is owned by Jay W. Nelmes. Here's a brief history to give you
an idea of who I am, and where most of my creative ideas come
When my parents moved
from England to Brazil for business reasons, I was then born
in the city of Petropolis. Upon leaving Brazil at an early age
in 1970, I was left with only a few memories of it's exquisite
beauty which I have always longed to go back to. With it's colossal
Amazon Rainforest, the numerous exotic animals within it have
always piqued my interest, especially the reptile & amphibian
world. This feeling has always driven me to want to simulate
and capture this environment with the hope of bringing it into
the comfort of the home.
Over the years with much
trial and error and frustration, I finally achieved not only
the look, but the climate which is indigenous to the environment
with which I once lived. I have gained much experience through
all this and as a result have become successful not only as
the designer and builder of these unique enclosures, but as
an artist and consultant as well.
Responding to many people's
concerns for the Rainforest, these Units serve as a constant
awareness of what is happening to the "Lungs of the Earth" as
our Rainforests are being quickly depleted. As a result we know
the animal life is also being affected and many species have
become extinct. In turn many of these exotic animals have been
smuggled out of their natural habitat. Often times they are
mistreated owing to a lack of understanding by the owner. We
have a responsibility therefore to take care of them individually
and collectively as a people. There are many reptiles which
are not properly housed and the numbers keep growing as many
keep buying them because of being simply captivated by their
appearance. Unfortunately many of these exotic animals are lacking
the proper environment from which they came.
Left with this growing
condition, I have focused on providing suitable housing for
these exotic animals. As shown by the number of pictures, these
units can be very versatile to house not only a variety of reptiles,
but also small birds and fish. This investment is for those
who are serious about their animals needs and are concerned
with presenting them in a way that is pleasing to the eye.
Dealing with our customers,
I have found that their satisfaction is our greatest reward.
So as a result, I enjoy
my work and create each display with great anticipation. I have
a creative imagination and like to make my visions a reality
which are expressed within the units I create. If these creations
make me feel like I'm back home in the tropics of Brazil, then
I know these reptiles also feel back home because they are!
We look forward to hearing from you.
Jay W. Nelmes