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Is it true that turtles breathe through their rear ends or not?

I just heard about this from somebody and was wanting to know if it were true or not, but quiet frankly I found it funny....

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I understand where the confusion comes from. This is from an answer I gave two months ago.

"Mammals, birds, and even other reptiles can take air into their lungs by expanding the chest cavity, but because their ribs are part of the carapace and their shells are rigid, turtles must use another method.
******Turtles inhale by means of two muscles located next to the hind leg sockets, below the vital organs. When these expand, they allow air to enter the lungs, much the same way the diaphragm works in mammals.
To exhale, turtles use a third, complex muscle that pushes the vital organs against the lungs, forcing the air out.
Alternative methods of breathing are necessary, however, because when a turtle senses danger and withdraws its head and legs into its shell, the air in its lungs is forced out (sometimes producing a hissing sound, which many people mistakenly interpret as a hostile gesture)."

Just because they use muscles near their hind legs, doesn't mean the air comes in from the rear. You use you diaphragm, but the air doesn't enter from your belly button!

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No I never have seen that question I don't recall on, but was just thinking about it whenever I heard about it from somebody haha was also dumb to have even ask in the first place, but thanks!!! xD
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excellent answer Star to you
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i dunno maybe but they do fart
p.s. i like ur name i used to use ir all the time OwO

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Well I would imagine so that they fart and thanks!!! xD
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no prob XD
its probably why they swim fast lol
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no, why would they have nose holes for then? its also physically impossible. for any living thing to breathe through the anus

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Maybe they fart out of them . Lol. !!!
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Well then I just look something up about it and saying like they can absorb oxygen through the mucus membranes of their rectum. So maybe I just misunderstood haha my bad...
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If that were true,they're butts would be on their heads.Ever see a turtle's butt pop up in the creek?

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Okay not even kidding I'm laughing at what you just said and NOOO I have never seen that happen before and thanks for saying!!! xD
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No problem
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No they dont. If you listen closely when their noses surface, you can hear them take a breath. It sounds like a tiny little whistle.

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Haha! Do you regularly hold turtles to your face?
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Thanks was a pretty messed up question to have ask in the first place Lol :)
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No problem. It was even weird-er to have the answer, now that i think about it.
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Lol...
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blonde are we?

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Uh no I am not blonde am black headed and a Indian...
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and you don't know how a turtle breathes? it breathes through their feet.
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Uh no it really breathes through it's nose I just though that they could breathe through their butt too...
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lol, you got to be joking.
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..... I wish I were and also for even asking this damn question Lol -___-
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lol, well have a nice day darling 8-p
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See my answer. It's not a dumb question. Muscles near the rear are involved!
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Yeah haha will sure do =)
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good grief, no!!! (but my aunt hilda does)...:-(

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BOO haw haw!!!
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Oh my you might want to get that checked out Lol :)
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just teasing, guys!!...;-)
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I already knew you were silly...
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most people just think I'm nuts!!! thanks...;-)
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Welcome ;)
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That is quite an odd way to breathe ha , ha.

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I know right haha just heard about it and thought well they already breathe through their nose so does that mean that they also breathe through their butts? Lol :D
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Ha , ha I am so glad that we do not breathe that way do you know how weird that would be ha , ha.
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Oh my gosh it would be so damn weird and just think if it made a whistle noise too..... that is funny and of me asking it too haha about to ask another silly question and see what answers I get out from it Lol =)
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Oh my gosh it would be so dang weird and just think if it made a whistle noise too..... that is funny and of me asking it too haha about to ask another silly question and see what answers I get out from it Lol =)
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Ha , ha ! Oh if you happen to get an e-mail from me I apologize if I sounded a little harsh writing it. I was just mad about how that guy treated you so I aplologize.
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It's alright and no I didn't find the email harsh or anything so no worries 8)
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Okay thanks. and again I apologize.
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Hey like I said it is alright and am about to leave so talk to you later =)
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Okay then bye Rose I love you !
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Hey remember this question? It almost makes me want to bust out laughing. Lol
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lol yes I do dude that was three months ago I still see some of the conversations that we had from like 5 months ago ! lol.
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8 months back... WOW! Lol :D
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Oh my gosh did we know each yet ? Or was that before we met ?
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I think that's when we met later on.
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Yeah I would think that was maybe when we first started to get to know each other. I just took out one of your pics on e-mail and am looking at it right now he , he ! And I think you can guess which one is my favorite ? lol Well I actually got two favorites he , he.
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Oh and I'd send you one of me just don't wanna fill up your inbox.
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Haha alright then.
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Okay here I am. '' Hi Natalie !'' [ Does a little wave ] and I apologize too with e-mail as well.
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Okay I seriously am about to get so angry right NOW !
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You're not the only one.
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Well right now my head as been giving me thoughts on leaving or staying why what's wrong are u okay ?
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I said something about a bad thought because of a question and it seems I annoyed somebody with it and they annoyed me and then I feel dumb for thinking. ANYWAYS moving onward and wait, DO WHAT?
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Okay well first off I don't want you to be mad please and I also don't want you to think you have to leave too . Please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do this for me. and stay.
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and I would never want to say the words goodbye to you.
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I'm going with happy2behere2

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She did gave quiet a good answer :)
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that was an excellent answer I wish I could give her more than 1 star for that one :)
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Yes it sure was an excellent answer Lol :)
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lol :)
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justbored

so I've heard

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Oh really?
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Buddy_The_Elf

I had 3 turtles they breath through their muscles in their legs.. weird right?

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What?... Okay sorry, but I highly find that hard to believe due to me being so easily side tracked by asking this silly question, but yes does seem quiet weird though. Lol
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