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: Whitey

Hisssstory: Whitey is a female Gold Blush Super Mojave Ball Python.

She was the first snake we purchased from our friend Brian in California. Our plan for her is to be bred with our male Superfly (Super Pastel Fire) and hopefully produce some Firefly Mojaves.

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Diet: Whitey is certainly a great feeder. She rarely ever refuses a meal. Currently she’ll take down a medium rate once a week.

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: Bella

Hisssstory: Bella is our female Albino Boa Constrictor. We purchased her at the New England Reptile Expo in Manchester, NH.

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Diet: Cali feeds once a week on small to medium size rats.

Range: Mexico to Argentina.

Habitat:  Rain forests, farms, dry tropical woodlands, grasslands, and even urban regions.

Size: Grows to be an average of 7-9 feet.

Lifespan: Usually 20-30 years in captivity.

Reproduction: Females give live birth of up to 50 babies at a time.  One of the big differences between boas and pythons is that boas give birth to live young and pythons lay eggs.

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: Walter

Hisssstory: Walter is a Blue Tongue Skink

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Diet: We feed our blue tongues: greens, fruits, vegetables, crickets, super worms, roaches and dead mice.

Range: Australia

Habitat: Semi-arid savannas, woodlands, tropical jungles, and urban backyards.

Size: Blue tongue skinks are some of the largest members of the skink family. They can grow to 23 inches long.

Lifespan: Blue tongues can live over 20 years.

Reproduction: Most lizards lay eggs – but not blue tongue skinks. Females give birth to about 10 live young. The baby lizards are on their own the moment they are born.

Fun Facts: Walter is currently the only lizard in our reptile family. When confronted by a predator, blue tongue skinks open their mouths, stick out their blue tongue and hiss loudly. This display is usually enough to scare off their enemy.


802 Reptiles Name: Jr.

Hisssstory: Jr is one of our male Piebald Ball Pythons. This is a recessive gene in which the amount of white on the animal is a total variable.

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Diet: Jr 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.