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How long can a turtle stay out of water?


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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.

J. Elliott


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