Our Animals

802 Reptiles Name: Cali

Hisssstory: Cali is short for California. We got her shipped to us from a breeder on the West Coast. She is the first Ball Python morph we ever purchased

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Diet: Cali feeds once a week on small rats.

Range: Western Africa.

Habitat: Dry forests and grasslands.

Size: Grows to be an average of 4-5 feet.

Lifespan: Usually 20-30 years in captivity.

Reproduction: Ball pythons mate in the fall, then the female will lay 6-8 eggs which hatch in about two months. Unlike most snakes, female ball pythons will usually coil around their eggs and protect them until they hatch. However, in captivity, the eggs are gently taken from the female and incubated at approx. 89 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fun Facts: Pythons, boas and pit vipers have heat sensing pits near their mouths allowing them to see heat! This special ability helps the snakes capture warm blooded prey in complete darkness.

 


802 Reptiles Name: Charlie

Hisssstory: Charlie is a male Chocolate Mojave Ball Python we got from a reptile expo in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Diet: Charlie feeds once a week on small rats.

Range: Western Africa.

Habitat: Dry forests and grasslands.

Size: Grows to be an average of 4-5 feet.

Lifespan: Usually 20-30 years in captivity.

Reproduction: Ball pythons mate in the fall, then the female will lay 6-8 eggs which hatch in about two months. Unlike most snakes, female ball pythons will usually coil around their eggs and protect them until they hatch. However, in captivity, the eggs are gently taken from the female and incubated at approx. 89 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fun Facts: Pythons, boas and pit vipers have heat sensing pits near their mouths allowing them to see heat! This special ability helps the snakes capture warm blooded prey in complete darkness.

 


802 Reptiles Name: Piper

Hisssstory: Piper is a male Piebald Ball Python. This is a recessive gene in which the amount of white on the animal is a total variable. Piper is special to the 802 Reptiles family because not only was he the first Pied we added to our collection, but also, if you look to the right of the above photo, Mother Nature gave Piper a smiley face on his back.

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Diet: Charlie feeds once a week on small rats.

Range: Western Africa.

Habitat: Dry forests and grasslands.

Size: Grows to be an average of 4-5 feet.

Lifespan: Usually 20-30 years in captivity.

Reproduction: Ball pythons mate in the fall, then the female will lay 6-8 eggs which hatch in about two months. Unlike most snakes, female ball pythons will usually coil around their eggs and protect them until they hatch. However, in captivity, the eggs are gently taken from the female and incubated at approx. 89 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fun Facts: Pythons, boas and pit vipers have heat sensing pits near their mouths allowing them to see heat! This special ability helps the snakes capture warm blooded prey in complete darkness.

 


802 Reptiles Name: Stryper

Hisssstory: Stryper is a male Pastel Super Stripe Ball Python. It takes three genes to make a Pastel Super Stripe: Pastel, Specter and Yellow Belly. Our plans for him is to get a female version of these and hopefully produce some Super Pastel Super Stripes. Wow!

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Diet: Stryper is one of our few mouse eats. He sometimes will eat two or three adult mice at a time.

Range: Western Africa.

Habitat: Dry forests and grasslands.

Size: Grows to be an average of 4-5 feet.

Lifespan: Usually 20-30 years in captivity.

Reproduction: Ball pythons mate in the fall, then the female will lay 6-8 eggs which hatch in about two months. Unlike most snakes, female ball pythons will usually coil around their eggs and protect them until they hatch. However, in captivity, the eggs are gently taken from the female and incubated at approx. 89 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fun Facts: Pythons, boas and pit vipers have heat sensing pits near their mouths allowing them to see heat! This special ability helps the snakes capture warm blooded prey in complete darkness.