Hello everyone! I'd like to introduce myself and explain a bit about myself and my turtle passion. To begin, I'm a 14 year old from QLD Who is in love with Turtles, now I've only really been interested for 6-8 months but I think it's enough. I myself don't own a turtle but I do plan on owning one around October time! My favourite type of Turtle would have to be the Saw Shelled Turtle! (Myuchelys latisternum) I have been doing a lot of research on this Turtle and other species of course, but mainly the Myuchelys latisternum. I do know the costs of a Turtle and the supplies itself and the cost of a licence etc. (So I'm not going in with a blind eye). I've also been working on my own turtle guide to help myself remember things along the way, the way I've done this is simply bought a plain journal from K-MART and Printed out a turtle photo and went from there, I've got facts about a variety of turtles, Saw Shelled, Snake Neck, Brisbane River, Murray River. You get the jist. Anyway I'll be sure to read all of the helpful posts with a lot of information to also help me. But I've also got a few questions. 1: Is a Saw Shelled turtle good for a really amateur turtle owner? 2: Is it better to buy them as a hatchling/few months old, rather than a year or two, to be able to bond with them? 3: Do I need to pay my mum money to help with the electricity bill? 4: Should I give him a tank mate? Thanks as always! Kind regards, Nathan.