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Myrtle
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Uh-oh. My turtle is sleeping on his rock again. He climbed up there twice tonight and fell asleep (the lights have been off for a while too). He is sleeping with his mouth closed. Is this normal behavior? Aren\'t turtles supposed to sleep in water at night? He slept in the water last night and usually does.
Some other factors: His water temp is 80 degrees... He is eating normal. He still \"begs\" for food. So why is he sleeping on the rock sometimes? Should I call a vet?
Thanks for any help,
Me and Myrt.
mariza
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RES usually do sleep in the water, however, some people have said that their turtles sleep out of the water/on the basking area. If your turtle is otherwise healthy, and he does sometimes sleep in the water as you noted, I`d keep an eye on him and if he shows any other symptoms, take him to the vet.
Myrtle
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Sounds good.
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