Feeding and Nutrition :: Spitting water from nose?

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:26 pm   Spitting water from nose?

When Liza (9" penn cooter) eats she tends to shoot water out of her nose as she's swallowing...especially if it's a large piece of food she's trying to get down. She does dip her head under to begin swallowing, but tends to finish w/ head above water level (already looking for that next bite, LOL) and I've seen water shoot several inches away.

Has anyone else seen this?
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:34 pm   

Yeah, Turtley "spits" on me all the time when i'm feeding him. Just like you said, it's always when he's just swallowed a pellet and is coming up for another. Greedy little things, aren't they? No manners at all!
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:41 am   

Turtles smell underwater by pulling water through their mouth and expelling it through their nose or vice versa, by pumping their jaw, which you can clearly see.
When they eat, they expell excess water out too.
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:50 am   

I didn't know that. thnx
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:31 pm   

"spitting" thru the nose.....yup, totally ok. :)
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:14 pm   

Search the forum for "fireman" :P
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:06 am   

steve wrote:Search the forum for "fireman" :P


Hahahahaha! *loved* that thread Steve - thanks! :lol:
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:42 pm   

Mine RES does it quite frequently. It's partially due to their anatomy.
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