I'm looking into Tortoise species for beginners. I'm looking for a small Tortoise. I was thinking 3 toed box turtle or something similar. The smallest Tortoise (from what I have read) is the Egyptian Tortoise. But the site I was looking at said that the Egyptian doesn't make a good beginner Tortoise? Why is this?
Anyways, I'm looking for SMALL Tortoise species, I can't do ones that eat crickets, etc. I'd like herbivores. I live in Virginia so our summers are hot and our winters cold. Maybe Tortoises that are used to arid climates will work? Basically I'm looking to know what are some small, beginner Tortoise species that would work well for Virginia climate? I'd also prefer species that eat primarily veggies and fruits. Any help would be great in aiding me in my research