Do Tortoises like having the back of their shell lightly scratched?

Taylorlynn48

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I have a Russian, I don't know if it's just specific breeds or not.... but my tort can care less.
He does seem to like head scratches/neck rubs though. He will not retract back into his shell while I do those.. but if I rub his shell he will wander away from me.
 

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It seems like some definitely do!
That tortoise looks like a twin of my Mary Knobbins. I call that dance the hootchie cootchie and Mary does it quite wll with my scratching. I first discovered it with Bob when he was bigger. Actually, he did the dance because I would sit on him and he would try to throw me off...better than a Magic Mountain ride, and yes, he did throw me off
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That tortoise looks like a twin of my Mary Knobbins. I call that dance the hootchie cootchie and Mary does it quite wll with my scratching. I first discovered it with Bob when he was bigger. Actually, he did the dance because I would sit on him and he would try to throw me off...better than a Magic Mountain ride, and yes, he did throw me off
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Maggie, So, I have a question....Is that Pyramiding ?
 
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