About Us


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We specialize in Ball Pythons, Corn Snakes, Black Mexican King Snakes, Radiated Rat Snakes, Hognose and Hybrids. We are interested in the cross breeding of two species, kings and corns. In this site you will find our snakes to be beautiful and some to be unique. 

We are a small hobby breeder located in the south of Edmonton, Alberta. We got into breeding our snakes to find out what colours we get from our pets, and that is just what are snakes are, our pets.  All profits go into the care and feeding of our pets.

Dwayne Collins: I got into reptiles when I lived in Victoria, BC and worked at a local Pet Store, World Exotics Pets. This store is still in operations and owed by Jim. Jim helped me build a passion and fascination with reptiles. At the time I worked there I preferred the lizards to the snakes, but my passion for snakes has grown over the years. When I  meet Brandy Johnstone, neither one of us knew that the other liked reptiles/snakes until the day we went to pick her stuff up so that we may begin our lives together in Edmonton. 

Brandy Johnstone: I have always had a fascination with creatures, fuzzy, scaly, creepy crawly, anything that moved different. When I was old enough to afford and take care of a snake on my own I got one. His name is Mystic and he is now 19 years old and pushing 6 feet long. He is still one of our strongest breeders. When Dwayne and I went to my place to pick up my stuff so we could move in together, that was the day I found out, he liked snakes. From that day on our passion for snakes has grown together.

We have been together now for over 8 years and been breeding just as long. 



Please ask us about our 3 month health guaranty when purchasing a snake from us. Please be advised there are very strict rules and guidelines to follow. Failure to do so with void your guaranty. (A necropcy is required, at buyer expense, reimbursement if do to health/genetic defect of animal)

Thanks to our customers over the last few years, we are proud to announce that we are a licensed business. 

In addition to providing quality ball python, king snakes, corn snakes, rat snakes, hognose and hybrids, we carry all your pet supply needs, from reptiles, dogs, cats, small animals and birds. If there is anything you are looking for ask and we will see what we can do for you.

We price match and may even beat the competition, or reputable breeder, please show ad or acknowledge the breeder.

There is a 25% non refundable deposit to hold any and all animals. When making payment plans, monthly payments are to be made on time. All payments are non-refundable.  We know things can happen in life, so exceptions can be made at our discretion. Notification and messages from customer must be made at least monthly when holding animals. We reserve the right to sell animal if contact is not kept up, and payments are not met monthly.


Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society Spring Expo:

May 6th and 7th, Italian Cultural Center, 14230 133 ave Edmonton Alberta

Saturday May 6 from 10am to 5 pm

Sunday May 7 from 11am to 4pm


The Alberta Reptile & Amphibian Society Spring Expo:

May 27th and 28th, Cedarbrae Community Center, 11024 Oakfield Drive SW Calgary Alberta

Saturday May 27 from 10am to 5pm

Sunday May 28 from 11am to 4pm


Western Canadian Reptile Expo:

August 26th and 27th, Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, 3310 50th ave Red Deer Alberta

Saturday August 26 from 10am to 5pm

Sunday August 27 from 11am to 4pm


Calgary Fall Show:

Sept 16, and Sept 17, Mid Sun Community Centre,  50 Midpark Rise SE, Calgary AB

Saturday Sept 16 from 10am to 5pm

Sunday Sept 17 from 11m to 4pm


Regina Fall Show:

Sept 16 and Sept 17, Riddell Center, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina SK

Saturday Sept 16 from 10am to 7pm

Sunday Sept 17 from 10am to 5pm


Edmonton Fall Show:

Oct 14 and 15, Italian Cultural Center, 14230 133 Ave Edmonton AB

Saturday Oct 14 from 10am to 5pm

Sunday Oct 15 from 11am to 4pm