Out here in the desert, you can adopt desert tortoises from the Sonoran Desert Museum (one of our fav places to take visitors). They live for a long time. Longer than you will live. So you then have to leave them to someone in your will. I've been bugging my hubby for years to help me build a turtle habitat, and get one. He's resisted.
I'm going to keep persisting.
Funny story: we came across one in the wild a long time ago; he was crossing a parking lot at Catalina State park. My hubby picked him up to move him to a safe spot, and the turtle peed all over hubby. :)
Anyway, I love turtles.
From Little Elfs Toyshop
From Dads Wooden Toys.
And you might see a Woolies turtle peeking out at you from the window.
So, how can I convince my hubby that we need desert tortoises?