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Why is my box turtle in her water bowl all day and night?

Discussion in 'American box turtles' started by AprilOneilTurtle, Dec 31, 2018.

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  1. AprilOneilTurtle

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    So since i've brought home my box turtle (who knows what her age is) she only goes in her water bowl, once a day, sometimes not at all. But for the past 2 days, she's been hanging in her water pool all day and night, she has not left once. I am a bit worried. Although, she is still aware of her surroundings, and doesn't look ill. I just want to know, is she feeling under the weather or some type of way to be hanging in her water pool for more than 48hrs?
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    Is her enclosure dry? Boxies do like water. Some hang out in ponds for days.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Sometimes box turtles sit all the time in water when there's something wrong with them - parasites? illness? too hot?
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    If I let my box turtle enclosures get drier than I should they will instinctively spend more time in their water bowls as a reaction to the lower humidity. What kind of enclosure is your box turtle in? What substrate are you using?
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