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To place an order with us:  Please e-mail or call us  [ (352) 593-5172 EasternStandard Time ] so we can best help you with your needs. We receive a large volume of phone calls and e-mails each day so we can't always get back to everyone quickly and still do our normal husbandry chores.  Please be patient and try again if you don't hear back from us with 48 hours.   Standard Time ] so we can best help you with your needs. We receive a large volume of phone calls and e-mails each day so we can't always get back to everyone quickly and still do our normal husbandry chores.  Please be patient and try again if you don't hear back from us with 48 hours.   

For e-mails:  Note we don't open e-mails that don't have a subject line so PLEASE at least put the word "Uromastyx" or "Tortoise" or "Reptile" in the subject line.   

For Phone calls:  Leave a Brief message with your Name and Phone Number FIRST in the message and please  Say your number Slowly and Clearly! We are on Eastern time which runs 2-3 hours AHEAD ofmmanyof  those who call us.  When you call us, you are calling our home, so please no calls before 8 AM PST or after 5 PM PST.  ST.  

Please note we are not a "Pet Shop" or "dealer", but private breeders.  We do not have hired help, thus all aspects of our breeding work and daily husbandry as well as the business (sales, shipping, customer service) are run primarily by just one individual (Doug).  In the interest of helping the most people as efficiently as possible, please read our Care Sheets first before calling to ask for advise.  

For Uromastyx it's http://www.deerfernfarms.com/Uromastyx_Care.htm), for tortoises it's  http://www.deerfernfarms.com/Tortoise_Care.htm . We are willing to help anyone regardless of where you bought the animals. I donate this time for free - please don't abuse the privilege.  PLEASE  contact the person who supplied your animal first. Our time is limited and we get a lot of care requests per day. In fairness to our customers, they get first dibs on our time. There are rarely enough hours in the day to get back to all the other people who ask for advise from us. If it's an emergency and you can't immediately reach us, please contact your local Veterinarian. 

 

Payment Options

 We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, and PayPal (click on the "Buy Now" button below the Paypal banner).  Note you don't have to have a PayPal account  to use your credit card if you use the  "Buy Now" button below to make your payment to us.


Deer Fern Farms,
Brooksville, Fl. 34601

Our Essential Supplies page is setup as a shopping cart so you can order directly off the website as needed without having to call us first. We try to ship all supplies orders the next business day by FedEx Smart Post Delivery or USPS Priority mail after receiving payment. You MUST contact us directly (by e-mail or phone) before we will ship a live animal to you. You can then pay for your animal purchases by clicking on the PayPal   "Buy Now"  button above. This  button is NOT a shopping cart so you must add up what you want and put in the total  (animals + shipping) in yourself.  Then list what you're ordering in the memo section of the next page in the form.  We do it this way in part to insure you contact us first before making an animal purchase. You can also e-mail us with your order and we'll e-mail you a PayPal invoice that makes it easy to make the payment.  Once we've received your payment and have verified you have their habitat ready, we will make arrangements with you to ship to your home or office via FedEx or UPS Overnight service.  This usually runs $48 to $58 depending on the size of the individual(s) you're ordering. We need you to be home (or at the office if delivered there) to accept delivery of your new companion.  

 

Pricing


Pricing varies by species, age, and source of the individual (our own in-house (DDF) produced stock verses additional individuals purchased from other breeders). Please contact us first to verify the availability of the specimens you want and current pricing before sending any money!  For rarer, more expensive species ordered, we will try to e-mail a photograph of the specimen(s) we pick out for you prior to your purchase so you can make sure they meet your expectations. For hatchlings and juveniles, please look at our website for photos of representative specimens for that species. Most don't vary enough at those ages to justify taking individual photos for them.  For most specimens, the pricing runs as follows: (listed in order of general availability)

 

Uromastyx

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Ornate Uromastyx: Hatchlings -  We usually can offer both US Captive Bred and a fewRanched hatchlings to yearlings for $195 to 225.  We usually have a few Ranched hatchlings as well as U.S. captive bred hatchlings available after August.after August ( none currently available as of 1-15-201.). Good only for those with at least some experience.  Moderately delicate and unforgiving of care errors.  Please read over our online care sheet and set up your tanks carefully. You MUST verify you have an Infra-Red Thermometer or else purchase one from us before we will sell you an Ornate Uromastyx.  90% of health issues we see with this species are from people with inappropriate tank floor temperatures.  

