I am interested in getting a tortoise, and was wondering how hard they are to take care of. I live near the coast of Texas, so the summers are hot and humid. I was thinking of using a large wading pool, or make a box out of plywood to house it in. I also need to know where to buy one. I don't know which species to get. I don't feel comfortable buying them from somewhere like petsmart or petco. Am I just being paranoid or should I find a breeder.
I read an articles that said I should take it to a vet to check for salmonella. I was always under the impression that most reptiles have salmonella.
Can someone change the title to "Thinkin of getting a tortoise" I used copy and paste, and copied the wrong thing.