If you are interested owning a tortoise as a pet, here are a few things to think about.
Tortoise are not cuddly or furry like cats or dogs.
They are an exotic pet and require special diets and habitats to live in.
They live a very, very long time.
Some require hibernation in the winter months, some do not.
Some species of tortoise can grow very, very big. Would you have enough space?
Here are some useful sites to read and forums to talk about tortoise keeping.
The Tortoise Trust An in depth site and forum.