Gemini Pythons strives to produce healthy, beautiful ball pythons.
Above all else, our goal is to produce the healthiest ball pythons possible. As part of our dedication to that cause, our breeding collection is the best of the best-purchased from only respected, responsible fellow breeders. Furthermore, the small size of our venture allows us to provide above average care to our snakes and their offspring.
We also recognize that the ongoing health of our ball pythons is dependent upon the knowledge and confidence our buyers have. Because of this, we are more than happy to help with questions about husbandry and ball python care both before and after purchase. We love our animals dearly and want to make sure they thrive in their new homes.
Breeding from the highest quality stock
As part of our commitment to only breeding high quality, healthy animals, we breed almost exclusively from F3* ball pythons, or ball pythons from F3 parents. We are a small operation, and this is because we decided to invest in the very best quality ball pythons possible and grow slowly, rather than quickly buying as many snakes as possible for as cheaply as possible. Without exception, all of our stock have been purchased from reputable, respected breeders.
*F3 is a term meaning that the ball python is third generation of their bloodline, resulting in cleaner, more colourful patterns. This process also proves out the health of the snake. This is because any recessive health concerns will be apparent by the third generation, but it is too early for interbreeding to cause mutations.
Health and well-being comes first
We don’t sell any of our ball pythons until they are feeding regularly on frozen/thawed mice, have had at least two sheds, and we have observed normal growth and behaviour over their first months. On top of that, we take the time to ensure that anyone we sell to has all their questions answered. Before taking their snake home, our buyers understand how to properly care for these calm, gentle animals. After all, these are live creatures, deserving of our respect and a stress-free, comfortable life.
All available snakes are bred by us
All our snakes are bred, incubated, hatched and prepared for sale by us at our facility. If you take a glance at our availability page or come see us in in person at a show, you might notice we sometimes don’t have many snakes for sale. This is because we do not believe in padding our numbers with snakes purchased from wholesalers. If we happen to have a small season, we just roll with it! We do this to ensure all the snakes we sell meet our husbandry and health standards, and that we can help our clients with complete transparency and honesty.
A Bit More About Us
Gemini Pythons is a Canadian ball python breeder based in North Vancouver, BC. It’s run by Curtis Richter and Rheanna Olson. We have been breeding snakes since 2012 and caring for them since 2009. We ship throughout Canada.
When Curtis’ ex-wife Laura brought home a pastel ball python named Oscar, he wasn’t expecting how much love he’d develop for the breed’s sweet demeanor, or how passionate he would become about their husbandry. Because he wanted to breed ball pythons as responsibly as possible, he sought guidance from David and Norma at Exotic Serpents. They mentored him in proper breeding practices from day one. Today, Curtis’ girlfriend Rheanna is a business partner, helping with husbandry as well. Gemini Pythons now has a family of over 30 ball pythons (and growing!) as well as two boas… and also a corgi, a puffy black cat, and a biiiiig manx cat.