climbing tortoise

by gabrielle

Siadwel is a 2year old russian tortoise who loves climbing over everything, his house, his log and even us kids if we lie on the floor.. this is great until he lands on his back and can't flip himself back over.. we are worried that if he flips over as a result of climbing that he won't be able to get back on his feet until he is found...and if we are at school or in bed and our parents are in work that he could be there for some time ... he won't die if he's too long on his back will he???? i'm really worried

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Oct 02, 2010
flipping tortoise
by: Anonymous

Being on its back isn't good for a tortoise, but it isn't deadly either for relatively short periods of time. If you can tell what makes your tortoise flip over, try to remove those conditions when you will not be around to help out.

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