Bizbee 2007-04-18 22:42:48
My question is
turtle here, specifically a three-toed. I swear, no matter how quiet
I am, I’ve caught my turtle actually sleeping like one time (and that
was pretty funny, because she was draped over a log with all her legs
and her head hanging out, limp–that didn’t last long). Once. Every
other time I try and sneak up, she’s standing there looking at me as
soon as I look in. It’s kind of creepy, actually. Also, do they use
their hearing for hunting by any chance?
And yeah, I know I could probably find the answers on the web, but
isn’t it a lot easier just to ask someplace where a bunch of people
already know the answer?
And for those who may want to kick me in the nuts for having a three
toed box in captivity, she was caught wandering down the sidewalk in
Santa Clara, CA. Not a real fine candidate for a release back into the
wild, especially since there’s one of the largest Western box
populations in the state on a golf course near here. I’d hate to think
she be carrying any kind of parasite back into an already stressed
population. Besides, we’ve developed a relationship.
Bizbee 2007-04-18 22:44:58
On Mon, 09 Apr 2007 01:15:59 GMT in
Boy, nobody, eh?
Chris mcmartin 2007-04-18 22:45:00
I don’t know what the latest research shows, but historically it’s been said
turtles can’t hear, at least in the sense that we do–they rely more on
vibrations transmitted through the ground and “hear” that way (kind of like
how a bat “sees” with sonar).
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Bizbee 2007-04-27 15:32:59
On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 19:22:43 -0500 in
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Chris McMartin”
Thanks that makes sense… I’m amazed at the visual acuity, too..
Drop a grub in front of her, and it’ll lay really still…. but if it
as much as twitches, she’s on it in a second. I’ve also seen her
eyeballing her food dish from three feet off, while the veggie stuff
is moving sround because of critters moving around in the dish. This
makes sense if they don’t have a real sense of auditory hearing, I
guess. She also seems to find grubs and dig them up from under
wherever they may be hiding. I don’t know if that’s luck, or if she