Troy Jones (UroRanch)

07/23/15

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SEPT/OCT 2015

My article was published in this months Reptiles Magazine!!

Click here: http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Lizards/Ornate-Uromastyx-Care-and-Breeding-Tips/

Click here: http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Lizards/Ornate-Uromastyx-Care-and-Breeding-Tips/

My top 5 male Uromastyx Ornata (Ornates)

 

I have retired from selling and keeping reptiles.

This is my 3rd and final retirement in 20+ years.

First time my house was hit by a tornado and had to sell out. I had 30 Ornates in a spare bed room at that time.

Second time retired I had like 4 major surgeries in 4 years.

Third time is real. Finally had to admit that i cant keep up with 20-30 lizards at a time anymore.

Those of you that know me know I love Uromastyx as a species and although I no longer work with them they remain my absolute favorite vegetarian lizard!

Thank you for your interest in Uromastyx!

Kindest regards,

Troy Jones

www.uroranch.com

Click here: http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Lizards/Ornate-Uromastyx-Care-and-Breeding-Tips/

 

About Troy Jones:

My name is Troy Jones and I'm an animal lover of all sorts of animals and reptiles. As a child my Summers were spent in the woods and around creeks in Ohio. I collected frogs, crayfish, snakes, and turtles. I've always been fascinated by reptiles. The first reptile I had was a box turtle and I had it for over 10 years. As a child, I breed fish, hamsters, gerbils, and rabbits. At the time, one of the local "TGIF" stores (similar to a K-Mart) would pay me $1.00 per hamster, which I proudly sold, in fact I was their supplier for several years. As I got older I kept turtles, rabbits, ferrets, flying  squirrels, turtles, tortoises and different types of lizards. As an adult (10 years ago) I bred Bearded Dragons and traded some of my babies for Mali Uromastyx and the rest was history! I was instantly drawn to the Uromastyx Lizards or "Uro's", much more than the Dragons because they don't require insects. I began reading every book and care sheet that I could find on how to care for them, how to house them, and how to breed them, everything!! I contacted & befriended Randall L. Gray, one of the Pioneers of breeding Uromastyx and shortly afterwards we founded the Uromastyx Home Page  http://www.kingsnake.com/uromastyx/ . Randall provided the articles and I took the pictures and discovered out how to design and manage a website. During this period of time Randall Gray began selling me Uromastyx Ornate pairs every once in a while. I successfully bread Uromastyx Ornates for 3 years and built my collection up to 40+ of them. I wrote an article and was published in the Volume 6 No. 3 Reptilian Magazine, I then knew I was following a dream! Unfortunately, In March of 2000 my home was nearly destroyed by a tornado and I was forced to sell my entire collection.

10 years ago I corresponded with Danny Molco. Danny is an Eilat Mountain Nature Reserve Ranger and was involved in a 4 year 700 hour study of Ornate Uromastyx http://www.uroranch.com/Osnat%20Molco.htm. This study uncovered some interesting facts about Uromastyx, one of them being that they are 99% vegetarian.

Afterwards, I spent a couple of years working with salt water aquariums. I grew & fragged my corals. I  grew and fragged SPS, LPS, and Softie Corals. During this time I decided to get back into breeding exotic species of Uromastyx. Ornate, Philbyi, and Saharan. I finally got back into breeding Uromastyx last year (2009). I am working with Philbyi, Ornate, Sudanese, and Rainbow Benti. My rainbow benti should be laying her eggs any day now. 

Uromastyx are observation pets to me. I enjoy setting up their enclosures and watching them bask and move about their cages. I do not handle them too much.

I have retired from selling reptiles.

This is my 3rd and final retirement in 20+ years.

First time my house was hit by a tornado and had to sell out. I had 30 Ornates in a spare bed room at that time.

Second time retired I had like 4 major surgeries in 4 years.

Third time is real. Finally had to admit that i cant keep up with 20-30 lizards at a time anymore.

Those of you that know me know I love Uromastyx as a species and although I no longer work with them they remain my absolute favorite vegetarian lizard!

Thank you for your interest in Uromastyx!

Kindest regards,

Troy Jones

www.uroranch.com

Click here: http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Lizards/Ornate-Uromastyx-Care-and-Breeding-Tips/

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to discuss Breeding, Brumation, Egg incubation, Genetics, Etc. send me an email... I'd love to hear from you troy@uroranch.com!

***THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING CAPTIVE BREEDING!!!***

 

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