Banded Uromastyx: Hatchlings -  Price variable, $250 and up.  We are on our 3rd generation of DFF  bred Bandeds.  Next availability should be mid/late summer 2019 as wwe rebuild stock after the move to Florida.   Good Beginner species, one of thehardiesttof all the Uromastyx.of all the Uromastyx.

Moroccans: Hatchlings to rarely yearlings, Deer Fern Farms Stock (DFF) fifth generation +  Imported captive bred (CB) runs $195 to $250. Good beginners species.

Affiliate Produced Species

Egyptian: Hatchlings occasionally available, pricing ranges around $175 to $250 depending on Ranched verses US born stock. Best availability is from September to January most years.  While they ship within the U.S. fine year round, individuals imported from overseas in winter are very prone to respiratory issues. Good for beginners with room for a large cage (4' x 2' x 2' bare minimum for single adult IF fully reared in captivity from a hatchling in that cage. 5' minimum if bought as sub-adults, 6' for a breeding pair.

Saharan Uromastyx:  Very few true U.S. born  usually available but very common as imports. We no longer breed this species and do not normally buy imports for resale. We hope to setup a group again in an outdoor setting so may be able to offer DDF stock again in the future. While a great species, imports tend to do poorly for too many customers for us to justify offering them. Wild collected are NOT a good beginner species and wild collected adults tend to crash on novices and even those with moderate experience.  Captive bred are agoodgood speciesforrthose with experience working with Uromastyx already.those with experience working with Uromastyx already but still not what I would advise as a beginner speci.s.

Mali Uromastyx: Hatchlings,  $200 and up from affiliated breeders or ranched stock for now. These are much rarer now than in the past. Imported ranched babies occasionally available, very few US bred at present.  Good beginners species, just hard to come by. Good one to work with to learn how to breed Uromastyx.

Omani Uromastyx:Omani Uromastyx: A handful of captive breds are available most years in the US now.  Price is highly variable but currently averaging about $600 each. We will likely be setting a few up again in the near future. In the meantime we will keep a waiting list and may have a few CB from other breeders sporadically available.  For experienced Uromastyx keepers only. Unforgiving of care errors especially as hatchlings. You MUST verify you have an Infra-Red Thermometer or else purchase one from us before we will sell you an Ornate Uromastyx.  90% of health issues we see with this species are from people with inappropriate tank floor temperatures.  

Sudanese: Hatchlings to yearlings $225 up. Sporadically available as imported sub-adults, much rarer as U.S. CB.  We do not currently have this species setup for breeding any longer and CB are very difficult to come by. Adolescents to adults are good for those with at least some Uromastyx keeping experience, Not really a difficult species but not quite a beginner species. Hatchlings to smaller juveniles best left for those with breeding experience. Rare in the U.S at present so we will only offer specimens to those with breeding experience and who intend to set them up in breeding situations. No pet sales. 

Arabians: This is one we hope to work with again but are not currently keeping. Availability is very limited and very sporadic. Price varies around $400 and up of late but mostly as imports and none currently available. If we do gain access to some, they must go to experienced  breeders and only to those intending to breed them. No pet sales as these are too rare. We need to establish a sustainable breeding group in the U.S. while it's still an option.  Reasonably hardy overall but gravid females very prone to having egg binding issues. Good only for those with extensive experience.  Moderately delicate and unforgiving of care errors.

