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how to teach my box turtle tricks with home items

Postby Wishbone1234 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:09 pm


i wanna teach my box turtle tricks without food items from petsmart i want to use home items such as corn and such or toys or something help a bro out!
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Re: how to teach my box turtle tricks with home items

Postby fresnowitte » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:25 pm

What type of tricks does one teach a turtle? Sorry just curious... :) I didn't know you could teach them tricks. :o

How big is your box turtle? I have a male box turtle that I recently acquired. He's very awesome, smart, curious, but stubborn and set in his ways. :lol:
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Re: how to teach my box turtle tricks with home items

Postby Floof » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:28 am

I'm pretty sure you can't teach turtles or tortoises tricks... As well, corn is a bad choice of "treat," or food at all. Tortoises have been known to play with balls (i.e. tennis balls), so maybe he'd be interested in that, but I highly doubt you'd be able to teach the turtle a trick. Remember, reptiles aren't dogs... They don't have the intelligence, motivation, or desire to please that make dogs so easy to train. Very different animals...

I highly recommend reading through this Box turtle care website: and posting on this forum: You can ask about your "training" theory on the forum to see if anyone has any input for you.
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