A russian tortoise was gifted to my daughter about a year and a half ago. She took care of it for the first few months and of course lost interest. I'm the main care taker of him now. His name is Ferguson and he is active, stubborn, loves dandelion leaves and red leaf lettuce. He is smart too. He looks at me when I come to his enclosure and cant wait for me to get him out for a warm bath. I'm inexperienced owner and have spent many hours trying to figure out the most cost effective way to make him happy. I dont understand why anyone would keep a russian unless you live in desert areas. PA is just not friendly to him. We live in a small house with a tiny yard. I want him to be happy and I dont think I can provide that to him. I've had many sleepless nights trying to figure out how to help him have a bigger enclosure with an experienced and dedicated care taker. I've very fond of him and worry about him alot.