What can I do with unwanted pet turtles?
The alternatives to keeping your turtle are:Post your sliders for adoption on our Facebook page, or place a newspaper or craigslist ad.
Give it to a friend/family member.Put flyers up at your local vets/pet stores.
Humane euthanasia (done by a vet, not at home.).
Do turtles like to be touched?
One thing that tortoises and turtles have in common is their tendency to recede into their shells when they feel threatened. In the proper care, however, most tortoises appear to enjoy being touched by their caretakers.
Where do turtles like to be touched?
Some turtles and tortoises appear to enjoy having their back scratched, and they certainly enjoy treats. Apart from the back scratching perhaps, and some large tortoises seeming to like having their neck scratched, they aren’t really fond of being touched, though. Being picked up or cuddled isn’t their thing.
Is it safe to touch wild turtles?
Turtles might have Salmonella germs on their bodies even when they appear healthy and clean. When people touch turtles, the germs can get on hands or clothing. This is true for any turtle—no matter if they are in a home, at a petting zoo or school, or in the wild.
Can I let my turtle out of the tank?
Also, do not take your turtle in and out of the tank; it can severely affect its immune system. Keep your turtle away from any other pets that can do harm to it. If you look back at the picture of Puppy, you can see some discolored lines on his shell.