Scares the poo out of them to take them for car rides?Hi and welcome.
If my tort hears a loud noise he hunkers down straight away so it obviously bothers him as do vibrations, that's why taking constipated torts for a ride in the car usually produces results.
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I know you are right I took him inside last night i used my turtles heat lamp and put Sophie in a little tub with substrate and a house. I should have listened to you in the first place I am sorry. But luckily Sophie seems to be fine. and I talked to the neighbors and they said they where sorry about the loud noise and hopefully it won't happen again soon.
Tortoises do not have ears, they cannot hear. But they are very tuned in to vibrations. So those jack hammers etc, are making vibrations in the air, and the tortoise hears those air vibrations.Do you think the noise actually bothers her a lot?
Tortoises do not have ears, they cannot hear. But they are very tuned in to vibrations. So those jack hammers etc, are making vibrations in the air, and the tortoise hears those air vibrations.
In one thread here we were talking about if a tortoise can hear. I don't think they "hear" the way we think of "hear". But vibrations in the air is what they hear.
Lordy, I hope not. Driving sometimes calms babies & makes torts poop. Driving made one of my cats drool big gobs of saliva & wail until he tuckered himself out, in cage & out. If you stopped to get gas, it started all over again.Yes - usually works if a tort seems constipated and all other options have failed - something to do with the vibrations through the car floor. Not necessarily a reflection on how bad a driver you are?