gkally said:thanks for all of your insight, this Tortoise actually had a room mate for all his life, another DT, while we were out of town our caretaker left the enclosure open and now it's been about 2 weeks and not a single sighting of him : (. we live in the high desert on 2 1/2 acres and our back property line backs onto angeles national forest. I fear we will never see him again. because he has always had another tortoise around I thought he might be used to it. but if you all think he is just as happy without one. I think he will be a solo tortoise.