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09/18/15

Please submit your Uromastyx pictures!

Want to have your Uromastyx pictures included in my Uromastyx blog?

Email them to me: troy@UroRanch.com

Click on any of the below pictures for a larger image.

 

 

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

Uromastyx Blog 08/06/15

My article was published in this months Reptiles Magazine!!

 

Fatale:

04/21/15 23 Grams

 

Uromastyx blog 04/20/15

 Uromastyx from the last 20 years.

Ornate Uromastyx (U. Ornata )        Omani Uromastyx (U. thomasi)   

                                 

            Rainbow Uromastyx (U.Yemensis)

                

 

 

Uromastyx blog 03/13/15

Uromastyx ornatus

Solomon and Sheba Uromastyx Thomasi

 

Phillip Lietz - Borris Blue Blood line.

03/03/15 15 Grams

Her mother named Rockey and her father named Borris belong to Phillip Lietz and are pictured below.

Here are some pictures of Phillip Lietz's male Thomasi, named "Borris".

Here are a couple of Phillip Lietz's female Thomasi, named "Rockey".

 

Uromastyx blog 02/27/15

Troy wrote: I have 19 full size cages and 6 tubs so 25 separate cages. http://www.UroRanch.com/UroRanch.com/cages/Cages.htm

Two Neodesha three stacks.                                     Four Vision 6 footers.                                  Neodesha three stack

Uromastyx blog 01/27/15

01/27/15

Limited quantities of baby Mali Uromastyx are available again!

Quantity is very limited so first come first served!

These are true Uromastyx maliensis 3-4 inches in total length.

if your interested email, call or text me.

Troy Jones troy@uroranch.com Call or text 214-985-2611

Uromastyx blog 10/27/14

New Vision 422 cage. Purchased off craigslist for $150.00.

My father-in-law cuts off the tube that normally hangs down on the vision 422 cage. Cutting the tube off allows you to use higher wattage

bulbs to create 120 degrees (and up) basking areas.

In the one below, he (also) cut a large portion of the ceiling out. The damage to this area was caused by a basking light (was too hot) and melted the plastic. Almost every 422 I've purchased off craigslist has had damage due to melting of the plastic. I've found that cutting out the melted areas allows you to recycle/reuse cages that otherwise would've been thrown out.

 

 

Uromastyx blog 10/24/14

My Uromastyx with names displayed.

Uromastyx blog 10/21/14 Just received a 5 year old proven pair of blue Thomasi purchased from Phillip Tremper.

Below is a clutch produced by the above pair when they belonged to Phillip Tremper.

Uromastyx blog 10/18/14

10/14/14 46 Grams

10/14/14 42 Grams

Uromastyx blog 08/25/14

Phillip Lietz - Thomasi Uromastyx / Female / Named Rocky

Uromastyx blog 08/23/14

Just received 2 baby Thomasi from Phillip Lietz. the Father's name is Borris and the Mother's name is Rockey.

Badenov:

08/22/14 - 8 grams

 

Fatale:

08/22/14 - 9 grams

Uromastyx blog 08/18/14

ust received 2 baby Thomasi from Phillip Lietz. the Father's name is Borris and the Mother's name is Rockey.

Badenov:

 
Fatale:

(Pictured above: Fatale on the Left, Badenov on the Right).

I named the babies "Badenov" and "Fatale" from Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Badenov's name is a play on that of the 16th-century, Russian Tsar Boris Godunov ("bad enough" vs. "good enough").

Here are some pictures of Phillip Lietz's male Thomasi, named "Borris".

Here are a couple of Phillip Lietz's female Thomasi, named "Rockey".

Uromastyx blog 08/10/14

I spent the weekend cleaning cages. I am getting a pair of Thomasi in the next couple weeks.

Plan to house them singly in the 4 foot Neodesha Cages.

Phillip Lietz - Thomasi Uromastyx / Borris Blue phase male with his offspring.

Phillip Lietz - Thomasi Uromastyx / Female / Named Rocky

Above Phillip Lietz - Thomasi Uromastyx / Borris Blue phase male

Phillip Lietz - Thomasi Uromastyx / baby's from Borris and Rockey

Uromastyx blog 07/28/14

Blue Osiris - White ornate Female - 79 Days since last mating.

Uromastyx blog 07/04/14

07/04/14 Blue Osiris - White ornate Female - 54 Days since last mating.

Uromastyx blog 05/19/14

Getting ready for Ornates Eggs.

