Tortoise Safety

Can a tortoise and a hedgehog live together? - TortoiseOwner.com

Can A Tortoise And A Hedgehog Live Together?

Tortoises and hedgehogs are unlikely to live together comfortably. Tortoises are generally solitary creatures. Hedgehogs are more social, but they could be at risk from the salmonella that many tortoises carry. Overall, the environments that these two animals require are quite different so it’s a real challenge for a tortoise and a hedgehog to live together.

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.

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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