping too much may be an indication of an illness. Just so it's clear, I don't think my turtle is sleeping too much, but I want to know for the future how much is too much just in case. Thanks.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 8:57 am   

Mine go to bed when I do. About 10 or 11pm and sleep until about 5am when they see the sun start to come up outside. They also sometimes fall asleep during the day while basking.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:56 pm   

They're diurnal--they sleep at night and are awake during the day (they may shut their eyes while basking, but a healthy turtle will most likely be alert enough to respond to movement by at least opening his eyes).

If my turtle were continually doing a lot of basking and this seemed to be out of the ordinary, if he were otherwise lethargic and/or not eating well, I'd be on the lookout for other symptoms that would indicate he was sick. If he were otherwise acting what for him was normal, I wouldn't worry.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:48 pm   

Thanks Marisa and Jenaero. Marisa, you are the one that said Cod Liver Oil is good for swollen eyes if they are due to Vit. A deficiency. I found some at my local drug store, but it also contains Omega 3 is that not the right kind?
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:41 pm   

By plain cod liver oil I mean nothing added. When I lived in Tokyo and tried to get cod liver oil, all I could find is peppermint or lemon-flavored cod liver oil. I think fish oil is high in Omega 3, so if there's no additives, I'd say it was OK to use (just a little, very gently on the lids once or twice a day for several days).
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