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RE: baby terrapins

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Posted by: boxienuts at Sat Jan 10 15:27:23 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by boxienuts ]  
   

My diamondbacks often take very long naps on the bottom. It sounds like what you are discribing is simply them sleeping on the bottom. Realize that diamonbacks and many other water turtles can stay underwater for very long periods of time, especially if they are at rest or brumating. This time of year mine do a lot more sleeping and less eating than in the spring, summer, fall, it's only natural. Hope this helps ease your mind, I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure what you are describing are underwater naps, mine sleep most of the night that way and usually take a long nap shortly after eating, much like myself falling asleep on the couch after supper, nothing like a good nap on a full belly
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