My tortoise keeps falling on his back
I have a baby Hermanns tortoise hatched end of 2008. He has started getting quite daring and has recently started flipping him self over on anything he can find. He will walk up the wall, pushing himself with his back legs and then pushes his front ones to fall onto his back. This has happened a couple times while I have been there and he cant get back up so i turn him back over.
I was out yesterday and when I came back he was on his back in his tortoise table, He was clearly in some distress and as soon as I turned him over he retreated into his shell and took ages to come back out and eat his food I had put out for him ( most unusual )
Is there any way I can stop this happening, as I'm now really worried about him when I go out - Is this normal; Will he grow out of it? How long can he be left on his back ?