Here is my mix for the egg laying tubs/sites.

Sand, Perlite and Organic Garden Soil.

I purchased a converted refrigerator from a snake keeper.

It has a Zilla Thermostat

Plugged into heat tape.

I will place the eggs in.

Uromastyx blog 05/10/14

Updated the Our uromastyx Page.

Uromastyx blog 05/03/14

05/03/14

11:30AM breeding of white Ornate with possible white ornate.

This is the light green male pictured above mating the 435 gram white female below.

05/04/14 12:30PM This is the light green male pictured above mating the 435 gram white female.

05/04/14 2:50PM The second picture is the second mating today.

Here are the 3 females He has bread with the 2 bigger females so far.

Audrey Vanderlinden King Tut x Titti first generation white Ornate Offspring.

Female White Ornate

05/03/14 435 grams

Audrey Vanderlinden King Tut x Titti first generation white Ornate Offspring.

Female White Ornate

05/03/14 390 grams

Here are more pictures of the Audrey Vanderlinden King Tut x Titti first generation white Ornate Offspring.

I am 99 percent sure they are both female.

Uromastyx blog 04/04/14

Uromastyx Sculptures For sale

Uromastyx blog 03/27/14

Uromastyx drawing by Phillip Lietz.

Phillip Lietz also did my Uromastyx Skeletal Logo.

 

Phillip Lietz Illustration.

Phillip is accepting reptile related commissions.

Uromastyx blog 03/22/14

Egyptian Uromastyx Reverse Trio (2.1) for sale $600.00 + shipping.

Approximately 2 1/2 year old LTC Egyptian Uromastyx Reverse Trio (2.1) 2 males and 1 female.

Egyptian # 1 male 290 grams

Egyptian #2 female 235 grams

Egyptian #3 Male 235 grams

$600.00+ shipping for all above Egyptian lizards.

Egyptian Uromastyx Reverse Trio (2.1) for sale $600.00 + shipping.

 

Contact me whit your zip code if you are interested.

Troy Jones

214-985-2611

troy@uroranch.com

Uromastyx blog 03/17/14

03/17/14 John Castellanos has been producing cb Petrosaurus offspring since 2002.

Here is John Castellanos Safe Petrosaurus Breeding 101 as he emailed it to me.

03/17/14 John Castellanos wrote

Over those years I have learned how to get the girls bred safely and quickly but most important - without injury!

I just got tired of the males chasing the females while trying to catch them by the neck and often ending up with a front leg between their jaws. If the female is quick enough a male's slower strike could end up on her tail and of course the females would drop their tails out of fear. So now, I have been trying a much safer way of getting them eggs fertilized!

Sometimes females have become combative as the tide can quickly turn as she chases the male away and males can actually become "gun shy" for the remainder of that season.

When I begin to see the male's markings on the rocks and notice the females putting a little weight on is when I separate the girls for a week or two. This keeps the males anxious and eager to breed when the females are brought back in for some timely conjugal visits.

Here's a great trick I've learned after years of experience in breeding these petros. I do not just drop the girls in with the anxious males. Instead I hold on to her hind quarters and simply hold them near him while occasionally giving her a tiny shake so as to mimic her answering the male's head gyrations. Usually within a few seconds he slowly approaches and taps her on the side of her neck to test her to see if she will snap back toward him. Then he makes his move with an accurate strike to her neck.

Just after he adjusts his grip on her neck is when I slowly release  my grasp and back away. Within the next minute he will attempt to lift her tail and soon after he does, copulation occurs.

After they separated, I take her out and put her back with the other girls. Depending on how quick the gravid colors show on the girls, I may repeat the visits (3-4 times) in the following week or two which is roughly every 2-4 days. This allows the male to rest up and the female to de stress.

I do have one male that just goes nuts when he knows he will be entertaining a female guest. For this one male I do just drop the female in. He usually strikes with lightning speed and always hits his mark but I just don't feel my fingers should be anywhere near that female when he strikes lol. 

Here's a pic of one female (#2) I was holding for this male but I clicked off the pic as he was shaking her a little while adjusting his grip but shook he and the female plum out of focus lol.

Also same male while breeding female (#3) today for their fourth and final time this season.

 

Uromastyx blog 03/16/14

We call him King blue or King for short.

Uromastyx blog  03/11/14 If you are on FaceBook.com plese like this page.

The Uro Ranch Store

Uromastyx blog 02/26/14

I have noticed that people are posting on the internet about feeding Uromastyx insects and crickets.

