Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tycho Base, Luna
I had two for years, but they don't need company.
They have a lot of personality, I'd probably still have them, but I found someone who loved them even more than I did, so I let her have them. They are still going strong.
Another thing to be aware of is to make sure they are NEVER alone with a dog, rat, etc. Many animals will injure or kill tortoises. Even if you have the most mild mannered pet, they can not be trusted with your tortoise. I've gotten quite a few rehab turtles and tortoises that were injured by dogs and rodents.
Again, let me emphasize diet, diet, diet. You don't want to start seeing "pyramiding" on the tort's shell.
"Cogito Ergo Zoom"
I think, therefore I drive fast.