Breeders of Uromastyx, Tortoises

& select Specialty Reptiles


Deer Fern Farms has been breeding numerous Uromastyx and tortoise species since 1992, consistently hatching multiple species of captive bred Uromastyx from 1994 to 2015. However due to complications from the massive Oso, WA Land slide, we ended up relocating, under short notice, from Washington state to central Florida in 2016. Due to numerous complications involved with the 3000 mile move including having to build new facilities from scratch in the dead of winter, we drastically reduced our breeding stock and breeding projects and took a break from breeding for 2016-17. On the plus side, we purchased 9+ wooded acres in the "hills" of  coastal west-central Florida that should prove to be excellent environmental conditions for our critters, allowing at least some species to finally be housed outdoors for a significant part of the year.  Along with building new facilities, we spent 2016 and '17  acquiring select new juvenile stock, seeking out individuals which possess specific traits we wish to incorporate into our priority breeding programs.  We are finally about where we need to be and hope to have a few species breeding again by summer, 2018. With a little luck, we have a shot at hatching Ornate Uromastyx, Calico Chuckwallas, Northern Bluetongue Skinks and Lewisi Blue Rock Iguanas this year, possibly along with a few Indian Star and Hermanns tortoises.  Still too soon to count our "chickens" as the eggs haven't  even been laid yet, but at least some of our breeders are reaching breeding size and age this year.   

 In the meantime feel free to e-mail us with questions and species you are looking for and we'll help you as best we can.  I apologize in advance if I am slow getting back to most e-mails as my time will be spent outdoors working on the property away from the computer.  I will reinstate the ordering pages and start the process of updating all my web pages as time permits. In the meantime, most links will be out of service while I migrate the website to a new and hopefully faster web host server. We are not taking phone calls at this time, in part because I won't be near the land line phone much and cell phone service is spotty.  If you need to reach me, please use our e-mail listed below.


Also note, Florida does not allow the breeding and selling of Eastern Box Turtles.  So for all of those who have been asking about those, please note we can no longer work with them and sold off all our box turtles before making the move.


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About Deer Fern Farms / Policies Ordering / Pricing


Tortoise and Turtles Species
Uromastyx Species Available Tortoise and Turtle Species Available

Chuckwallas Spiny-Tailed and Rock Iguanas

Blue Tongue Skinks Blue Tegus

Monitors Oddball Species

Recommended Supplies Photo Guide to Edible GardenPlants




Care Sheet for Uromastyx Care Sheet for Tortoises


2018 Show Schedule and Recommended Links


Email: douglasdix@deerfernfarms.com        


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