Tortoise on back

I came home and found my tortoise on her back in her pool of water. She has never done this before. I have no idea how long she was there, but she had soiled the water. I picked her up immediately. She is walking and moving around. Could she be hurt or is she okay. I am new to reptiles. Thanks.

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Oct 20, 2010
Tortoise on Back
by: Anonymous

I wonder where the 4 hour comment comes from. Large tortoises were kept alive for at least weeks on their backs on sailing ships for fresh meat. I'd be interested in where the 4 hour information is printed.

Oct 17, 2010
by: jasper

she should be fine, just aslong as she doesn't stay on her back for over 4 hours.

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