Category: Snake Breeding

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26 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

26 Eastern Indigo Snakes Released In Northern Florida

Eastern indigo snakes are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. [...]
Eastern Indigo Snake Found In Alabama Wild For Second Time In 60 Years

Eastern Indigo Snake Found In Alabama Wild For Second Time In 60 Years

The Eastern indigo hatchling found last week, and the first found in 2020, indicates the captive breeding and release efforts are having success. [...]
Ball Python History, Care And Breeding

Ball Python History, Care And Breeding

The ball python (Python regius) goes by many names, but perhaps the most accurate of all is “favorite.” [...]
Trial in Murder of Snake Breeder Begins Today

Trial in Murder of Snake Breeder Begins Today

Opening statements began today in the trial of Lynlee Renick, the wife of renowned snake breeder Ben Renick, who was shot and killed in June 2017 on h [...]
Snakes Resort To Inbreeding As Habitats Become Fragmented And Cut Off

Snakes Resort To Inbreeding As Habitats Become Fragmented And Cut Off

A new paper out of Australia shows the dire consequences of habitat fragmentation and urbanization, as snakes that are cut off in their ecosystems ten [...]
Chester Zoo Successfully Hatches <em>Orthriophis moellendorffi</em> Rat Snakes

Chester Zoo Successfully Hatches Orthriophis moellendorffi Rat Snakes

The Chester Zoo in the United Kingdom last week posted video onto social media of the first Moellendorff's rat snakes (Orthriophis moellendorffi) the [...]
Drink A Beer And Save A Pine Snake

Drink A Beer And Save A Pine Snake

If you are of legal drinking age and live in the Memphis, TN area, head on over to the Memphis Zoo and drink a beer to help the zoo’s conservation eff [...]
Oldest Known Snake In A Zoo Lays Eggs Without Aid Of Male Snake

Oldest Known Snake In A Zoo Lays Eggs Without Aid Of Male Snake

A 50-year-old ball python (Python regius) living in the Saint Louis Zoo has laid eggs, but hasn’t been with a male ball python in more than 15 years, [...]
Eastern Indigo Snakes Breeding On Their Own In Alabama

Eastern Indigo Snakes Breeding On Their Own In Alabama

Researchers with Auburn University captured a young, 27-inch eastern indigo snake believed to be the offspring of captive bred specimens. [...]
Trademark Exotics and Piebald Ball Pythons

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. Whi [...]
Southern African Python Mothers Stay With Their Babies For About Two Weeks After They Hatch

Southern African Python Mothers Stay With Their Babies For About Two Weeks After They Hatch

The mother snakes also warm their bodies and return to the snake nest to warm their babies. [...]
Louisiana Pine Snake Breeding Program Started At Ellen Trout Zoo

Louisiana Pine Snake Breeding Program Started At Ellen Trout Zoo

The snake is rare in Louisiana and has all but disappeared in Texas. [...]
Scientists Release 25 Eastern Indigo Snakes Into Alabama Forest

Scientists Release 25 Eastern Indigo Snakes Into Alabama Forest

The Eastern indigo snake has not been seen in the wild in Alabama since the 1950s. [...]
Fire at Virginia Reptile Facility Causes Loss of 50 Snakes

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 b [...]
Them Guns Frontman Navarone Garibaldi Shows off His Clutch of Retics

Them Guns Frontman Navarone Garibaldi Shows off His Clutch of Retics

Navarone Garibaldi of the rock band Them Guns is a reptile lover. He just released a video on Vimeo detailing his clutch of reticulated pythons. He al [...]
A Crash Course In Ball Python/Reptile Genetics

A Crash Course In Ball Python/Reptile Genetics

It pays to know some basic rules if you’re going to breed herps! [...]

Aussie Snake Breeder Hatches Two-Headed Coastal Carpet Python

The two-headed coastal carpet python share the same body but different necks. [...]
A Crash Course In Reptile Genetics

A Crash Course In Reptile Genetics

It pays to know some basic rules if you’re going to breed herps! [...]
Honduran Milksnake History And Care Tips

Honduran Milksnake History And Care Tips

Found throughout Central America and northwestern South America, Honduran milksnakes are large and powerful constrictors. [...]
Yellow-Bellied Water Snake Gives Birth via Parthenogenesis

Yellow-Bellied Water Snake Gives Birth via Parthenogenesis

The snake succesfully gave birth two a pair 2014. The current offspring did not survive. [...]
Two Critically Endangered Louisiana Pine Snakes Hatched At Florida Zoo

Two Critically Endangered Louisiana Pine Snakes Hatched At Florida Zoo

Louisiana pine snakes have very small clutches, usually around three to five eggs per clutch. [...]
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