Russian tortoise drinking water

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Is it normal for my RT to drink water during her soak? She does it more often than I would have expected. I’ve had her for two weeks.
 

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wellington

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Yes and it's a good thing.
However, why is he so thirsty when being soaked?
Does he have a water dish in his enclosure?
Is it a shallow clay saucer big enough for him to get into?
If it's not then you need to change it and bury it level with the substrate
 
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Yes, he never seems to use his water dish, I suspect it’s too small. I am concerned as to why he seems to thirsty. I ordered a bigger one, but this one is HUGE! Online shopping frustrations. Im going to swipe a saucer from one of my plants.
 
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