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Baby Ball Python Care Sheet (Python regius)

Baby Ball Python Care Sheet (Python regius) Natural history: Native to central and western Africa, ball pythons thrive in warm, tropical climates. They are commonly called “royal pythons” in many parts of the world. In the wild, ball pythons spend their lives living deep within termite mounds, coming out at night to hunt for prey or water. This is why it is unnecessary to have a UVB light or basking light. Their natural diet consists mainly of small mammals such Read More...

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Press Conference

USFWS is going to be holding a press conference today (3/6/15) regarding the finalization of the constrictor rules.  Even if you do not own and constrictors please take the time to view some of the info on this topic! You can find more info on the rules at USARK HERE.  You can also visit and support USARK via their facebook page HERE. Read More...

Shows!

Want to see our animals first hand? Come see us at one of the many shows we will be attending!   We will be at quite a few Repticon shows held in Florida, and the NARBC shows held in Illinois and Texas. Be sure to check out the show web pages for detail on times locations and lists of other vendors! http://narbc.com/index.html http://www.repticon.com/   Want to see our booth without going to a show?  Check out our booth setup from a past Orlando show.   Read More...

The Gourmet Rodent featured in Tampa Bay Times

At the Gourmet Rodent, 70,000 reptiles are ready for new homes By ERIN JESTER, Gainesville Sun Monday, July 28, 2014 12:09pm   NEWBERRY — Less than a mile from downtown Newberry, hidden almost in plain sight, sits a group of unmarked gray warehouse buildings that contain either endless wonders or the stuff of nightmares, depending on how you feel about snakes. The Gourmet Rodent, established in 1986, is a 56,000-square-foot indoor reptile farm that houses 70,000 reptiles at any time, most of them snakes. The Read More...