I'm Fred Kick, and I breed ball pythons. I've collected reptiles my whole life. Everything from newts to giant pythons. I opened my first retail pet store in 1988, operate a reptile wholesale business and breed many species with a focus on ball pythons.
Why ball pythons?
In 1995 I had an opportunity to trade my Corvette for 2 pairs of albino ball pythons. At the time ball python breeding was almost unheard of and and ball pythons for sale were limited to normal types and albinos. It was a hard decision but the car went, and the albinos came. After seeing a morph in person instead of only ball python pictures I was hooked. After getting the albinos I had to get myself the hottest morph on the market- a pastel. Soon followed by my favorite purchase of all time, a genetic stripe. Ball pythons were like no other snake on the market at that time. An idea of what to turn some free space into, resulted in a 7,000 sq foot facility. A few snakes turned into 100s, 100s turned into 1000s and my collection continues to grow every year. Out of all the reptiles I've worked with balls are one of my favorites. They come in by far the largest variety of color and patterns that any snake has to offer, have a calm temperament and are easy to care for. My goal is to have one of the largest diverse collections of ball pythons and to pass on the quality and joy of these snakes onto my customers.
What else do I breed?
While I mainly focus on ball pythons I also breed other python species such as angolans, womas, black heads, bloods. I also breed a large collection of colubrids with many species of king snakes, milk snakes, corn snakes, rat snakes and more. In addition to snakes I also have a select group of lizards I enjoy working with which include bearded dragons, northern blue tongue skinks, fat tail geckos, leopard geckos, lacertas, frilled dragons, and more.