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Do turtles like vibrations?

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April 08, 2008 8:02PM

Whether turtles like or dislike vibrations probably depends on the individual turtle. Some will like it and some won't. Turtles that are more fearful or aggressive may not like vibrations much.

It is known that turtles do have a very strong sense of touch and can detect vibrations in the ground or floor easily. Many wild turtles use the vibrations as a warning that they should hide.

Some friendly or domesticated turtles like vibrations and even being petted. Some turtles have been witnessed rubbing their carapace (the back shell) back and forth on rough surfaces or the fingernails of a person scratching them.