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i am surprised that the turtle(s) allow themselves to be handled. is the hand feeding what makes them that way?I-)
As with all reptiles, one should take care when handling turtles. All reptiles shed salmonella, the bacteria that causes salmonellosis. This mostly affects very young people or people with compromised immune systems, but anyone is susceptible. Wash your hands with soap and water after handling.
This is so cool!! Yes, Kolo is right. Wash your hands after handling the turtles.