Hi everyone, I am ranapipiens89, you can call me rp89 if you want, lol. I'm brand new here and I'm really super excited to be here. You see, I've wanted a tortoise ever since I became interested in reptiles when I was like 8 years old. I could never find or afford any and would sometimes placate myself by "adopting" box turtles from the road, in efforts to save them from danger... I would keep them a few days to be sure they're okay and then release them in my backyard, which was snuggled up against a beautiful forest. Well I finally became independent from my parents, I moved in with my wonderfully understanding BF and I finally got my tortoise! It's a little 6 month old baby from Texas, I bought it online and had it sent to me. I took it to the vet and it weighs 71 grams, is a little pyramidded but otherwise fantastic, spunky and voracious. Currently it's housed in a small 20 gallon storage tote. It contains i's half-log hide, a heat lamp, a uvb lamp, a water dish, some orchard hay, a small bowl of "pet greens" which is oat and wheat hay grass, which is free growing. It also has a food dish with tortoise pellets, moistened. Every other day it gets fresh baby greens mix (minimal to no lettuce) and also gets soaked for 15 minutes. Anyway, that's all I know to tell, so HI!