tortoise behavior laying flat

by Maureen

I have a california deserttortoise and she is acting odd she is laying quite flat with her leggs out flat onto the ground.can you tell me why she would be bahaving this way?

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Nov 11, 2017
Tortoise laying flat
by: Topaz

It is totally normal. They are absorbing heat and relax with their legs stretched out.

Oct 06, 2012
by: Anonymous

I have a Yucatan Box Turtle and it does the same thing when it is resting. It likes to find a cool place, usually moist and lay flat with legs sprawled. He is healthy, very active in morning, swims, eats, poops all good. I just notice he rests in the hottest part of the day.

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