I have had a turtle for about 2 weeks now, and today I noticed him laying his head against the glass, which I did not see him do earlier. I am quite new to reptiles and I am a bit worried. I have also noticed him being quite nervous when I try to pick him up. He did not do this before. Is this normal?

I feed him vegetables, bloodworms and dried river shrimp. I also dust them once in a while with calcium powder with vitamin D3.

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    I feel like we need a template for reptile questions lol need some extra info here. Can you post pictures of your setup aswell as temps and lighting specs? – Rebecca RVT Dec 26 '16 at 23:38
  • i am still waiting for his uv bulb to come through and currently he has a long lamp for fish, for some reason i am unable to download the pics – ola Dec 27 '16 at 20:35
  • Maybe he's overheating and trying to cool off by touching the glass. Does he have water and shade, and is the tank the right temperature. – Reactgular Dec 29 '16 at 1:31
  • Do not dust the food with calcium. In this way the turtle can not choose the right intake.of calcium itself. Instead one can give a cuttlebone of a sepia (offered for birds) floating in the tank. The turtle could itself bite parts of it. – Allerleirauh Feb 7 '20 at 17:46

My guess would be a husbandry issue is stressing him somewhat. Look up a caresheet at what temps, humidity, and environment he needs. Im not familiar with turtles so i cant answer more than that

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