I never feed any of my Uromastyx insects and crickets as Uromastyx are 100 percent vegetarian.

Please click on this link for a study that shows less than 1% animal matter and that was from ants that were accidentally ingested.

http://www.uroranch.com/uroranch.com/Osnat%20Molco.htm

Here are my quick care tips that i give to all my customers.

1) Cover all glass for 1-3 months. I use towels.

2) 120+ basking and 80-90 degree cool side. UVB light in addition to basking. I use florescent UVB lights.

3) 4 foot by 2 foot enclosure

4) At least 3 hides per cage. One on basking side one in middle on cool side. More if more than one lizard is going to be in the cage.

5) Sand, tile, paper, rock, bare floor for bedding.

6) Never use Calcium sand or Crush Walnut Shells for bedding it could kill your lizard.

7) No water in the cage.

8) No baths.

9) Do not feed insects.

10) Feed a good mix of greens.

11) Clean cage and feed in the morning or at night. Try to not been seen by an awake Uromastyx for the first month or so.

12) Weigh your Uromastyx once per month. Weight loss is one of the first signs that you have an issue with your Uromastyx.

13) Don't treat for parasites for the first 6 months you have your Uromastyx.

14) Don't treat for parasites unless your Uromastyx is losing weight.

15) Do not handle your Uromastyx except to weigh it once per month for the first month or so.

16) If you want to handle you lizard please give it a month to settle in then begin by getting it to eat out of your hand. Then handle for short periods and then extend the handling period.

17) Never keep different species of Uromastyx in the same cage. IE don’t keep Ornate's with Mails. Don’t keep Saharans with Rainbows. Don’t Keep Philbyi with Banded, Etc.

18) Never use under the tank heaters. Uromastyx understand heat from above. They may not move off a under tank heater soon enough and get burned.

19) Please let me know if you have any questions.

Troy Jones

214-985-2611

troy@uroranch.com

Uromastyx blog 01/28/14

Click Here for On the Phylogeny and Taxonomy of the Genus Uromastyx

Thomas M. WILMS1),4), WOLFGANG BÖHME2), Philipp WAGNER2), Nicolà LUTZMANN2)

& Andreas SCHMITZ3)

Uromastyx blog 01/26/14

Andrea Link Uromastyx enclosure.

Uromastyx blog 01/22/14 T-Shirts not for sale. This is just for window shopping.

Uromastyx blog Beautiful Uromastyx sculptures for sale $120.00.

I am offering for sale limited quantities of Jason Shanaman beautiful sculptures.

Beautiful Uromastyx Sculptures.

01/14/14 I received 2 Benti today. Only one looks good though.

UroRanch.com – Blog – Troy Jones

Baby Ornate's for sale!

$210.00 each

2 or more $200.00 each.

Don't miss out... these will sell out quickly!!

Shipping to US states only.

These are flawless almost yearlings. CB (captive bred) Imported approximately 7 months old.

I have 12 CB imported baby Ornate's for sale. Don't miss out. These will sell out very fast.

CB Imports from over 7 months ago they will be approximately 9 months by the time we ship them in March.

Above are the exact lizards I'm selling. I will attest to their health and temperament.

These babies have been in captivity since 06/29/13 and by the end of March 2014 they will have 9 months of living in cages and eating grocery procured greens.

Local sales only until March 2014.

I will resume shipping in March, if customer wants shipping before March, then I may not be able to guarantee live delivery if night time lows go below 40 degrees and if daytime highs go above 90 degrees F.

You can purchase now and I will ship when its safe at least by March.

Will ship by March 2014 or when you the customer deem it safe to ship.

I will post pictures in the next few days.

Contact Troy via cell or text 214-985-2611

Email me your address for a shipping quote troy@UroRanch.com

I accept credit cards through Paypal.com. Send payments to troy@UroRanch.com

For best results with your baby ornate is to follow these directions for 3 months.

During the 3 months read everything on Uromastyx you can find. Then at that point

follow your gut. My instructions are meant to establish the lizard in your captivate environment.

1) Cover all glass for 3 months. I use towels.

2) 120+ basking and 80-85 degree cool side.

3) Minimum 3 hides per lizard in a enclosure.

4) No water in the cage.

5) No baths.

6) Do not feed insects.

7) Feed a good mix of greens.

8) Clean cage and feed in the morning or at night. Try to not been seen by an awaken Uromastyx.

