My tortoise tries to eat my toes!!

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Socks or no socks, when I’m outside with my tortoise, Morla, it tries to eat my toes every time we are outside!! My tortoise is 5.5 inches, so still young…

Does anyone know how to discourage this behavior? It doesn’t hurt, but it will as my tortoise grows… Morla is pretty persistent about it. I can move them, move the tortoise. Nope, Morla just comes back to eat them!!

help!?
 

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Socks or no socks, when I’m outside with my tortoise, Morla, it tries to eat my toes every time we are outside!! My tortoise is 5.5 inches, so still young…

Does anyone know how to discourage this behavior? It doesn’t hurt, but it will as my tortoise grows… Morla is pretty persistent about it. I can move them, move the tortoise. Nope, Morla just comes back to eat them!!

help!?

This is right after I thought I deterred Morla from my toes!!!

 

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Move away and don't let him do it. It's not like he can out run you.
And yes, red, orange, even white can attract them.
 
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Move away and don't let him do it. It's not like he can out run you.
And yes, red, orange, even white can attract them.
I move my tortoise away constantly, or I move away. I only captured the shot for reference. I don’t encourage it. I don’t want a toe snapped off in the future. Guess the nail polish needs to go! Morla didn’t do this when they were blue!

but Morla does it with my socks on too! I want to discourage it. I give lots of cuddlebone so I’m kinda confused, except the polish makes sense
 
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