Treatment Type: Lifestyle practices
Rated for: Red-eared Slider
Posted Apr. 26, 2018
Stress may lead to a lot health problems. So stress reduction could help you prevent your pet from getting sick.
There are 2 main things that could lead to stress when it comes to your pet turtle:
2. Non adequate habitat
1 - Overhandling - Sliders may respond a bit better to handling than other turtles, but that doesn't mean that they should be handled every day, keep in mind that this is stressful and frightening for your pet.
Try to avoid picking them up by the sides of their shell, hold them under their shell and feet, to make them feel more comfortable and less stressed.
2 - When it comes to their habitat - it is easy to reduce the stress by providing them all they need. Small tanks, not using proper filter, UV light and other, may lead to stress.