Getting an exotic pet such as a tortoise might seem like a great idea, but before buying a tortoise ensure that you are prepared to commit your time, money and effort into raising a healthy, happy tortoise.
Tortoises can live for up to 90 years - that is a lifetime's commitment. Will you be off to university in a few years? Are you likely to move house? Will you want children in the future? Will your tortoise outlive you and if so, who will look after him? Think about everything and then think if you'll still be as committed to tortoise ownership as the initial enthusiasm you feel now.