Jay is a 42 year old single parent who has lived in Nashville,TN for most of his life. His love for reptiles started at the age of 8 with turtles. He moved to Nashville with his Dad at the age of 13. By the age of 17 he started a landscaping business in Nashville. While running the landscaping business, he started breeding chameleons, doing very well with both ventures. In 2001 he pursued his love of reptiles by getting a job at the Nashville Zoo where he worked for 11 years. During this time he saw his first Uroplatus on the cover of a trade magazine. It was love at first sight. Jay sold all his chameleons and purchased wild-caught Uroplatus. Jay worked with Uroplatus for over 10 years and now works full time as well as starting another related business.
Uroplatus are a cool tropical gecko species found only in the northwest and eastern coast of Madagascar. There are currently fourteen species of Uroplatus with new species being found from time to time. Each species has its own husbandry requirements, so when researching be specific about the species you want to work with. More