tortoise on back

How long can a tortoise survive when on his back?

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May 19, 2015
baby flip
by: Anonymous

my baby is always fliped over and i dont know why. if you know help.

Apr 28, 2012
tortoise + human together
by: runner

my tortoise likes looking at me when im naked is that normal for a tortoise to fancy a human?

Apr 13, 2012
Rub rub rub
by: Anonymous

Rub its belly it will relax a bit

Mar 05, 2012
by: Anonymous

I lost my turle in our back yard. Now we cant find her. We have all spots where she can escape blocked off. So how can we find her? Is it possible for them to dig into the ground & just be in that spot? Plz if u have an answer e-mail at Levario520
AT, thnk u

Mar 04, 2012
on back
by: Anonymous

my hermans is 2 years old and when i get home from work he is on his back asleep but awakens when i put him on his belly ..... this was for like 8 ours and he is perfectly fine.

Jan 11, 2012
turtle lying on its back!
by: F

Is it because of turtule depression?

Nov 24, 2011
by: Anonymous

my 2 n half torts has been biting hard on my 1 n half torts dont know why suddenly he has turned so violent
my poor female is very scared of him ..i need help to mellow him down these day i keep them in separate boxes

Nov 16, 2011
by: Back

I just found my tortuous on her back I got soo worried coz I didn't know how king she had been there for it was 12.00 midnight and I'm worried to find her again on her back I hope that if I go to work and come back and she is on her back she will still be ok .

Oct 11, 2011
ask an expert
by: Anonymous

There is a form on this site now where you can actually contact a Vet.

Oct 11, 2011
Fell on side...
by: Dale

My new tortoise got stuck yesterday on her side between the log and side of her container. She was mad when i got home from work and got her out. She didnt eat dinner last night and went to sleep earlier then usual, should i be worried or think it was just the stress of the day??? thanks for any help...

Aug 23, 2011
by: Anonymous

I can't say how long exactly, but for sure more than 45 minutes. They used to live on their backs in sailing ships. They were being kept as fresh meat. So for sure that would have been days, if not weeks. With smaller animals, the time is probably shorter, but I'm pretty sure it's more than 45 minutes.

Aug 22, 2011
tortoise on his back
by: jamie

i was told for 45 mins, then he will go into shock cause of the stress he is under, no info any where re-guarding this baby tortoise falls on his back every day and its stressing me out, do you have any idea's?

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