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Anyone know How long a terrapin can survive out of water?

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AdoraBell Fri 14-Jun-13 15:43:56

It's been about 14.5 hours so far -over night - house is 22 C without heating, am I looking for a corpse?

NiceOneCenturion Fri 14-Jun-13 16:01:32

Years ago one of our terrapins escaped the garden and we found her out the back some months later, dirty but fine. She was 4 years old at that time and lived till around 29 so don't give up hope!

AdoraBell Fri 14-Jun-13 16:07:07

Thanks, I'm worried about it dehydrating as the only place i haven't looked is behind the long built in cabinets that have a small gap behind the base.

I'm using prawns To try and lure it out from wherever it is.

NiceOneCenturion Fri 14-Jun-13 16:25:50

I think you've got a bit of time, they can be quite resilient. Best of luck.

OnceUponAThyme Fri 14-Jun-13 18:26:57

maybe leave a dish of water out overnight as they look for a source to drink, and combined with treats might lure it out.
they're also pretty good climbers, my mum found her terrapin upstairs under a bed when it went missing grin

AdoraBell Sat 15-Jun-13 02:13:38

Good idea, Thanks. He went missing upstairs and there's been no sign of him downstairs, I've kept my eyes peeled all day.

AdoraBell Sun 23-Jun-13 16:12:16

Found him grin he's alive but a little slow.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

Dotty67 Mon 17-Jul-17 16:42:58

Hi there , I got a terrapin , that prefers out than in the tank , he's been out two days now, but doesn't seem to be bothered, he hides under the sofa

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