9) Do not handle your Uromastyx except to weigh it once per month.

10) Read everything you can find on Uromastyx. Start here

UroWiki /A user-edited guide to all things Uromastyx.

Uroranch Uromastyx care sheet.

Policies and Guarantee.

11) These instructions are to acclimate your new baby to your cage and after ninety days of you reading everything under the sun then you follow your gut and use common sense.

You can purchase now and I will ship when its safe, at least by March.

Will ship by March 2014 or when you the customer deem it safe to ship.

I will post pictures in the next few days.

Contact Troy via phone or text 214-985-2611

Email me your address for a shipping quote troy@UroRanch.com

  Randall L. Gray. Retired Uromastyx pioneer

  URO RANCH Facebook web page.

URO RANCH Twitter page.

Audrey Vanderlinden Dedication Page.

Troy Jones of Uro Ranch talks Uromastyx.

Uromastyx Blog News, Web links, Information, Jokes, Updates, Rumors, Etc.

01/13/14

UroRanch.com – Blog – Troy Jones

Retired Uromastyx pioneer Randall L. Gray.

Here are must reads for any up coming Uromastyx keepers and breeders.

01/13/14

UroRanch.com – Blog – Troy Jones

LTC Female Philbyi for sale. $300.00 + shipping.

Still up for grabs first $300.00 + shipping gets her.

You can purchase now and I will ship when its safe at least by March.

Will ship by March 2014 or when you the customer deem it safe to ship.

Female only. The male is not for sale as I no longer have him.

Contact Troy via phone or text 214-985-2611 or troy@UroRanch.com

10/27/13 Female 69 Grams.

12/15/13 Female 76 grams.

01/13/14

UroRanch.com – Blog – Troy Jones

Empty cages.

 

 

01/13/14

UroRanch.com – Blog – Troy Jones

Updated cage pictures from my new home office!

 

I received an email, asking me the definition of "Farmed"...

    **Farmed= Supposedly farmed in another country. Most likely wild caught import. 

To me farmed usually means wild caught. Farmed CB Ornate's are a possibility, I can’t confirm or deny.

There is also USA Captive Breed and Import Captive Bred.

USA Captive Bred – 1st choice.

Import Captive Bred - 2nd choice.

Long term, wild caught, or long term farmed - 3rd choice.

Fresh wild caught or farmed as young as possible - 4th choice.

Fresh Farmed that have been in captivity for at least 2 months - 5th choice.

Fresh Farmed less than 2 months? No, only if it was local and from a trusted care provider, best to wait until March 6th – No choice.

Climate shipping restrictions: Under NO circumstances will any reptile be shipped in temperatures 40 degrees (and below) and/or above 90 degrees high temperature (this applies to both "ship to" and "ship from" addresses).

Live arrival can only be guaranteed when transit temperatures are between 40 and 90 degrees (f). All deliveries must be received by the customer on first attempt of delivery or our guarantee is void.  We are not responsible for animals left on a door step or missed deliveries.  Please be sure to have someone home at time of delivery. Any issues with reptile must be reported upon delivery. If a return of a reptile is approved customer will be responsible for shipping charge to return reptile.

For me, the secret of acclimating Uromastyx is housing them separately, providing proper cage size, lighting, and food.
Not feeding any insects and not handling the Uromastyx except for cleanings and weighing. Absolutely no water in or around cage!

CB from a reputable breeder/broker!!!

This is one time USA wins if you are purchasing CB from a reputable breeder/broker selling USA CB or CH is much preferred especially if pictures of the mother, father or siblings are provided prior to the sale.

There is not much of a pedigree among Uromastyx keepers and breeders so pictures of mom, dad and babies go a long way to prove its worth an extra $100. 

I have sold over $20k of Uromastyx per year without a single unresolved complaint.

Although my guarantee may seem strict, I am ultimately worried for the welfare of these reptiles and will usually work out any bumps in the road within 24 hours.

My personal cell number is 214-985-2611. Call or text if I can help in any way.

Thank you!

Troy Jones

1/12/2014

My nephew Alex Hazelwood - Airbrushed "Dirty Harry". Attached to the side of one (of my) Uromastyx cages with Velcro.

My nephew Alex Hazelwood - Airbrushed creations.

01/12/14

Audrey Vanderlinden Dedication Page.

Audrey Vanderlinden

This page is to recognize and preserve

 the contributions of retired

Uromastyx breeder Audrey Vanderlinden.

