What Tortoises Feel When We Touch Them
It is widely known that puppies and felines react well to human touching, but what about other animals? This was the question that inspired the Smithsonian to investigate whether or not tortoises enjoyed being touched by humans.
One of the more common misconceptions about tortoises is that they can’t seem their shells. Since they provide protection, people presume tortoises are disconnected from their shells, instead of them being an extension of their bodies. With this myth cleared up, Reptile Biologist Matt Evans stroll us through the different tactile sensations that tortoises enjoy. As it turns out, they desire having their necks scratched just like our dogs.
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