First…remember this video?
Kroten wants to be lifted every time she sees me. She also acts like that with my dad. She didn’t want to be lifted but shows expression to be lifted (at that time she still showed reluctance with the whole family but had grown curiosity toward us). This video is for an old post called Kroten and My Father.
Kroten (and all my turtles) has been living with family for years…she gets used to us. As you all know, I recently moved to my school’s dormitory. What I haven’t shared is that I have a roommate who only stays here once or twice a week.
Kroten (and all my turtles) always sleeps out of her tank, she has her own little ‘bed’.
One morning, when I was taking a bath and Kroten stayed in the room with my roommate….when I came back, Kroten was chasing my roommate. At that time, I thought “ah..my Kroten is so used with human and now she chases anyone.” but then when I called her name she became confused. She looked at me and then at my roommate and then at me again as if she was confused who is her mommy. I laughed and said “hahaha which one is your mommy, Kroten?“
And to my surprise, she walked toward me! She started raising her body and lifted one of her arms, a sign that she wanted to be lifted or touched.
My curiosity got the better of me. I told my roommate to extend her hands toward Kroten. I wanted to see whether Kroten would respond the same toward her. She stayed still, arms on the floor with her whole body on the floor…she didn’t even lift her body. She was only looking at my roommate. then when I extended my hands at Kroten, she immediately lifted her body and her arm.
I was fascinated with Kroten’s attitude. Once again, my turtle has given me a surprise. I never knew turtle can recognize its family so well.
From my observation, I think at first Kroten thought that my roommate was me because she didn’t make sound…but when I came in and said something she knew she was chasing the wrong person. When my roommate bended down to extend her hands at Kroten, Kroten could see her face clearly and noticed that she wasn’t me.
Turtles are amazing creature