Problematic Uromastyx peciess

Rainbow, Mountain, Orange Benti Group:  We are no longer working with this group. They often do not re-home well so we will no longer offer these directly. We keep a wanted list and will pass along your information to others if stock is made available and they can contact you as they feel appropriate. NOT a good species for beginners!  Delicate and very unforgiving of care errors. Relatively easy to get back on track for experienced keepers via tubing feeding, but stress easily when moved. These need to go to experienced Breeder homes only for use in breeding programs or this group will be lost to N. American herpetoculture. NO PET SALES so please do not ask.

Somali: Few if any expected for 2018. They often do not re-home well so we will no longer offer these directly. We keep a wanted list and will pass along your information to others if stock is made available and they can contact you as they feel appropriate. NOT a good species for beginners!  Delicate and very unforgiving of care errors. Crash easily during the breeding season and prone to egg binding. These need to go to experienced Breeder homes only for use in breeding programs or this group will be lost to N. American herpetoculture. NO PET SALES so please do not ask.

Indian Uromastyx: Extremely rare in the  U.S.  A few pairs still exist but minimalrecentrecent breeding's. When available, only for sale to experienced breeding homes for use in breeding programs. No pet sales.  Good beginner species care wise but aggressive breeders. You must have Uromastyx breeding experience to consider this species. No pet sales only because they are just too rare. 

 

 Chuckwallas

 

Calicos:  DFF stock usually hatches in August. $275.  We are building our stock back up so may not have any for sale for 2018. Easiest chuck species to keep.  

California Redbacks:  Not currently being bred here at DFF but from affiliated breeders. None currently available.   Moderate experience best.   

  

 

 Tortoises

 

Deer Fern Farms Produced Species

 Indian Star Tortoises: The 2018 Breeding season is just starting. Hopefully our girls have settled into their new homes enough to give us fertile eggs this year but too soon to tell. The first hatchlings usually emerge around May if all goes well. Our CB hatchlings go for$285.25.  Moderate Experience best for hatchlings but our older individuals have proven to be very hardy.individuals have proven to be very hardy.

 Hermann's Tortoises: Hatchlings periodically available $150. The 2018 Breeding season is just underway. The first hatchlings usually emerge late March to April.  A few 4" European imports are sporadically available generally for around $185 for males, $395 for pairs. Two 4-5" males currently available for $150 each.  Good beginners species.Good beginners species.

Russian Tortoises: Still semi-hibernating as of 1-18-.  We are going to try a cool but non-hibernating year this year to see if we can still get fertile eggs. So may or may not have DDF hatchlings for 2016. The first hatchlings usually emerge late March. Field Collected adolescents, $75 to $120.  FC generally available mid summer to early winter. We still have a few long term.  We are going to try a cool but non-hibernating year this year to see if we can still get fertile eggs. So may or may not have DDF hatchlings for 2016. The first hatchlings usually emerge late March. Field Collected adolescents, $75 to $120.  FC generally available mid summer to early winter. We still have a few long termLimited numbers of  CB hatchlings usually available in mid summer and sporadically at other times. $150.  Excellent for Beginners

 Pancake Tortoises:  We have a decent shot at producing a few CB hatchlings in late 2018. We sporadically have CB hatchlings from affiliated breeders but none at the present (Jan 2018).  Typical price is $275 each and up.  Good beginners species but uncommon. Males only if for pets (if old enough to sex), females need to go into breeding projects.

 Elongated Tortoises:: New project for us. Current stock is still too young to produce and we don't normally sell imported Elongateds. E-mail for availability but unlikely for this year.

 

Affiliate Produced Species

Sulcatta Tortoises: Captive Bred hatchlings $65 to $75, sporadically available from stock bred in Arizona. Currently 4 in stock. We are setting up a few for in-house breeding but they are still several years away from reaching breeding size. Good for Beginners but get very large (double basket ball size) and eventually will need to be housed outside. or in a large dedicated room.

