Do Turtles Need Water?

Can turtle live without water?

Turtles can usually stay out of water for around 8 hours. However, this depends on the environment of the land they are on. If the area has a cool temperature, a turtle can stay out of the water for a couple days. That being said, a turtle will run into serious digestion issues if they stay out of water too long.

How long can turtles stay out of water?

However, usually, aquatic turtles can stay in the sun for around 6-8 hours out of the water. When in a cool place or rather a shade, they can remain out for approximately 2 to 3 days.

Do I need to give my turtle water?

Turtles don’t just need water, they also need substrate to keep the water clean and disease-free, and a basking area where they can completely dry out, rest and warm up.

How do I know if my turtle needs water?

Land turtles and aquatic turtles use their feet differently. Because aquatic turtles have to swim, most species have webbed claws. To tell whether you have an aquatic turtle, move its claws apart slightly. Aquatic turtles have a flap of skin between the claws that helps them swim more efficiently.