Missexed Ball Pythons

In 1997 I acquired a pair of adult Ball Pythons and at quite a good price too I might add. The pair came with a 55-gallon tank, screen cover, light, heat pad and a nice log for $150. These were pet snakes and the gentleman I talked with said they were a male and female pair. The female had laid two clutches of eggs before he owned them. He didn’t have time to take good care of them so he decided to sell them. (more…)


Kingsnakes & Milksnakes: A Beginning Snake Guide

If you are reading this article, you are either considering buying a kingsnake as a pet, or you have already done so. Congratulations, kingsnakes make very good pets for the beginner as well as advanced hobbyist, and there are so many species readily available in pet stores and over the Internet that research is sometimes necessary to find the exact snake species you are interested in. They can be found in almost any color imaginable, as well as several color phases, or “morphs” as they are known that may range from hypomelanistic and albino to hypermelanistic phases. (more…)


African House Snakes

By far, one of the easiest snakes to keep in captivity is the African House Snake (Lamprophis fuliginosus). Small and relatively inexpensive, you will be amazed at how you passed this up as your first snake. (more…)


Boa Breeding

I have had a pair of boa constrictors that I got as hatchling for a while and now I am interested in trying my luck at breeding. This will be my first try at breeding any reptiles and I really want to start off on the right foot. (more…)


Common Snakes FAQ

With proper care, most common snakes (Kingsnakes, milk snakes, rat snakes, etc.) can be maintained with great success, and will live many healthy years in captivity. Without a good understanding of the needs of these animals, however, even the most w ell intentioned beginning snake keeper is doomed to failure; an experience disappointing to the keeper as well as unfair to the animal. (more…)