How long can a turtle live without food


How long can a turtle live without food
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Turtles maintain fat pads they can draw energy from when food is scarce. They also have slow metabolisms under normal circumstances and require little food. Pet turtles are often fed only every three days.

Many turtles go into states of brumation during cold periods. Pet box turtles are noted to frequently go into states of brumation over the winter months.

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