- Feb 27, 2020
- Location (City and/or State)
- New Jersey
To get to the other side...?Can anyone tell me why my tortoise tries to climb up the glass,
But seriously! =DD
They do it because they can see beyond it and the glass is a barrier to where they'd like to explore (or hide). Tortoises just plow right over everything between Here and There. They can smell potential mates, potential rivals, water, food. They can see furniture to hide under, lights to try and bask under.... They might be trying to get away from a poor living situation. They understand the glass exists, but they also think they can climb and surmount it if they reach far enough.
To help reduce their obsession:
*Provide plenty of cover inside the enclosure.
*Make sure that the micro-environment and micro-climate inside the enclosure is appropriate for the species you care for.
*Place a 6-8 inch sight barrier around the outside of the glass to stop them longing for other vistas. Plain brown paper, something decorative, children's art...