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Why tortoises shouldn't roam around the house

Here’s Why Tortoises Should NOT Roam Around the House

Tortoises shouldn’t roam around the house. They could get injured, lost, too cold or too hot, fall or get stuck and be attacked. A tortoise roaming around the house might also spread disease. Even when supervised around your home, you will often have to handle the tortoise (pick her up) to put her back safely within a supervised area. This can be stressful to your tort.

What to do if a tortoise vomits or pukes

What to do if a Tortoise Vomits (or Pukes)

If a tortoise vomits, you must try to find a cause of the vomit and remove it. Vomiting is not common in tortoises and can be serious. If this behavior persists after changes to diet and living conditions, take your tortoise to a veterinarian. It might help to collect some vomit in a small container in case the vet decides to test it.

Do tortoises like rain? - TortoiseOwner.com

Do Tortoises Like Rain (and Is It Safe?)

Tortoises do tend to like the rain! Some species are more acclimated to it than others, given that they are native to tropical rainforests, but all can have a bit of fun in the rain! In the wild, tortoises are outdoor animals so exposing them to safe amounts of rain will replicate many of their natural habitats.

How Wild Tortoises Hibernate According to Science - TortoiseOwner.com

How Wild Tortoises Hibernate (According to Science)

Hibernation is basically a long, deep sleep to help an animal survive harsh winter conditions. It’s not a traditional sleep where brain activity, digestion, and other bodily functions keep going. It’s a period of torpor, which is inactivity in both body and mind. The body keeps functioning in a hibernating animal but at incredibly slow rates. This reserves energy and sustains the animal until conditions outside the hibernation area are more suitable for life.

Can Tortoises Jump? - TortoiseOwner.com

Can Tortoises Really Jump?

Tortoises do not truly jump. They love to climb things and on their way down, it may appear as if they are jumping. When tumbling down an object, a tortoise might appear to be throwing itself off and this is often misconceived as jumping.

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