Quick Answer: How Do I Know If My Tortoise Is Happy?

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How do you tell if a tortoise likes you?

This is a sure sign of affection when he leans into your touch and closes his eyes. While they don’t jump up and down, tortoises and turtles do both get a little excited when you first enter the room, hoping you have some tasty treats. They may walk toward you or pace the enclosure to get your attention.

How can I make my tortoise happy?



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How can you tell if a tortoise is dehydrated?

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  • Dry, wrinkled or puckered skin.
  • Loss of skin elasticity and flexibility.
  • Sunken, receded eyes.
  • Weakness and lethargy.
  • Sticky or dry membranes.
  • Flaky skin or trouble shedding.
  • Constipation or infrequent defecation.

Do tortoises like being touched?

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!