How To Handle And Tame Your Pet Turtle

In this video, I’ll be showing you guys how to handle and “tame” your pet turtle! I will be sharing some tips and tricks that worked best for me in getting Tim, my red-eared slider, to come out of his shell whenever I am around. I hope this video helped, thank you for watching.

*PLEASE READ*. Turtles are not social creatures so they are MORE than happy being left alone. By all means, I am not condoning you to always handle your pet turtle. This video is solely for the purpose of helping your turtle break out of their shell and start trusting you as their caretaker.

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  1. malan perera on May 12, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Your turtle is do adorable

  2. Turt Du on May 12, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Thanks for watching! Please read this important message before heading off ๐Ÿ™‚

    Turtles are not social creatures! They do perfectly fine with you leaving them alone. Therefore, I don’t recommend handling in unnecessary situations or taking your turtle out of their enclosure just for the sake of it. It’s going to definitely stress them out. This video is simply designed to help your turtle become MORE COMFORTABLE with your presence and recognize that you are their caretaker and food provider (this will make them less shy and start swimming up to you).

    See ya in my next video!

  3. Lise Camilien on May 12, 2021 at 8:40 am

    thanks for this vid I got tow new baby turtle on Saturday

  4. Vurtle Hurt on May 12, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Great video! I got my turtle 2 days ago and managed to hand feed him twice today! However Iโ€™m not sure when I should start handling because heโ€™s still rather scared of me. So how Long do you think I should wait before I start handling him?

  5. สaฤ‹aส€ึ…ีผ Mะข on May 12, 2021 at 8:45 am

    I did like dat and then I started my hand feel cold bc-


  6. KxaniMusic on May 12, 2021 at 8:46 am

    My turt is at least 8 years old (I got her when I was 5) and she literally goes *nip* on my fingers everytime I clean her tank ๐Ÿ˜‚

  7. Nxt0cean on May 12, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Why is my turtle always asleep and not active I have two turtles the other turtle just keep numbing to the side wall or corner wall-

  8. Steven Oggie on May 12, 2021 at 8:50 am

    My turtle dosnot do that

  9. Court Jester on May 12, 2021 at 8:54 am

    I tried hand feeding my turtle. She got too comfortable and but me, I was okay the first time but the second time she but hard and held it for a long time so I freaked out and drew out my hand quickly. She fell and I scared her and I feel bad now ๐Ÿ™

  10. Shiloh AS on May 12, 2021 at 8:54 am

    I have a question…
    I have 2 baby turtles, should I fill their tank with lots of water or should I just make a mini pool for them

  11. Flame The Turtle on May 12, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Congrats for your 300 subs really like your vids

  12. Peggy Steel on May 12, 2021 at 9:01 am

    My turtle is named tim to

  13. Macro and Nature World - Gianluca Doremi on May 12, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Nice video

  14. car guys gamers on May 12, 2021 at 9:02 am

    My turtle doesnโ€™t like being handled or touched really

  15. full_stance on May 12, 2021 at 9:03 am

    New subscriber

  16. Rich D on May 12, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Thanks for the video me and my girlfriend are new turtle owners and they always run from us lol Iโ€™m going to try this out

  17. Rowan Leighton on May 12, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Thanks man love the vid

  18. Oscar Chew on May 12, 2021 at 9:06 am

    I just got a yellow bellied slider and i think of taming him like my red eared slider. Thanks for the information.๐Ÿ–’๐Ÿ‘

  19. TOP 10 on May 12, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Recently got a pink belly side necked turtle a baby and he used to run away everytime i pop up at his tank but im starting to notice now sometimes he doesnt mind if i present my self ill wave a bit and move in closer and he’ll sometimes run but i also noticed putting my finger in the tank and acting as if im "swimming" he’ll get very close to my finger so i think that works good.

  20. Hritika Rohra on May 12, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Tim and Ginger๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  21. Valerie Hernandez on May 12, 2021 at 9:07 am

    ginger is so cute!!!

  22. Adikus Chavez on May 12, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Really helpful Bc my turtle always try’s to bite me when I try to pick him up or even clean the tank and congrats on 300 subs๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

  23. Chong Sapphire on May 12, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Any tips on introducing two turtles to each other?

  24. Donevyn Mosquera on May 12, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Just found your channel.! No i know for about my turtle

  25. Faisal Khamdan on May 12, 2021 at 9:19 am

    2:30 ๐Ÿ˜‚ my parents would think Iโ€™m mad

  26. The moody Turtle on May 12, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Hi awesome video I loved it , Timmy is awesome my turtle is pretty timid too lolololol

  27. Bhavyayaya innit on May 12, 2021 at 9:25 am

    I know this is kind of unrelated to the video (but great video btw), how long should I leave them outside in the sun if I take them outside?

  28. Peggy Steel on May 12, 2021 at 9:25 am

    I really love the quality of thus video. Great video bro it was very useful

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  30. killa 0412 on May 12, 2021 at 9:29 am

    If I touch my turtles for any other reason. Other than feeding they bite me

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  32. Rschwartzee on May 12, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Love the videos bud! We have three hatchlings, I handle them once a day for feeding. Already they are eating well and learning that when my hand comes in the tank itโ€™s time to eat! Keep the videos coming! Also wanted to add, I introduced veggies just to try and get them use to it so they donโ€™t become picky. The cooter quickly warmed up to the veggies. The other 2 not yet but will continue to try ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

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