General Care Discussion :: how long can a res stay underwater not that he drowned

Taking care of your turtle's overall health.

Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:22 pm   how long can a res stay underwater not that he drowned

just for future problems if they may come
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:27 pm   

If a turtle is healthy, he will come up for air when he needs it. This will be more frequently if he's active and less so when he's inactive. With some variation, an active turtle can stay under water for 10-15 minutes before coming up for air. A sleeping turtle can stay under water much longer.

This assumes that there is nothing in the tank that can pin a turtle under water to prevent him from getting air when he needs it.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:17 pm   

When my year old turtle is chasing fish around, he usually stops for air about every minute and a half, but that may just be that he's tired. When he's not chasing things, he can stay under a lot longer.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:25 pm   

Yea Usually they come up every minute or so, but they can stay down for a LOT longer.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:45 am   

Sheba sometimes sleeps the whole night under the water.
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