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Old 15-06-2008, 06:07 PM
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Just another random stupid question, but can Tortoise swim? I just assume they cant, but crazier things have happened.
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Old 15-06-2008, 06:14 PM
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ive seen yellow foots swiiming well on a wildlife docu
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Old 15-06-2008, 06:16 PM
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i wouldnt recommend trying to see but yeah mine paddle around a bit lol
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Old 15-06-2008, 06:17 PM
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Well they would have too otherwise they would not of got to the volcanic islands. But I would not recommend that anybody put their pet in the bath they will not enjoy it and it may drown.
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Old 15-06-2008, 06:18 PM
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hi leopard tortoises swim i have seen video's of one swimming across a waterhole in africa and also of a pet swimming in a pool and i myself have seen hatchlings and juveniles swim in a deep tub.
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Old 15-06-2008, 06:18 PM
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ive seen yellow foots swiiming well on a wildlife docu

like to see that, what program was it ?
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Old 15-06-2008, 06:22 PM
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cant remeber exactly which series or the title but it was with the nutty steve austin
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Old 15-06-2008, 06:28 PM
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Many tortoises can swim. The Aldabra and Galapagos tortoises are well documented swimmers.

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Just another random stupid question, but can Tortoise swim? I just assume they cant, but crazier things have happened.
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Old 15-06-2008, 06:44 PM
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don't take this as gospel but from what i remember (not that i was around at the time) but the tortoise and turtle were pretty much the same animal and were both land dwelling and aquatic. Some decided to stay on land and some preferred the water so as they evolved and time moved on they because land dwellers (tortoise) and aquatic (turtle) so i'd say that they would be able to..

not sure what program i saw that on.
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Can spur-thighed swim? I spent two hours last weekend fencing off the pond!!
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