Turtles Out of Water
How long can a turtle stay out of water?
Turtles breathe air, and so in general there is no limit to how long
they can be out of water. Terrestrial turtles, like box turtles, rarely
go in water. Aquatic turtles need to be in water because that's their
natural home, where they find food and protection, but they will not
die just from being out of the water.
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Update: June 2012