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The thing that I understand and accept about the reptile industry is that the only guarantee is live delivery.  I purchase from breeders, brokers and importers and the only guarantee I receive is, a live delivery. That’s also how I sell and trade my lizards. My wife hates that but lizards are a perishable commodity. If you think about it, it’s fair way to do it! This is the reason that I try to acclimate all lizards 2-3 months prior to selling them. Usually the death of the lizard will mostly happen within the 2-3 months. On the flip side, captive breed lizards acclimate much quicker, 1-2 months.

Always purchase captive breed if possible its worth an extra $100 to get a healthy captive breed lizard. 

I’m old school… my approach to keeping and breeding Uromastyx.

I have lost a great many Uromastyx that I force fed so, now I just isolate in a 4 foot cage with the glass covered and offer the best environment I can offer and best diet I can offer then it’s up to mother nature if they make it or not if the make it. It’s my love for the species that makes me want to share what I do and it’s up to the customer to follow their gut.

    **It is the customers responsibility to take their lizard to the Vet.

    **If your lizard has lost a lot of weight in a month.

   **If your lizard has stinky poop.

    **If your lizard is not holding his head up when he basks.

    **If in your gut, you know there is an issue then take them to a reptile vet.

Once a customer receives the lizard alive and looking well, that’s the only seller’s responsibility. I never receive vet services from breeders, brokers or importers I purchase from and therefore can’t offer to pay vet services on Uromastyx lizards I sell.

Customer beware that sometimes exotic reptiles you purchase don’t make it. If you decide to purchase exotic reptiles, you’re gambling as if you’re capable of offering the conditions to thrive.

I accept these facts, I don’t like them but I accept them as part of working with this magnificent species.

I support captive breeding and strive to give the animals in my charge the best care possible.

        Troy Jones

www.UroRanch.com

Picture by Phillip Lietz.

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01/11/2014

My new home office.

John Castellanos - MERRY CHRISTMAS

John Castellanos - Redback Chuckwalla

John Castellanos - MERRY CHRISTMAS

Phillip Lietz - Egyptian Uromastyx.

 

11/22/13

John C / U.philbyi pair.

John C / U.philbyi female.

John Castellanos "John-C Reptiles"


11/10/13 Chris Wilson - Baby Ornate's - Purchased from Uro Ranch.

11/9/13  Phillip Lietz  - Ornate Female Uromastyx

11/08/13

Pair of ornate babies I sold a customer.

11/2/13

Michael Rodriguez /  Orange nigriventris male

Michael Rodriguez /  Moroccan head bobbing

Michael Rodriguez /  Yellow Moroccan

Michael Rodriguez / Werneri Male

11/2/13

Phillip Lietz  - Ornate Male Uromastyx

 

Phillip Lietz - Mali Uromastyx

10/18/13 - 12 new Ornate baby's.

10/15/13

Cesar Mejia - Male ornate Uromastyx - Named Lucky.

10/08/13

Ornate Uromastyx drawing by Phillip Lietz.

10/08/13

Molly Ann - Just purchased a baby Ornate from me and it was delivered to her today.

Check out the enclosure Molly Ann has set up for it.

10/06/2013

Mr. Jak

Anyone have Uromastyx or Reptile related art that I can post in the Art section of my Uromastyx Web Page?

Uromastyx Art, Graphics, or Drawings

10/06/2013

Michael Rodriguez / Ebony Uromastyx

Michael Rodriguez / Banded Uromastyx

Michael Rodriguez Male Arabian - Uromastyx Philbyi

Michael Rodriguez Male Rainbow - Uromastyx U. Yemensis

Michael Rodriguez Saharan - U. Geyri

10/4/13

Uromastyx Thomasi drawing by Phillip Lietz.

Phillip Lietz Illustration.

Phillip is accepting reptile related commissions.

10/4/13

Kevin (Billy) Roach Mali picture.

09/21/13

Second generation captive breed Ornate Uromastyx for sale.

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Part# CB1YRB                                         

Part# CB1YRC   09/20/13

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Part# CB1YRD 09/20/13 104 GRAMS

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09/15/13

Phillip Lietz / Uromastyx Pictures.

09/14/13

New 4 foot cage.

47"X23"X15"

09/14/13

Michael Rodriguez / Mali Uromastyx

Male on the right and female on the left.

08/18/13 Added , lights, rock, sand and hides to my triple stack of Neodesha cages.

08/13/2013

New arrival.

