- Feb 19, 2015
I just got my tort last month and I've heard various opinions of how much you should handle a Russian tortoise. My tort is very active and although he/she does not have a clear enclosure it still paces and walks into the sides of it. (It's a huge tank as well, just to clear that up). I try to let it out every other day or so to let it get some exercise now that it has settled in and gotten comfortable. Does anyone else let their tort explore in a safe, small environment while supervised? Most the time she will just go to my sliding doors and stare out of them for an hour or so and then go sit under the coach. She hisses at me less now but it seems like she's just restless and unhappy all the time.