Is it true? (about salmonella)

Ketta

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about the Salmonella and how do you control it if so? my new tortoise have a terrarium made with glass in hexagonal shape. Since i read that's not good i will change it to a longer and wider and deeper place. Also what plants are safe for him / her and that he wont eat the plants!?
 

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What species of tortoise?

Yes they will eat plants you put into an indoor enclosure.

Is what true? Can they carry salmonella? Yes they can. Any animal can. Salmonella is all over your phone, on your computer keyboard, and in most of the chicken you cook. How to control it? Wash your hands after touching your tortoise, or raw chicken, and don't lick either.
 

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What species of tortoise?

Yes they will eat plants you put into an indoor enclosure.

Is what true? Can they carry salmonella? Yes they can. Any animal can. Salmonella is all over your phone, on your computer keyboard, and in most of the chicken you cook. How to control it? Wash your hands after touching your tortoise, or raw chicken, and don't lick either.
Some days I spend all afternoon sitting on the grass licking my tortoises, now I know better.
 

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See? Now aren't you lucky your good friend Tom came along to save you from the perils of tortoise licking?

Good to see you posting Cap'n! :D
I did find a way to kiss my tortoise.
 

Ketta

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What species of tortoise?

Yes they will eat plants you put into an indoor enclosure.

Is what true? Can they carry salmonella? Yes they can. Any animal can. Salmonella is all over your phone, on your computer keyboard, and in most of the chicken you cook. How to control it? Wash your hands after touching your tortoise, or raw chicken, and don't lick either.
It's a red foot tortoise! And I believe it's a BOY.
 

Cathie G

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Yes I washed my hands really good. Then I kissed my finger and put a pat on his cute little head.
Tom was concerned for me and I feel bad that I was joking about it. Your question is a really important issue of caring for animals. What can we give them? What can they give us? What can we transfer between our animals? If we don't wash our hands while we're trying to help them.
 
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