Sunday, November 29, 2009

How to give water to a tortoise

While some domestic tortoises learn to drink from a saucer, they enjoy a drink from a hose.
Aim the hose away from the tortoise, and not directly on the animal.

The water will run towards the tortoise and he will suck it up from the ground.
Make sure the tortoise does not get blinded by splashing mud.

In the wild, tortoises can supplement their fluid intake by eating succulents.
Baby tortoises need to have a drink soon after they hatch.

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