Other Turtle Discussion :: handling baby res

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:08 am   handling baby res

I was told that you shouldn't handle a baby res a lot, because it can cause it a lot of stress, which could lead to sickeness or other things and even death. Is this true? I have been picking up my baby at least once a day since I got her last week to check out her shell and just see how shes doing....
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:46 am   

most people satg not to handle them too often, especially when they're young. Mine is about a year and he loves when I pick him up and rub his head. I wouldn't handle a hatchling a lot, because it is stressful, and when you do pick it up, let it back in the water when it wants to go back in (usually immediately)--unless you're checking up on its health.
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Post Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:41 am   

I do a health check about once a week. A hatchling definetly should not be handled daily. It is stressful for the lil guy.
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