The wife and I have been looking at getting a tortoise for sometime now but were unsure of which species. She wants as large as we can get which would mean sulcata but I am worried about a few things that comes with them. 1) We have a good sized backyard with chain link fence but I am worried about too much digging and potential escapes, 2) while a friend a few streets over has kept one for years outside year round I worry about the humidity in the area being more than is usual for a sully. For those reasons I have about talked her into a red foot due to their naturally humid niches and the fact that they are less likely to burrow. All that being said, with such a large commitment for their lifestyle I don't want to make a mistake because I am not in a habit of rehoming or giving away pets. Do you regret getting something smaller and not "going big" the first time?