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Do turtles need water to survive?

flaca BN-0 2011/04/29 00:59:59
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The creek is dry as a bone. What will all our turtles do? Just wonderin'.............
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  • Hamm0ckjames 2011/04/29 01:18:55
    Hamm0ckjames
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    Most turtles live in or around a water source. They do need a good water supply to thrive. Unlike a tortoise, which can survive on very little water,,,,,,

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  • ♥ Emily the "Cutie Banana P... 2011/04/30 18:14:44
    ♥ Emily the "Cutie Banana Pie" ♥
    +1
    All living organisms need water to survive. I'm sure the turtles will find another water resource, and hopefully it rains soon.
  • Melicious Kiss of PHAET 2011/04/29 15:09:22
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    +1
    Yes... they need water. Can you set out plastic baby pools, for them to soak in? Is the creek bed muddy? They can burrow into the mud.
  • flaca BN-0 Melicio... 2011/04/29 22:57:56
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    i was thinking of going to walmart and buying one of those ten buck hard platic kids paddlepools and doing just that.
  • Melicio... flaca BN-0 2011/04/30 03:08:13
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    Yeah... that is exactly what I was thinking of. :)
  • WGN 2011/04/29 12:02:24
    WGN
    +1
    All living things on the planet need water, but most reptiles do not need to live in water at all times.Some turtls live their whole lives in the sea/lake/pond/swamp and some only see water sparingly.
  • JGF 2011/04/29 04:13:57
    JGF
    +1
    All animals need water to survive. Turtles will migrate to follow the water.
  • wildcat 2011/04/29 02:38:40
    wildcat
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    Although there are no special storage compartments in the shell, terrestrial (land-dwelling) turtles are able to store water in their urinary bladder. Tortoises (turtles in the family Testudinidae) that are adapted to survive life in the desert have very large urinary bladders that can hold a quart or more of water. Unlike aquatic turtles, which excrete their wastes as ammonia in large amounts of water, land-dwelling turtles excrete solid uric acid with little water. This enables them to conserve water in order to survive long periods of drought.
    Land-dwelling turtles are also able to satisfy much of their water requirements from the foods they eat. For example, tortoises that live in the desert eat water-rich plants like cacti. Their digestive system efficiently extracts water from these foods, which helps them to conserve their water stores
  • flaca BN-0 wildcat 2011/04/29 02:48:57
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    there's a largish gap under my back gate that leads to the creek. Turtles could get under it. And I have a huge asian-style fishpond. I know turtles can smell water, so I expect an exodus into my yard. But that's OK. If they could read I'd put up signs "spa center" LOL
  • CHUCK 2011/04/29 01:43:59
    CHUCK
    +1
    YES PRAY FOR RAIN..

    IF YOU HAVE A WELL PIPE SOME WATER TO THEM..

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  • flaca BN-0 CHUCK 2011/04/29 01:47:48
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    i have a huge fishpond that a lot of enormous frogs/toads have flocked to. But I don't have a well. I'm even worried about the nutria that live in the banks. I know they're godawful critters, but somebody loves 'em (their moms no doubt)
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2011/04/29 01:38:28
  • NPC 2011/04/29 01:38:13
    NPC
    +1
    Yes they do.
  • CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2011/04/29 01:24:55
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    +2
    Some more than others,but they all need to wet their skin with water.
  • flaca BN-0 CAROLYN... 2011/04/29 01:29:42
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    I asked my hubby if I should run the hose down there a bit. This is the look I got back
    hubby run hose
  • CAROLYN... flaca BN-0 2011/04/29 01:40:19
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    +1
    Omg,I think we have the same husband!
  • CHUCK flaca BN-0 2011/04/29 01:45:33
    CHUCK
    +1
    SHOW HIM A MIRROR..
  • flaca BN-0 CHUCK 2011/04/29 01:50:10
    flaca BN-0
    +1
    hey what's a hundred bucks on the water bill if i save some of earth's critters?
  • CHUCK flaca BN-0 2011/04/29 01:52:47
    CHUCK
    +1
    IF YOU CAN AFFORD AFTER BUYING GAS.. HERE IT IS 4.19 PER GALLON..

    WE NEED TO STAY OUT OF WARS AND HELP OUR OWN PEOPLE..
  • flaca BN-0 CHUCK 2011/04/29 02:08:10
    flaca BN-0
    I agree, but France, Italy and Britain would still have gone ahead and done it, and the overall uprisings in the middle east would still have happened without us. However, you do know right that every time there's unrest the speculators hide behind it to upbid the price of oil.
    They sell it in a big merrygoround. They've done it before.
  • CHUCK flaca BN-0 2011/04/29 02:52:17
    CHUCK
    THOSE COUNTRIES ARE NOT THAT BRAVE..IN THE FIRST FEW MINUTES OF THE WAR, 124 CRUISE MISSILES WERE FIRED..WE FIRED 122 AND BRITAIN FIRED 2

    WE SPEND A 100 MILLION DOLLARS A DAY FOR THAT WAR..
    I DE RATHER WATER THE TURTLES..

    OBAMA IS REFUELING THE WAR PLANES WHICH COST 12,000 PER HOUR TO FLY,WHILE I PAY 4.19 PER GALLON FOR GAS..

    WE HAVE RETURNING WOUNDED VETS THAT MUST WAIT UP TO 19 MONTHS FOR A PHYSICAL TO QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS..

    TEXAS HAS A WILD FIRE PROBLEM OF A 125 SQUARE MILE..

    TORNADO ALLEY NEEDS HELP..

    THE S&P RATING IS NO JOKE..

    CHARITY STARTS AT HOME..

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  • Hamm0ckjames 2011/04/29 01:18:55
    Hamm0ckjames
    +3
    Most turtles live in or around a water source. They do need a good water supply to thrive. Unlike a tortoise, which can survive on very little water,,,,,,
  • SpecialKrazyK! 2011/04/29 01:04:09
    SpecialKrazyK!
    +3
    wonder if that is why they are crossing the road..we rescued a baby one once..but he went away from our then pond...good question..i hope someone with knowledge answers!

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