Snake Breeding

Trademark Exotics and Piebald Ball Pythons

Ball Pythons Once imported by the thousands from Africa, Ball Pythons (Python Regius) are now widely available in captivity from breeders. While some people have a typical 9 to 5, others breed reptiles for a living! This has taken the pressures…

Fire at Virginia Reptile Facility Causes Loss of 50 Snakes

About 50 snakes and a large number of rodents perished during a fire at a reptile facility in Hampton, VA.  Conley Herps, a small breeder of ball pythons, Boa constrictors, and other animals, suffered major losses to its reptile facility…

Plains Garter Snake Treated For Skin Cancer in Ohio

A plains garter snake  (Thamnophis radix) that is part of a breeding program at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has been successfully treated for melanoma by a regional pet cancer treatment facility. The snake, a female, was diagnosed with skin…

Breeding the Eastern Indigo Snake

Revered for its alert and intense nature, its intelligence, and for its fearless but genuinely friendly temperament, the eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) is considered by many to be the jewel of the reptile world. It has also a well-earned…

Breeding Carpet Pythons

Since the time hominids first became Homo sapiens and used plants and animals in ways other than hunting and gathering, the practice of selective breeding began. Stated simply, selective breeding is the process of choosing certain plants or animals for…