how long can a freshwater turtle live without water ?

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hello ;

so my turtle has grown enough to step out the fish tank today ,, it's somewhere in the house , but can't find him ,,how long he can make it without water ?


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I don't know how long they can go without water. He'll probably go in search of water when he needs it.
Maybe set out some shallow pans of water to lure him.
 
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thank you very much for the fast reply .


i have searched the house several times with no luck , hope he's okay !

ill put water plates all over the house now , "hope not to be kicked out the home thought "




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You'd probably be in more trouble if it was a snake.

Maybe other will have some ideas.
Good luck, I hope the trick works. Let us know.
 

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Sorry he's gone walking around. Hopefully he finds your plates Let us know please.
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Hi, well it depends on what kind of turtle you have. I have a red ear slider turtle and they can go for alittle while without water. It really just depends on how hot it is, so if your in a cool air conditioned house he should be fine for 24 hours until u find him. best of luck! i had to find my turtle once too, he climbed out of the tank and fell down the stairs and hid under the couch! lol =]
 

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awww that's kind of cute! He's on "walkabout". I hope you find him soon. Lucy's water dish idea sounds perfect.
 
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thank you all for replies .

he is still hiding somewhere !
been about 8 hours in one of the non-air conditioned rooms "32 C temp ! "

water dishes all over the house hope that he is using one of them to keep alive ..
 
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i have just found him !

after 18 hours being without water , he was in the balcony "about 15 meters to walk from the fish tank till there !" it's very hot in there / around 45 c !!/

seems he was going in and out at night to reach the near plate of water that lucy suggested to use ! otherwise it should be in heaven now .

he looks very dry and tired i putted him back into the tank and gave him food . hope he makes it through
 

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I'm so glad you found him!
Time for a new tank or secure his old one.
 
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