If you get a baby you must be extremely careful. Their bites may not be able to do anything to you, but young chondros are very fragile and a strike could lead to permanent spinal damage if you jerk your hand away when bitten. Just a heads up. And yea you would probably want to start it off in a smaller enclosure. When you have a GTP you are going to have to handle it from time to time just like any other captive reptile. It's just that it shouldn't be done just for the sake of handling it, but rather for enclosure maintenance or whatever.