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Fly River Turtle Behavior


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Posted by Maxx MacLeod on April 14, 2003 at 00:47:17:

In Reply to: pig nosed turtle - light question posted by daisy on April 13, 2003 at 03:16:37:

Daisy-- It's normal that your Fly River Turtle is active at night. There are several prominent turtle people (John Cann, Bill McCord) who believe that Pig Nosed Turtles are mostly nocturnal and that they use their highly developed sense of smell and the small sensitive protuberances on the nose to forage and locate food at night. I've noticed that mine move around a lot at night too. As far as light goes, you might want to get a reptile bulb. I've noticed that mine will often sit under the light and bask under water. They'll stretch their legs out and go through all of the typical motions that turtles do while basking on logs...except underwater. And this isn't very unusual. There are other turtles that also bask in shallow water. I hope that helps! --Maxx


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