My tortoise hates me.

Hainsy

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Hi, I'm convinced my tortoise hates me. I think his morning wash might have been a bit too warm as the moment I put him in to soak, he tried to get out. Usually he will just lounge and not really move. His sister didn't seem to mind the water.

Now whenever I go near their tank, he runs away and starts trying to climb the walls.

Am I just being paranoid or does he hate me?
 

Yvonne G

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Tortoises aren't capable of 'hate'. Quit being so paranoid ( :D ) and just move slowly around the tortoise. Fear is probably more of what the reaction is rather than hate.
 

Hainsy

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If I do as you suggest and move slowly, will they start to trust me? Or should I handle them more so they get used to me? The only time I hold them is during bath time lol.
 

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I would not handle him more. Maybe less.
I would make sure nothing hurts or scares him. Nefore he is put in water, you should confirm the temperature.
I would do as Yvonne suggests and just give him time to adjust.
He does not hate you! :)
 

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Unlike me tortoises are not capable of hating people, like yvonne said, he probably hates tte soaks.
 
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