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ABOUT US

Snakes Alive is the brainchild of Doug Anderson. Having gone through many evolutions in its lifetime, Snakes Alive is currently a website dedicated to offering high quality Ball Pythons (Python regius).

Snakes Alive is known for and takes pride in two things:

Firstly we pride ourselves in the standards we keep and the quality of our reptiles we produce and sell. So much so, that the staff and owners of other specialist reptile shops buy their stock from us!

Secondly, we pride ourselves in educating and encouraging new people (young and old) to get into the hobby of keeping and breeding reptiles.

HISTORY

Snakes Alive was the first e-commerce and information based reptile website in South Africa. It was the idea of Doug Anderson (then a scholar) who with the help of his late father (a computer genius) managed to turn his hobby of breeding exotic reptiles into a fully fledged online retail business specialising in exotic reptiles. The website grew and the demand for a retail store emerged, and it eventually became part of two pet shop outlets specialising in exotic reptiles.

BACKGROUND

Doug has always had a love for all things creepy crawly, and since Std 4 has bred many exotic reptiles including many ratsnakes, kingsnakes, milksnakes, boas, pythons, chameleons, dragons and leopard geckos, as well as many species of tarantulas, scorpions and turtles. It was only in Std 8 that he decided to turn his hobby into a business and start supplying pet shops and the public with exotic reptiles.

Two decades later Doug has decided to focus on breeding the many morphs of Ball Pythons available and hopes to contribute to the hobby by one day creating his own morphs of Ball Pythons.

FACILITIES

The Snakes Alive breeding facility currently houses a modest collection of Ball Pythons which we intend on expanding on in the future.

Our facility is temperature controlled to enable optimal living and breeding conditions for our Ball Pythons. Our cages are cleaned regularly with the best veterinary products available to ensure optimal health conditions. Our snakes are checked by a specialist vet and treated to prevent worms, parasites and other health concerns regularly.

We believe in "what you put in, you get out," and so we breed our own rats and mice to feed to our Ball Pythons. We feed them regularly to keep them fat and healthy. Our rats and mice are cleaned  to ensure optimal health and breeding, and they are fed the best food on the market to ensure the same.