my turtles scared of humans?!?

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m1key72988
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i just got a baby red ear slider and every time i walk into the room it get so scared. If its basking it will run into the water, and it doesnt like to he held. Is this just because hes not used to humans, and will he/she get over this stage?
Willie
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It\'s normal for a new turtle to be affraid of humans. Over time, she\'ll associate you with food, and like you becasue your her sorce of food, and without you she would die. Also, to speed up the prosses, handle her quite a bit, take her out in the yard and watch her walk in the sun, spend time at her tank. Eventually, she\'ll be fine, and will come over to you when you are near her tank. Good Luck!
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Yea its normal. she\'ll get used to you,her new home,and food. she needs time just like humans do if you stuck us in a new home.good luck with the new turt.
sbturtlegrlz6
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yea she\'ll get over it but as for holding her she mite jus not like being held gl=)
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