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Posted by Accomplice on October 30, 2002 at 14:48:19:
In Reply to: To Correctly Pick Him UP posted by Gamera on October 30, 2002 at 14:45:24:
Thanks for the info. I used that technique based on all the pics of them being handled that way. He tried to get me when I was touching the left side of his shell to turn him around. He knew something he didn't like was on his left side and he tried to get his jaws on it.
:You probably already know, but just in case (don't want you to ask Santa for new fingers this Xmas).
:Make sure you grab him from the front of his carapace (directly behind his head with your fingers curled beneath the roof of his top shell) and your other hand grabbing the back of his carapace in front of his tail.
:I have had no probs picking up my turtles this way. Unlike commons, most ali'snaps will not thrust their necks out to get your hands while are being lifted. Alot of hissing and mouth gapin goin on though.