Good or Bad?


New member
Apr 29, 2022
I've had my musk turtle for about 4 years now and I've never taken him out of his tank for an extended period of time. I recently took him to my partners veterinary school for their classmates to look at. While there he spent his time in a large Tupperware filled with about an inch and a half of water. This temporary (4 hours) enclosure also had a cup to hide in and a heat lamp. he didn't show any obvious signs of stress outside of his tank but ever since I put him back into his tank he seems to spend the majority of his time closer to the top of the water and on his basking area. I believe that he may either be more comfortable out of water now that he's had a good experience with it OR he is having a hard time regulating his buoyancy and is uncomfortable going to his normal hiding spot which is about 2 feet under water. If anybody has had experience with this or knows what's going on, please let me know.