Aren't they pretty cool? Ours is 7 years old now, he was the size of a half dollar when my daughter got him. He still lives indoors most times but we put him out in good weather and bring him in at night. He is going to need a bigger yard than we have eventually so my daughter has hopes of buying some average one day.Our tortoise likes to "talk trash" through the fence with the neighbor's Australian Shepherd. I am sure he outweighs her... and is more territorial, too. I am so glad that the tortoise gets along fine with all of our dogs. This photo is about four years old; he is bigger now.