Turtles and Tortoises Can Right Themselves

Occasionally turtles and tortoises land on their backs, usually a result of standing up on something or trying to climb a ramp up to a basking area. They can right themselves using their legs and often their head. If the turtle/tortoise is free floating in the water and ends up upside down, you will need to get the animal out of the water so it doesn’t drown. Floating upside down would be the sign of some serious medical problem and help should be sought right away.

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