HELP!! Are tortoises sensitive to loud noises?

Michael henry

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I did not read every line. Tortoise are deaf but feel vibration. I use my tube as an emergency place for my guy. Plus it’s a great place for them to get some water time.
 

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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.

This up to date caresheet is unrelated to the noise but will be useful to you if you haven't already seen it
 

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Ok thankyou everybody who answerd! The neighbors said all the Loud drilling is done so thats good! And Sophie is doing just fine she didn't seem bothered at al! She is doing just fine.
 

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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.

This up to date caresheet is unrelated to the noise but will be useful to you if you haven't already seen it
Scares the poo out of them to take them for car rides?
 

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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.

I am glad everything is over and you both can now get some nice quiet and relaxing time together ❤️
 

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Scares the poo out of them to take them for car rides?
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?;)
 

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Thankyou again! I absolutely adore Sophie and I am sorry she had to go though all that but I am glad she's alright!😀 she is such a sweet tortoise and I am so happy to be her mom!💖💕💗
 

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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.
 

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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.

 

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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?;)
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.
 
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