Moshi - Therapy Tortoise

Moshi

Breed : Horsefields Tortoise

Info : Moshi is about 12 years old and a rescue tortoise. Tortoises are just fantastic therapy animals. Once at a psychiatric hospital, a patient that was normally aggressive and abusive towards staff, completely changed when he began interacting with a tortoise – he became the exact opposite of the person staff had come to know

Benefits : Therapy tortoises are amazing at stimulating the memories of dementia patients. They can also be observed, handled and petted

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