Someone has been posting interesting comments on my blog lately. I am not going to contradict him because as long as he/she writes his/her comments in polite words, I wouldn’t delete the comment at all nor attack him/her. Every opinion will be publish regardless how different it is to my opinion.
The first comment, he shares about his pet turtle that he rescued once, in addition he pointed out this:
Turtles are not like dogs. Being handled in excess creates intense stress on them, which in turn weakens their immune system.
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And then he posted another one recently which sounds like this: ( some part of the comment is for other people)
He bit you because turtles do not like to play. Reptiles are not mammals. They have a strong survival instinct. They like to be left alone. It is less stress on them.
Would you feel happy having a giant person as tall as a 10 story building, handling you all the time? The person below can’t even find their turtles. Do you know why?
Because they don’t like to be handled or held captive, and have tried to escape the torture.
People on here that want to handle their turtles and try to train them are seffish, and are only looking to impress other people. When your turtle dies, years before the 20-40 years that they are supposed to live, then you will be crying. And it will be your own fault for being so foolishly selfish.
What he wrote makes me wonder:
- Do my turtles look like stress turtles to you?
- Do you think they see me as a scary giant?
- Am I really being selfish?
Yes, I admit I have that feeling of trying to impress people by sharing how wonderful my turtles are…but then again, isn’t everyone always try to impress others with how wonderful their pets are…regardless what the pets are?
I never meant to train them, never meant to try taming them…all I did (and do) since I got them was trying to provide them with love and care. Yes I am treating them more than just a reptile, I treat them like everyone treating their pets. I guess, if that makes me a selfish person, then be it because I am not going to treat them like they are some swimming fishes.
I, as selfish as I can be, never saw them being stressed because I handle them too much. But still, I wonder what all of you think of my turtles?
This video was taken early this morning…looking at him (Kurome) I know he isn’t scared of me at all, I know I am not a scary giant to him…but people might think differently.
So, Do they look like stress turtles to you?