Question: Do Tortoises Love Their Owners?

Do tortoises like being touched?

Tactile responses

Many tortoises enjoy being rubbed or scratched, particularly on their necks, and they will often stretch their necks right out to allow you to hit just the right spot, which can of course be very rewarding!

How do I know if my tortoise is happy?

A healthy tortoise will have signs of a growth ring, which appears as a palish band in between the bony plates (scutes) and above the lower, marginal scutes. When holding a tortoise it should feel solid rather than light. The eyes of the tortoise should be clear and bright and there should be no sign of discharge.

Is it cruel to keep a tortoise as a pet?

So yes, sticking a tortoise in a small aquarium for its entire life is cruel. But housing a tortoise in the best environment you can provide to meet its needs is acceptable.

How do you entertain a tortoise?



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How can I make my tortoise happy?



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What can I give my tortoise to play with?

Logs, rocks, bathing dishes, moist hides, and dirt mounds are good choices for toys and enrichment. In addition to providing a clean and safe enclosure for your tortoise, you should give plenty of thought to enrichment objects and activities—otherwise known as toys!

How do I know if my tortoise likes me?

When you touch your tortoise’s shell, they can feel this in their body underneath, although the sensation is not as strong as if you touch their legs, neck or head. However, if you touch your tortoise in a place or in such a way that they do not like it, they will either ignore you or retreat.

How do I know when my tortoise is ready to hibernate?

Tortoises scratching during hibernation

If you can hear your tortoise scratching during hibernation, it probably means it has woken up. It is likely this is due to the temperature being too warm. Remember, temperatures should be between 3 and 7 degrees Celsius for hibernation.