Hi I live in Maryland and am looking to buy a tortoise, i"ve always been a fan of the little (and Big) guys since i first discovered them. Contrary to many of my friends i find their faces just too irresistible they are too cute and their shells are awesome. I live in Maryland and for those of you not familiar with the place look it up lol, (not being a smart *** just don't really know how to explain it) all I can think of is we usually have really cold and dry winters and we have moderate to very hot and humid summers. I'm looking to have a tortoise small enough to stay inside, even though I find Sulcata's very attractive i know I cannot own one at this point in time or even hope to own one for a while because they grown very big. I am a beginner i guess is what you would say. I have always admired turtles and tortoises but never got the opportunity to have one until last summer when I bought 3 red eared sliders from TurtleShack which proved to be bad because they died really quickly However I'm looking to buy a tortoise and this will be my very first one. I Love seeing people post pictures and video's of their pets on youtube. I enjoy Tortoises very much.