Super Dwarf Retics, Reticulated python.

I love retics but I just don't have room for a 15-19 foot snake.  So I picked up a pure super dwarf kalatoa retic in 2014 from Travis Kubes. 

She is awesome but feisty.  She may not ever be a giant snake but she is still a serious girl.  At two and a half years old she is 1300 grams with a body much more like a bull snake or a rat snake than a python.  Long and slender rather than short and chunky.  She is immensely strong, really quick, and really smart compared to a ball python and her feeding response is impressive.  

Behaviorally, she is very aware of her surroundings.  I keep her in a 36" x 24" by 18"  Boaphile at chest height, and she is always watching when I come into the snake room.  She will even move to the front of the cage to keep watching me as I move around. 

I love her activity level, she is easily the most interesting snake I have from a behavior perspective.

I also have just picked up a hatchling male pure Kalatoa.  I've only had him since early in February, 2017 so I just don't know him well yet.  He is tiny- 52 grams and about as thick around as Sharpy marker.  He is really dark with cool rosettas down his sides.

 2014 Female SD Kalatoa

2014 Female SD Kalatoa

 Hatchling Male SD Kalatoa, January 2017 baby.

Hatchling Male SD Kalatoa, January 2017 baby.