Turtles & Tortoise Sleeping with Head Out – 3 MEANING!

This, to me, indicates that you have created a secure environment for your turtle or tortoise. Reward yourself!

It’s absolutely adorable, and I occasionally feel envious…wish I could look as comfortable as they do….lol

Unless it is extremely cold, all of my tortoises sleep sprawled out like that. Whenever I acquire a new tortoise or a rescue, it sleeps tucked away in its shells for months or even years before I notice it sprawled out.

I like to believe that once they lose their fear of predation and feel completely secure, they will not hesitate to leave their vulnerable parts on the ground at night. Regardless, it is most emphatically not cause for alarm.

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Tortoise Sleeping with Head Out

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Is it Normal for a Tortoise to Sleep with its Head Out?

It is commonly referred to as the death pose; it can be frightening for first-time owners, but it is a naturally relaxed state in which they sleep.

I’ve had my pair for over seven years, so I’ll offer some advice (take it or leave it, of course!:))

*Converse with them on a daily basis. You’ll be surprised at how dog-like they become as they age. My two companions accompany me around the backyard, and they come running whenever one of us emerges (me, wife, kids or dogs). They are extremely sociable and inquisitive!

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*Start them off on an organic diet. Conduct research, but their natural diet consists primarily of grasses and flowers (they love hibiscus flowers and leaves). Fruit should be consumed in moderation and as a treat. Keep away from store-bought food pellets. I was instructed to use those, and both of my two have extremely mild pyramiding. They’re healthy, but not as smooth as they should be if I began eating organically.

*Conduct research! Conduct research into the proper lighting (UV, etc.) for indoor living, diet, how healthy they should look, when to move them outside, and so forth. There is never enough information about these gentlemen.

*Remember that you’ll have a pet for a long time; they live indefinitely (well, maybe not indefinitely, but there’s a good chance they’ll outlive you if they’re healthy).

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I am by no means an expert, and I’m sure there are others who can and will provide you with more comprehensive advice. All I can say is to research everything you’re advised to do and wish you the best of luck with your PET!!

Do Tortoises Sleep with their heads Out?

It is commonly referred to as the death pose; it can be frightening for first-time owners, but it is a naturally relaxed state in which they sleep.

Do Tortoises Hibernate with their Heads Out?

It is commonly referred to as the death pose; it can be frightening for first-time owners, but it is a naturally relaxed state in which they sleep.

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