I have an African Spurred Tortoise that was given to me by a person who did not want it anymore in 2007. I believe he is a male, and he currently weighs >80 pounds (I got him when he was 45 pounds). Because of his size, I am having difficulty caring for him properly. I have contacted numerous zoos/the herp society in my area, but no one is able to take him. I am young, and I still live with my parents, but I have been looking to move; however, I want to be sure my tortoise is able to be cared for somewhere/somehow. Currently, I have been thinking of building a new indoor enclosure fit enough for him and just pay my parents back for extra electricity/food costs. When it is >45 degrees outside, he is in a very large outdoor enclosure. But winter is creeping around the corner, and the past few nights, I have had to carry him inside. He is difficult to carry (for obvious reasons), and I know my parents will not be able to carry him. I am not happy with his current indoor enclosure; it is roughly a 5' x 9' x 3.5' (height). This is located in the basement. I use hay for his substrate (I change it regularly), and I have a red heat lamp to keep him warm. During the summer, I pick food for him from the yard/woods. I live out in the country, and no chemicals are used on the lawn. During the winter, I feed him romaine lettuce, carrots, broccoli, squash, kale, and other assorted veggies. He is a very picky eater, so it is hard to get him to eat other things. I want to build a new, bigger indoor enclosure with proper heating/lighting, and provide him with a proper diet as well. I was unable to do this before because I did not have money, and my parents don't like the fact that I even have him to begin with. I am looking for substrate ideas that would be appropriate, how to set up a lighting fixture/heating conditions that would be effective for his size, etc. Any help would be appreciated!!