Herper Question of the Week


Today is allllll about the small, but MIGHTY, Super Dwarf Reticulated Python!

We get MANY questions...but mostly about their size. Interest is raised because they are basically a mini-me Retic!




First imported in 1999, these little guys are naturally greenish-gray, with orange or copper colored eyes. They are becoming increasingly popular as pets because of their manageable size, but still abundantly different beautiful patterns.






Super Dwarf Retics can reach a length of 8 feet. At this length they are usually a weight of about 20 lbs, because they don't get very thick. There is also a "step" in between Super Dwarf Retic and Normal Retic, that is just known as a Dwarf Retic. They grow to around 12-14 feet.

Our breeding team here at Prehistoric Pets is always working to create different morphs, and to supply the growing demand for these beautiful creatures. They are definitely a GREAT choice if you are looking for something exotic that won't grow HUGE.

Just as an interesting factoid...the longest reticulated python ever found was in 1912 on an Indonesian island....33 feet long and 270 lbs! Check this out!!


ReptileDiscovery.com reports that the largest known in the U.S. is a Retic named "Fluffy"....24 feet, 310 lbs, and 13 years old. Hmmmmmm....




Well, that means YOU folks really know the largest! Our Twinkie is not only a beautiful AMEL retic, but she's 22 feet, 350 lbs...and only 8 years old! She's STILL growing, people!



Just beautiful...and she's SO strong...ALL muscle!


Ok, so this was a little bit about big retics...but mainly about the mighty Super Dwarf! Check out www.prehistoricpets.com to see our selection and find out more about your future pet!




<3.......................Thalia
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Jurassic Journey to the Orange County Fair!

Good evening from the Orange County Fair! We are having a blast here in Kidland with all of our buddies from the Reptile Zoo, including (but definitely not limited to!) Spot the Salvator Water Monitor, Majesty the Red Tail Boa, Scar the Burmese Python, and Fluffy the Bearded Dragon! We have been quit busy this year, as our turnout gets larger and larger everyday! We have lots of people conquering their fears and petting animals that they never dreamed they would go near, as well as avid reptile fans checking out our awesome animals. We have even created brand new reptile fans by showing them how amazing these creatures really are!

Today, we had the pleasure of starting a little girl off young with her first reptile experience, and I'm not talking about a toddler! We had a newborn baby sit with Scar, our Burmese Python, for a picture she will never forget! I wish my parents were that cool!!!

You bet we have been taking TONS of pictures for you guys as well, so make sure you check them out! Remember, we will be at the fair everyday, so make SURE you come say hi to us and get your picture taken with Scar! We are in Kidland, underneath the FunZone Tent. Just ask the big T-Rex outside for directions. Wink

 

 

See you at the fair!

Kayla

 

 

 

 

Juliette and Majesty bringing the crowd in!

 

The OC Fair crowd checking out our travel sized Reptile Zoo!

 

A happy fair-goer with Scar the Burmese Python and Cesar the Emperor Scorpion!

 

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