The life expectancy is close to that of humans (about 60 years). Owning one places great responsibility on its owner. Primarily if the turtle is not intended to evolve in a temperate region like France, it requires ample space because it will not live its entire life in a terrarium or a park sheltered in a room of the home. The turtle must live in an environment similar to that which it can experience in nature. The turtle is, above all, chosen for observation more than for taming. The handling is not very delicate but will not bring any sensation to this reptile. He doesn’t like being touched. Moreover, she will have to put her limbs inside her shell—evidence of real fear.