The Perfect Weptile for Wossy?

I’m often suggesting to people what I think the perfect reptile for them to own would be. To recommend a new scaly friend to someone you must first know a little bit about them. Which animal would best suit their personality and lifestyle? With celebrity lifestyles being such a part of the public domain these days  I’ve often wondered if it was possible to suggest a pet reptile to a celebrity I haven’t had the fortune of meeting yet. I’ve heard that one of our best loved entertainers Jonathan Ross has exotic pets so I’ve been thinking about what I could recommend for him.

What do we already know about Jonathan Ross?

  • He’s funny.
  • He’s a flamboyant dresser.
  • He likes to talk.
  • He can be a bit naughty sometimes.
  • He works hard.

When thinking about Jonathan’s perfect reptile match there are many that spring to mind.

Bearded Dragons are great pets, but are they flamboyant enough for him?

Corn Snakes can be flamboyant but do they have the personality?

Terrapins are funny characters but would he have have enough free time to look after them?

We need something that ticks all of Jonathan’s boxes.

The Verdict?

OK, my thoughts keep pointing back to the same reptile. A Tokay Gecko!!

  • Their snazzy skin patterns certainly fit in with Jonathan’s wardrobe.
  • They’re entertaining characters, always up to something!
  • They also ‘talk’ a lot too. Well they make a distinctive noise anyway!
  • They are definitely a mischievous gecko that can get themselves into trouble.
  • They don’t really like being handled, so are happy if Jonathan is working.

tockay gecko

What do you guys think? Is this a good match for Jonathan Ross? Please make other suggestions below, I’d love to hear them.


I sent Jonathan a message on Twitter to see if i got his perfect reptile right. He replied:

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12 Responses to The Perfect Weptile for Wossy?

  1. Simon July 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    LOL great post

  2. Rob July 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    LOL. I wonder what wossy would make of that!

    I’m sure i’ve seen him wearing a similar jacket.

  3. Iguanagirl77 July 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    According to his BBC bio he has an iguana and salamanders, an Iguana would fit his profile especially as they don’t make much noise so it can listen to him chattering on.

  4. Lizzy Kirby July 9, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    Fijian Iguana.. Why because he has expensive taste.. They are flamboyant in colour plus there is no R in their name so no problem pronouncing it.

  5. Lois July 13, 2009 at 12:59 pm #

    I follow Johnathon on Twitter and he has just said

    @ReptileCentre Love it ! Where can i get one ?

    Brill!! How fantastic….

    for anyone who want to follow Johnathon on Twitter he is known as “wossy”

  6. Pet Snakes July 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    I love Tokays. Have one staring me down as I type this. Hope you warned Jonathan about the “danger” to extremities…

    • Gary July 14, 2009 at 9:13 am #

      Oh yes, they can definately be grumpy. I think it adds to their character!

  7. Dave July 13, 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    Wow, you got a reply from Wossy!

  8. Bibliopet July 13, 2009 at 8:45 pm #

    What a clever post, what a GORGEOUS gecko! Well done you.

  9. Alistair April 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    A day gecko could be a good choise

  10. Required May 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    This really suits Wossy! and one of the reasons not mentioned: Tokays always Smile lol, Too bad they cant change clothes 😛

  11. Casmiranmahol November 18, 2010 at 6:23 am #

    perfect life gecko in the jungle.

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