Amazon Tree Boas:
The majority of my collection is comprised of my favorite species of snake, Corallus hortulanus; otherwise known as the Amazon Tree Boa. Almost all of my animals are captive born and bred from a few select breeders in the US that I trust. I should preface that I trust very few people when it comes to keeping, breeding, selling, and caring for reptiles. This means that I have, in my opinion, some specimens that are what I consider irreplaceable. I try to lean on more females than males as I like to give females the year off after having a litter. My main focus regarding this species is:
Neotropical Bird Snakes:
These guys definitely fit into the obscure category, but they are such a rewarding and unique species to work with. They remind me of a colubrid-version of an Amazon Tree Boa in many ways, which probably explains my draw to them. I currently have 2.3 babies that i'm raising up from 2 different breeders and multiple pairings. Hopefully these guys will continue to be so rewarding to keep and breed in the future. Either way, I'm enjoying the journey and sucking up every lesson I can learn from keeping them and watching their behavior.
Pet Project = 1.1 or 1.2 Animals for that project. These are some species I enjoy keeping and are fairly easy to maintain and or not a focus within my collection.
Green Tree Pythons:
Most of you that have known me for a long time, know that there was a time that I kept GTP's (I.E. - Chondros) exclusively. They have always held a soft place in my heart ever since stumbling on to Greg Maxwell's site and numerous late night phone conversations with the late rico Walder. Then I found the Chondro Web Forum and the Morelia Viridis Forum and all else is history! I sold all of my animals in 2010 after going through a divorce. Recently, I have acquired a small group of locality type animals that I'm very excited about. I used to be more of a "designer" fan but now, I feel the locality types are what interests me most; as well as locality crosses. I have chosen 2 locales to work with, being Biaks & Cyclops Mountains. My primary focus is to raise these animals up and either make Biak X Cyclops Crosses, or Cyclops Mountain Locality types with an emphasis on blue pattern and white dorsal rosettes. Additionally, I want to try and refine my Biaks into producing High Black Biaks, or rather, animals that show a high degree of melanism for the locale. I'm currently working with several younger specimens that I'm raising up.
Red-tail Green Rat Snakes:
Variable King Snakes:
Electric Blue Day Geckos: