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Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:10 pm   turtles breathing like a frog???

This may be normal, or not, but i just wanted to make sure.....
My baby turtles breath like a frog, they're necks protrude, and when they do, it looks a little bumpy, and light coloured. It's not rounded like when frogs do it, but just slightly bumpy and pinkish/redish in colour. Usually when they're out of the water.

If it's normal, for some reason, I haven't noticed that at all before. I've had one for a month, the other I just got a couple days ago.
I hope it is normal!! I can't take a picture of it coz they run away when i come by :P Thanks!
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:38 pm   

Totally normal :-)
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Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:22 pm   

Thanks! I didn't think it could be bad coz they looked fine! :)
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:56 am   

yeah mine does it in water . . . but then again my turtle doesn't like us to see him out of the water.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:15 pm   

It's normal, and is linked to smelling, I believe.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:31 pm   Re: turtles breathing like a frog???

So glad you asked this! I just got two turtles and one of them does this exactly, happy its normal for some to do :)
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:33 pm   Re: turtles breathing like a frog???

The first time I saw mine do this, I thought, "OH NO, IT'S THE SWOLLEN NECK! HE'S SICK! DID HE EAT SOMETHING AND IT STUCK? WHAT IS GOING ON?!"
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:12 am   Re: turtles breathing like a frog???

Is this a sign of respiratory infection?

My turtle has been well and active but recently like to bask more often.

He ways looks like he's breathless/burping - likes this:
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:57 pm   Re: turtles breathing like a frog???

If it's done infrequently, it's probably nothing to worry about. Raise water temperatures and look out for other symptoms.
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