Tortoise behaviors.

by Ceshua
(Seattle, W.A, U.S.A)

I have a female red-footed tortoise, who is fourteen years old. Lately she has been scraping her shell up against a piece of driftwood she's had in her cage for years. There are no problems with taking care of her, she gets food like spinach and strawberries, and she has a small pool to cool off in or drink from (regularly cleaned). So I guess my question is, do tortoises get itchy?

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Mar 09, 2010
Spinach is Bad
by: Anonymous

You shouldn't feed our tortoise spinach. Spinach binds with calcium rendering it unavailable to the tortoise. Calcium is essential to the tortoises health. Try some other greens.

Mar 02, 2010
red foot
by: Anonymous

mine likes to rub his back foot against a rock . And he also loves his head and chin being rubbed and it always looks like I am relieving an itch .But if its out of the blue thats kinda strange . Buy perhapse it is just relieving an itch :)

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