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Answered 2011-05-02 01:15:35

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.

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How do box turtles breathe under water?

They can't breath under water.

What helps turtles breathe under water?

Turtles don't breathe under water. They've got lungs - not gills. They hold their breath when they dive.

How long can sea turtles hold their breath under water?

sea turtles can hold their breath for 4-7 hours while resting or sleeping.

What is an interesting fact about pig nosed turtles?

Pig nosed turtles can breath under water for 30 minutes!

How do red eared slider turtles breathe under water?

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Do turtles breathe oxygen?

Turtles do indeed breath oxygen. They are able to hold their breath for extended periods while either hiding or search for food under water.

How long can turtles breathe under water?

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Do sea turtles breathe air or water?

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How do turtles breathe in water or not?

Turtles live in the water. How can they not breath in what they live in?!

Do sea turtles breathe underwater?

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Can sea turtles breathe underwater?

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How do sea turtles breathe under water?

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How do freshwater turtles breath under water and what is the effect of the ammonia and nitrates from the fish wastes on them?

They don't breath underwater. They can only breath air. (They can hold their breath a long time though.)

How do sea turtles live under water?

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How long can turtles hold their breath?

Turtles can actually hold their breath up to 3 to 5 months. In the winter turtles hibernate under the waters mud.

How long can a turtle breath under water?

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Can a turtle hold its breath under water?

yes, most aquatic turtles can hold their breathe for several hours.

Can Owls breath under water?

No owls can breath under water they are birds and the only type of bird that can breath under water are the penguins

Could turtles see under water?

Yes turtles can see under the water

Can your box turtle breathe under water?

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What do turtles breath in?

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How dolphins and turtles are breathing under water?

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Where do under water frogs live?

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