Horsefield tortoise

Amykieran

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Hi all,

I am getting my first ever tortoise on Thursday which I’m very excited to get. I’ve conducted a lot of research about owning a turtle and asked my breeder for a lot of advice too! However, I thought I would join a forum to ask questions too!

On the internet it says that the wee of a tortoise can cause brain damage to humans if in contact with skin? Is this true?

Any advice that you can give to me owning my first horsefield tortoise?

Thanks x
 

wellington

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The best advice is to forget everything you read out on the internet and start your research over on this forum only.
Most of the info out there, internet, most breeders, vets have old outdated info.
As far as the pee, that's a new one I have never heard and is likely not true. A lot of us have been peed on and although we may seem wacky it's really just a love for tortoises lol
 

Gillian M

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Welcome to the forum.

As far as pee of a tort is concerned, never have I heard/read anything of the sort, (like @wellington wisely mentioned).
 

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