Golden Greek Tortoises: ee sold off ourreedingreeding group with the movss but will likely rear up some hatchlings in the near future to get a Florida-acclimated group going. We shold have a few indiviuals for sale from associated breeders my mid summer.$1$155 ea.  Easy as adults buoderateoderateeExperience best.Experience best for hatchlings.

Redfoot Tortoises: Captive Bred-Ranched juveniles average $145, sporadically available but special order only this year - please call.  Excellent for Beginnerss

Cherryhead Tortoises: Captive Bred juveniles $175, sporadically available but special order only this year - please call. Excellent for Beginners

Leopard Tortoises: Captive Bred hatchlings $145, sporadically available,  . Good for Beginners but get large (basket ball size)..

 

 

 Iguanas

 

Spiny-tailed Iguanas

    Banana Iguanas: (C. pectinata). We have one or two pairs that have a small shot at breeding for us for 2018. Check back in June and we should know if anyone is gravid. Price for well started hatchlings will be $300. Excellent for Beginners if  well started juvies on up.     

Rock Iguanas

    Blue Rock Iguanas: (C. lewisi x). We have one young adult pair that has a good shot at breeding for us for 2018. Check back in late June and we should know if she gave us good eggs this year. Price for well started hatchlings will be $750. Excellent for Beginners.     

    Rhinoceros Iguanas: (C. coronata). Still juveniles in 2018 or 2019. Check back in 2020 and we should know if anyone is gravid. Price for well started hatchlings will be around $400. Excellent for Beginners if  well started juvies on up.     

   Cuban Iguanas: (C. nebula). Puerto Rico high contrast bloodline, still juveniles in 2018 - 2019. Check back in 2020 and we should know if anyone is gravid. Price for well started hatchlings will be around $400. Excellent for Beginners if  well started juvies on up.  

 

 

 

Rarer Lizards

Bluetongue Skinks:

 Northern Bluetongues (T s. intermedia).  The breeding season is about to start for 2018. We'll know who does the deed by late Feb. In the mean time them we have one 6 month old unsexed Northern available for $350. Excellent for Beginners.. 

Merauke Bluetongues (T s. evenenscens).  We do not currently have any Merauke's setup but are actively looking for some exceptional stock for a breeding group. We occasionallyhavee a few babies and adolescents available from ranched and imported specimens. Price will vary but should average around $185.  We pull for high contrast specimens. Excellent for Beginners.

Irian Jaya Bluetongues (T gigas).  We do not currently have any Irian Jaya's setup but are actively looking for some exceptional stock for a breeding group. We occasionallyhavee a few babies and adolescents available from ranched and imported specimens. Price will vary but should average around $185.  We pull for high contrast specimens. Excellent for Beginners.

Monitors

Quince Monitors: (V. melinus).  We have one adolescent pair setup but are likely still too young to breed for 2018. We do however try to have some imported CB hatchlings available while we're still selecting breeding stock.  Extras of these are $295 each. As of Jan2015 we have are of stock but hope to have a few more hatchlings later this yearwe have are of stock but hope to have a few more hatchlings later this year. Excellent for Beginners.. 

Black Rouchneck Monitors: (V. rudicolis). We are starting over with this species so none expected to be available for 2018.  Excellent for Beginners IF fully acclimated first or CB.

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE:PLEASE NOTE: Some of these species are rare and/or not advisable for beginners. We reserve the right to assess your ability to properly maintain these species prior to purchase and to refuse to sell specific animals to what we feel are inappropriate homes or circumstances.  Please review our care sheets posted for each species. You MUST have their enclosures setup prior to purchase. We supply extensive after-purchase aid and are available at any time to help with maintenance/breeding concerns etc. We strongly believe helping others to succeed benefits us all as herpetoculturalists and we don't believe in "trade secrets"!

 

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