my tortoises Burrowing themselves Underground

Athcc

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hello how are you. I have 2 tortoise.


sometimes they disappear underground for hours. and all night.

my questions are:

is it healthy? should I leave them until they decide to come out by themselves?

and most importantly how do they breath underground?

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Most likely fine, I would leave them. What type of tortoise?
 

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Greek tortoises are very good at "hiding" their digging spot. They're looking for a cool spot to be able to cool down their body. Is there any shade in their enclosure? You can give them a cooling soak in water occasionally too. Maybe if they had a nice artificial cave to retreat into they wouldn't bury themselves. Most tortoises retreat into a safe cave to spend the night away from predators.
 

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My Greek burrows every night, and occasionally gets into “digging moods” and wants to bury herself in odd places
 

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My tort is always staying like that sometimes it turns back and look to everywhere. But i rarely saw it to goes for food, im always taking it out and give cucumber etc. Is it healthy i mean normal?
 

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