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.
I When I am drying Zola, after a soak, I feel a strong urge to kiss his cute puckered little vent. I haven't yet succumbed, but one day I'm sure I will. And I have "shared air " with him many times when I am holding him and his little face is right up against mine....but biting is fine, esp your computer keyboard.
I work in food service and my boss was freaked when I got a tortoise. “Don’t they carry salmonella?” Yes they do. I treat my tortoise like raw chicken, I always wash my hands after handling it. I don’t stop eating chicken, I just use precautions.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!?
welcome and don't kiss the tort either...I work in food service and my boss was freaked when I got a tortoise. “Don’t they carry salmonella?” Yes they do. I treat my tortoise like raw chicken, I always wash my hands after handling it. I don’t stop eating chicken, I just use precautions.
I like how you wisely included the word "clean" in describing the finger in question.Now wait a minute on that one. If you kiss your clean finger you can plant a little kiss on your torts head. That's a win win. Neither of you get contaminated and the tort gets a little pat on the head.