Lindsay Pike Captive Breed  Captive Breed Male # 2

Captive Breed Male # 2

 

08/13/2013

08/13/13 Another vision 422 enclosures purchased off craigslist.org for $150.

08/13/2013

08/13/13 A triple stack of 4 foot Neodesha cages

purchased from River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington Texas.

 

 

08/10/2013

Met Ton Jones at the NARBC show in Arlington today.

08/10/2013

John Castellanos U.o.ornatus Uromastyx pictures.

Black male Juvenile Ornate Uromastyx 2010. CB BY Lindsay Pike - Raised by John Castellanos.

8 months later black male Juvenile Ornate changing from gray to blue.

Picture is a subadult female (raised from hatchling age) and next to her is the yearling John got from Lindsay recently.

He is almost as black as the first black little ornate was early on so John is seriously thinking they could both be from Lindsay's beautiful lime ornate.

2 year old subadult ornate. CB BY Lindsay Pike - Raised by John Castellanos.

07/27/13

My wish list in order of preference.

U. Thomasi U. Princeps U. Loricata U. Macfadyeni, U. Ornate, U. Philbyi, and U. Benti.

 

07/27/13

Uromastyx greens.

 

 

07/21/13

New Melamine Uromastyx cage.

07/21/13

 

06/30/2013 Troy Jones White Ornate sisters cages. I Added stone basking/cave.

 

 

06/30/2013 Troy Jones White Ornate sisters cages. Added stone basking/cave.

 

06/30/2013

 

06/30/2013

 

06/29/2013

TTroy Jones - Uroranch - Breeding stock.

 

06/28/2013 Uromastyx cages

REPTI-RACK reptile cages.

4 ft x 30" x 30" I am really enjoying the height of the cages.

Can't wait to add more climbable areas.

 

06/28/2013

Michael Rodriguez / Uromastyx Pictures.

 

 

06/26/13

Thomas Munoz / Rockabirdie reptile.

 

 

Here are two male Ornates that I purchased from Peter McCarthy of Central Valley Reptiles.

Peter purchased this male form Audrey Vanderlinden.

He is part of Audrey Vanderlinden captive breed blood line.

Captive Breed Ornate Male #6

03/20/2011 218 Grams

Wild Caught Ornate Male #5

Purchased from Peter McCarthy of Central Valley Reptiles.

 

Here are two new Uromastyx babies I just received in yesterday.

Got them from a gentleman who got them from Douglas E. Dix, Ph.D.

01/23/2011 22 Grams

Deer Fern Farms / Douglas E. Dix, Ph.D / Moroccan / Female?

01/23/2011 26 Grams

Deer Fern Farms / Douglas E. Dix, Ph.D /Mali / Male?

 

 

Troy Jones of Uro Ranch talks Uromastyx

Written By: John F Taylor - Jan� 28�11

http://reptilelivingroom.com/2011/01/troy-jones-of-uro-ranch-talks-uromastyx/

Troy Jones has been working with Uromastyx for some time and has been successful in the herpetoculture industry. We had the opportunity to speak with Troy about the Uromastyx species in general as well as what he has planned for the species in the future. You can always catch Troy at his website www.UroRanch.com

 

01/27/2011

Here are some pictures of the babies I got in late last year.

Weighed them and photographed them today. Some pretty good growth rates for 3 months in my care.

Farmed Outdoor raised Ornate baby #1

01/27/2011 24 grams

10/19/2010 6 grams.

Farmed Outdoor raised Ornate baby #2

01/27/2011 20 grams

10/19/2010 12 grams.

Farmed Outdoor raised Ornate baby #3

01/27/2011 14 grams

10/19/2010 10 grams

Farmed Outdoor raised Ornate baby #4

01/27/2011 14 grams

10/19/2010 8 grams

01/27/2011

http://www.herphousemag.com/

01/22/2011

Female Ornate with no color or pattern.

Here is a picture of a Farmed raised Ornate Uromastyx Female that I purchased in 2010. She was pretty rough looking when I got her.

10/10/2010 88 Grams.

Here she is now 01/22/2011 126 Grams.

She looks much better, she has gained 38 grams since October.

She has no color or pattern like a regular Ornate female.

I plan on breeding her with my white ornate male in a year or two and hopefully she will produce some wild babies.

Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis.

Study finds omnivorous side of strictly-herbivorous dhub By Bonnie James.

PLEASE DO NOT COPY PHOTOS WITHOUT PERMISSION AS THEY ARE COPYRIGHT PROTECTED

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