I've never regretted keeping him but I'm so glad that TFO comes up now when searching on Google. It will help people avoid the pitfalls and discourage the trading of wild animals. But yes they're out there still. Every single Russian I've seen in a pet shop is probably wild caught and about 5 years or more. I can't see a pet shop spending that long feeding and caring for them to only get a hundred dollars out of them.That is great for you to rescue Sapphire. That is what I am waiting for. Somehow or someway a abused tort comes my way. I don't want to look for them, because I am afraid there are a lot of them out there.