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RE: Ruined the Fun.

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Posted by: EJ at Mon Jun 4 07:41:47 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EJ ]  
   

Never have seen a tortoise plump up is moved to a humid environment or sprayed. The only time I notice a tortoise rehydrated is through drinking.

I've dealt with hundreds of dehydrated tortoises.

This topic has been hashed and rehashed to the point there is no need to read every word once I get the gist of a persons opinion.

I throw this out time and again... show me some evidence that there is cloacal drinking in tortoises. It doesn't even have to be scientific evidence... any evidence will do.

As I mentioned... a moist environment does seem to benefit shell development but it has nothing with absorbing moisture. It has to do with preventing or reducing the loss of moisture.

>>Hay Mr.Ed. Dont leave us hanging! What were the two environments. Try reading the entire post next time down to the last two words! You ever seen a tortoises dryed up dehydrated eyes "plump up" when you soak or spray water on them.( same at other end) What do you think is happenning there, if not absorbing water?! VM
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