Graziani Reptiles consists of my wife Jacki and myself. Jacki has been an animal lover from the time she was little. Growing up in the country, she has always been around animals. From her parent’s cattle business to raising stray or injured wildlife, she has always had a fondness for animals. I have been keeping reptiles since 1976, when at the age of seven, I caught my first snake. Since then I have kept almost any reptile I could get my hands on. Throughout High School, I made money by catching native Floridian snakes and selling them to local pet stores. In 1980 I purchased my first Burmese python. In October of 1991, I obtained a pair of Albino Burmese pythons and some breed-able ball pythons. In the summer of 1992, I produced captive bred offspring for the first time. Since that time I have bred the following: most of the color and pattern morphs of the Corn Snake, California Kingsnake and Burmese python. I have also bred Green Iguanas, Reticulated pythons, and African Rock pythons. In 2007 I became licensed to possess crocodilians and venomous reptiles. Currently we possess one of the largest breeding groups of albino alligators in the world. Our collection includes a number of different species of crocodilians, Caiman latirostris, Paleosuchus palpebrosus, Osteolaemus tetraspis and Crocodylus cataphractus just to name a few. Our collection is constantly growing and we are becoming more and more involved in crocodilian conservation every day. Our venomous collection consists mainly of native Floridian snakes.
We have been breeding ball pythons since 1992 and in 1997 three important events took place here at Graziani Reptiles. First, we produced the first seven captive bred Pastel Jungle ball pythons, second, we acquired our imported Cinnamon Pastel male, and third, we made the decision to breed ball pythons exclusively. That’s right, no more shoveling horse manure out of snake cages! We said good-bye to all of the Burmese, Retics and African Rock pythons we were working with. We focused solely on ball pythons. Looking back it was a huge risk. We put all our eggs in one basket and that basket was our line of Pastel Jungle ball pythons. Boy did that pay off! Since then we have managed to trade ball pythons that we produced to acquire the collection we have today.
“I think Greg has traded for every damn mutation he has............damn you GREG!!!..........Greg needs to write a book on how to build a million dollar ball python collection on a budget!!!”
Ralph Davis RDR
n 2002 we produced the first Cinnamon Pastels and in 2003 we produced the first Pewter Pastels, a combination of the Pastel Jungle and Cinnamon Pastel. We will continue to be a leader in the Ball Python industry. Whether it is by producing new Ball Python mutations that have never been seen before, or producing proven mutations for the first time here, we will continue “Designing the Future!”
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Greg & Jacki Graziani