We hatched our first Balls in 2008 and in 2010 we already bred morphs like Butter Pinstripe, Stinger Bee, Butter Spinner, Pewter Bee and Killer Bee so it was quite a good start. Ballpythons NL was a co-operation between two good friends and their wives. We, both couples, started keeping Balls at the same time and gathered our forces. 2010 was also the year we started to invest and keep Hognose snakes and this year, 2012, we are breeding them for the first time. Same story here as with the Ball pythons, not just a few for keeping but serious healthy breeding!
At the 18th of April 2011 we went professional. Two new companies were born, IR-Reptiles and ES-Reptiles. IR Reptiles is run by Ingrid and Roland and ES Reptiles is run by Els and Sander. We work together even closer than before under the name of IRES-Reptiles.
We all have our own tasks in IRES-Reptiles. Building racks, incubators, building and maintaining the website and off course the caretaking of the reptiles, we all do it ourselves. All specialties under one roof. As you can understand it's quite busy for the four of us.
We do not know what the future will bring but for now it looks very promising we have some nice projects for the near future so keep an eye out on what we are going to do. Interested? Take a look at our website and feel free to contact us.
Ingrid, Roland, Els and Sander.