Pennsylvania, United States
Posted Jun 29, 2009
In the begining of my 7th grade year my science teacher was getting rid of her Russian Tortoise because her landlord wouldn't let her keep it. I had always wanted a turtle or tortoise so I asked if I could have him. He was old, she was guessing at least 30 so he only lived about 2.5 years with me, unfortunatly after he passed I went to pet stores all around me and couldn't find another one. After that I began getting turtles but tortoises are easier to maintain with their environment.