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  1. DebbiLynn

    Love at first sight: New Baby... Burmese Star

    I'm so excited! I received my Burmese Star Baby, this morning. I cannot brag enough on @Markw84. Backstory.... I got my first Tortoise last year; an Eastern Hermann's. I raised him from a 2 week hatchling in a "Smart Enclosure" I purchased from Mark. My Hermann's thrived in the enclosure for...
  2. DebbiLynn

    Jonathan, 189 years old.

  3. DebbiLynn

    Interesting Article: 121yr old Hermann's Tortoise

    Hello TFO Friends... I came across this article this morning and wanted to share. Note: Dear Site Admin's: I hope it's ok to share things like this. If not, I'm truly sorry, and I understand if this post is deleted. No worries. :) 121yr old Pet Tort...
  4. DebbiLynn

    Smart Enclosure Setup:)

    Hello TFO Friends, I haven't posted in a while, but I am on here almost daily; reading and learning. Pluto, my little Eastern Hermann's will be 4 months old on 8/24/20. I've had him since he was 6 weeks old. His previous enclosure was a 3'L x 2'W x 2'6"H plastic container with full lighting...
  5. DebbiLynn

    Help with a name?

    Well, I had decided long ago that when I could finally have a tortoise, I wanted it to be a boy and name him Shelldon... (hopefully a he) He's here now, he hatched 4/25/20, and not only does he not look like a Shelldon to me, I had no idea how common that name is for a turtle and tortoise...
  6. DebbiLynn

    Hatchling is here:)

    Today is day# 4 with my Eastern Hermann's Hatchling (hatched 4/25/20)... I have gathered SO MUCH helpful information here on TF. I'm envious of some of the amazing enclosures I've seen; I'm planning on going with a closed chamber in the near future. I'm 'construction challenged' so it will be...
  7. DebbiLynn

    Happy to be here...

    Hi, My name is Debbie and I live in Temple, TX (Central TX/Austin area). I actually joined TF a couple of weeks ago and failed to introduce myself. I just jumped right in and started asking questions about reputable breeders to purchase/adopt my first Tortoise. Well, I'm so excited... I'm...
  8. DebbiLynn

    Captive Breeder

    Hello, I’m looking for a reputable captive breeder of Russian Tortoise, or a similar breed that is good for indoor housing. I live in the Central Texas