Gabriel and Amenia
Do you have to worry about catching any diseases from your tortoises? I had a red eared slider turtle when I was a kid, and I remember having to always wash my hands after touching him because of salmonella, just wondering if it is the same with tortoises?


Yes, actually, even Indian Star Tortoises have the chance of me catching Salmonella from them if I was really to say - lick them or eat food with my hands after being in contact with them.

Of course, I haven’t actually licked them or placed them in my mouth(it was a clever trick of the camera), but yes, they do possibly carry Salmonella as well.