Indian Star Tortoise behavior

My Indian Star Tortoise (captive bred; four years old) has recently developed the habit of spending hours in his water bowl soaking. Since getting him (three months ago) I have been soaking him daily for 15 minutes before his breakfast, but now he is taking himself off for long soaks every day. Is this normal? His enclosure is not too hot. It is always between 80F and 85F. Thanks so much.

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Aug 08, 2009
Star Tortoise Soaking
by: Shelly

I looked for an answer for you and found this page that is very good."

Be sure your tortoise can't drown in the water or get its food wet in the water. Otherwise, it doesn't seem to be a problem. Do read the rest of the article, though, so you'll know yourself what to do.

Keep it slow and steady.

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