Professional Herpetoculture for the Pet Trade

For Sale - 2019 Ratsnakes

We've sold out of 2019 hatch ratsnakes, thanks to all our valued customers!

We expect to hatch good numbers of them again next year, with Mandarin Rats hatching in July and August and Trans-Pecos Rats hatching in late October and November. Watch for them then!

Blonde Phase Trans-Pecos Ratsnake (Bogertophis subocularis)

Homozygous for Blonde, a naturally occuring recessive trait. Found only in a very restricted area of the 'Big Bend' region of west Texas. Incredibly rare in the wild, we field collected heavily for these for ten years and found a single road-kill! A recessive mutation which removes the typical black ladder pattern of normal specimens, leaving a pale round-blotched appearance behind. Simply beautiful! Click here to learn more/see adults.

Blonde Phase Trans-Pecos Ratsnake, 100% het Axanthic
Male #S071-01M
Hatched: 10/23/19
$165 SOLD (BH)

Blonde Phase Trans-Pecos Ratsnake, 100% het Axanthic
Male #S072-01M
Hatched: 10/30/19
$165 SOLD (CG)

Blonde Phase Trans-Pecos Ratsnake, 100% het Axanthic
Male #S074-03M
Hatched: 10/2/19
$165 SOLD (OF) feeding on live lg pinks

Blonde Phase Trans-Pecos Ratsnake, 100% het Axanthic
Male #S074-04M
Hatched: 10/2/19
$165 SOLD (MR) feeding on live lg pinks

Blonde Phase Trans-Pecos Ratsnake, 100% het Axanthic
Male #S075-01M
Hatched: 11/2/19
$165 SOLD (RM)

Blonde Phase Trans-Pecos Ratsnake, 100% het Axanthic
Male #S075-02M
Hatched: 11/2/19
$165 SOLD (AS) feeding on live lg pinks

Blonde Phase Trans-Pecos Ratsnake, 100% het Axanthic
Male #S075-04M
Hatched: 11/2/19
$165 SOLD (BH) feeding on live lg pinks

What do all these numbers and stuff mean?

The description of each specimen is followed by the sex of the specimen, it's date of birth, a stock number identifying the specimen, and the selling price. Photos are of the exact specimen listed, most are taken inside a standard 8oz deli cup for size comparison, and are updated as time permits.

Understanding our stock numbers may prove helpful in identifying unrelated specimens:

  • F021-01M indicates a 2006 hatching (we started this code in 2001 with 'A', 2002 is 'B' and so on).
  • F021-01M indicates the clutch number for that year, and thus all specimens listed as F021- are from the same clutch.
  • F021-01M indicates this is the first male from that clutch. F021-03F would the third female from that clutch.

CB - Captive Bred, usually followed by year of birth. Hatched or born from parents kept in captivity.

CH - Captive Hatched, usually followed by year of birth. Hatched or born from a gravid wild-caught female.

WC - Wild-Caught. While all of our stock is produced here, some of it is produced from wild-caught adults that we maintain. We will occasionally sell some of the breeder animals as surplus.

LTC - Long Term Captive, usually followed by year of capture. Applies only to WC animals, indicates they have been maintained for a long period in captivity and are very well established.

50%, 66%, 100% - Percentage of likelihood the specimen is heterozygous for the listed trait.