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Sounds like there is hope for Mr. Turtle becoming a sweetheart, eventually. Enjoying the sound of human voices is an encouraging sign. He may have been mishandled when younger, and this may take quite some time to overcome. 30 minutes per day is quite a lot. I wonder what would happen if you gave him a day or two off each week, just as an experiment, to see if he is reacting to handling by going into stress mode daily, and it is too much for him if he has bad associations with handling. Just a thought, but you might give it a try just to see if it makes any difference in his attitude. If it does, please do share it with us as this may be of use to other readers. Or if it doesn’t, or you find something else that does work wonders, please share that as well!