Turtle Day 2021 is on Sunday, May 23, 2021: Can a turtle go 4 days without eating?
Sunday, May 23, 2021 is Turtle Day 2021. The Beast of Busco is the subject of a legend in Churubusco, Indiana, about an enormous snapping turtle named Oscar which citizens claimed to have seen in 1949. Despite a month–long hunt that briefly gained national attention, the Beast of Busco was never found.
The Beast of Busco is the subject of a legend in Churubusco, Indiana, about an enormous snapping turtle named Oscar which citizens claimed to have seen in 1949. Despite a month–long hunt that briefly gained national attention, the Beast of Busco was never found.
Turtle Day encourages you to definitely uncover the field of turtles and tortoises, and also to learn the best way to assistance to safeguard and enable them to thrive. Ideas include dressing as turtles, saving turtles on streets, or involved in turtle research.
turtles can actually survive months without food, and you are only supposed I feed adults once every 3 days, and after all of that fish, they shouldn't be hungry for at least 4 days util your back. I went on a trip for a week and my 3 baby turtles were fine while I was gone. They had about 3 feeder fish left in the tank when I left, and one when I came back and a skeleton so they ate two of them. Just put some more in the day before you leave and maybe a couple prices of food, and trust me they will be fine. Good luck hope I helped!
What is WORLD TURTLE DAY?
"The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive."
My mind immediately went to Discworld being carried on the backs of four elephants riding on a turtle... World Turtle Day sounds like a holiday from one of Terry Pratchett's books :-D
why my turtle hibernate for days?
I have no idea where you live, or what kind of turtles you have, so I can not say for sure... But if you are in the USA or anywhere in the vacinity; this is hibernating season for turtles.
I have 2 box turtles, I hadn't seen 1 in about 2 months until I had to clean out the water fall and found Turtle Dum underneath it (it is a solid 1 pc waterfall and they have a nice little cave dug under it) burried in leaves and dirt and hapily snoozing, Turtle Dee had only been coming out about every 3 days to eat and now I haven't seen her in at least a week.
You may want to make sure your turtle has a safe hibertation area to hide in.
They need a deep enough layer of damp loose dirt and leaves to burry themselves in and still get air circulation.
You can rake up a pretty good pile of fallen leaves and cut grass and mix it up with good clean soil (make sure there are no fertilizers or pesticides on in it) dampen it well and put the turtle in it. The turtle should be able to completely cover itself a couple of inches deep. Just keep it moist, not wet.
They will come wake up and come out when they are ready.
Some turtles only go into simi hibernation... they will wander in and out of it, just make sure to keep fresh water and food out for it if this is what yours is doing.