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yes it can i hav a red eared turtle and it can sleep underwater

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Does an red- eared slider turtle have a backbone?

Yes, all turtles have backbones which are located under the shell.

What is a turtle with black spots on the bottom of the shell?

The turtle that has black spots under the shell is a red-eared slider turtle. It is so named because of the red dash that appears around their ears.

Will your red eared slider know to get out of the water to sleep or will he drown tonight?

They can sleep under water because they can hold their breath for a very long time.


It's probably a red eared slider turtle. But it also have to have red on the sides of it's head. It may also be a Reeves turtle. They have longer tails and no red under their eares

Do red eared sliders sleep?

They do in Fact Sleep under water.

Can a red ear slider turtle sleep under water?

yes it can i know cuz i have two and my bro wakes up early in morning and it sleeps uderwater

Why does my you red eared slider yawn under water?

It is possible that your turtle has a respiratory infection. Watch your turtle for loss of appetite or other symptoms. Research this illness and see. Try putting your turtle in warm water and increasing basking temps slightly. And remove your turtle from all breezes. If it doesn't get better in a few days, contact a vet.

Do red eared sliders sleep in the water?

Yes, sliders are one type of turtle capable of sleeping under water. They can last for surprisingly long amounts of time but will automatically wake up to rise for air when oxygen levels become low. Even though all are capable, some turtles will non the less choose to sleep with their bodies submerged in water with only their noses or full head out. I've even seen some turtles taking naps totally out of the water. So yes, red eared slider turtles can safely sleep under water if they so choose to.

Picture of a female red ear slider turtle?

Females and males look nearly the same. The only real difference is a slight variation in tail length and the plastron (under shell) is convex in females and concave in males. If you needed one for a presentation, find any picture of a red eared slider and call it female.

Do turtles breath under water?

No they do not breathe under water. They have lungs. Aquatic turtles such as the red - eared slider can hold their breath for 3 - 4 hours.

How long can a baby red-eared slider turtle live under water?

Baby red-eared sliders... well for starters, don't worry about them drowning underwater. Just give them enough water so that their head is above the water. As long as they have some rocks on the side so that they can bask, you're good. =) Source: experience

What can a red eared turtle eat?

they can eat mini shrimps that you can get in Petsmart,Walmart,Petco for like under $3

How big does a yellow belly slider turtle get?

Yellow belly sliders grow just under 1 foot in length.

How long can red eared sliders sleep under water for?

They can sleep for as long as they want some like to sleep on their rock while some like to sleep underwater both of my sliders love to sleep underwater.

How do red eared slider turtles breathe under water?

Most turtles slow down their breathing and hold their breath and they can hold their breath for longs periods of time.

Do turtles sleep?

I don't know about other species, but I have a red-eared slider (one of the most common types of aquatic turtles in the U.S.) and she sleeps at night just like I do. After the sun goes down and her heat lamp turns off, she goes up against one side of her tank, pulls her head in, and sleeps like that all night long. MY BABY eastern box turtle sleeps alot since it is a baby and when it sleep under a log it curves his neck out and he sleeps like that

Can res turtles lay eggs in sand that's in the water?

No. Semi-Aquatic Turtles like the Red eared Slider will only lay eggs on land, not under water.

Does it harm your red eared slider turtle to hold it?

Not at all, it helps them get to know you more, but the proper way to hold them if there babies is to put your index finger and thumb in pinch positoin. Next you put your thumb under there plastron and your index ontop of there carapis and if there adults you kinda grab them like a hamburger lol hope that helped :)

Do some turtles breath from their bum when under water?

no, that just silly!!!! No they do not breathe under water. They have lungs. Aquatic turtles such as the red - eared slider can hold their breath for 3 - 4 hours. If you are wondering because your turtle is blowing bubbles from behind it, it is because it is a sexually mature male turtle. A few species of turtles have cloacal bursae that are rich in blood vessels and can be used for gas exchange. The vast majority of turtle species do not either have these cloacal bursae, or if they do, they cannot use them for gas exchange. Please refer to the end of the article I am added to related links.

Red eared sliders eggs laid under water?

no no no no no no no no they will drownd right when they hit water u should give you turtle sand to lay them in please

Can a turtle go to sleep?

Turtles, like any other animal, sleep when they need to. I catch my four napping on a regular basis. They love catching a snooze while out sunning themselves. They can't sleep under water they have to be basking. If they were to sleep under water they might drown. My turtle spent her first night completely undewater (sleeping) So I guess they do sleep underwater they hold their breath for hours

How much water should be in the tank of a 6 inch red eared slider turtle?

fill it nearly to the top, res are very good swimmers and are naturally found in fairly deep pond waters. it should be in a 60+ gallon tank and have a dock [preferably home made for a res that size] so it can dry off and bask under the UV

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