About Us

Snake Ranch was Australia’s first and largest reptile breeding facility designed to provide quality hatchling pythons at highly competitive prices. Backed up by industry-best service you can be assured that your new python will arrive disease free and feeding well.

Since 2005, the facility located on the central coast of NSW was focused on breeding the latest colour mutations and locality specific pythons. They worked with a very wide range of species and colour morphs suitable for everyone from first snake purchasers to highly experienced keepers.

Originally the brainchild of Dr Gavin Bedford, who moved on to create Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, and John Weigel, owner of the Australian Reptile Park. Together they built the largest reptile collection ever seen in the country. However, after 8 years of “Running The Ranch” John was keen to move on to new projects. The decision was made to sell Snake Ranch.

The new website owners share a lifelong interest in reptiles and have been involved in the hobby for many years. It’s our aim to build on the good name Snake Ranch currently holds, and take the company to new and exciting heights with the help of the dedicated contacts who continue to work with an exciting array of species, and remain at the forefront of morph development in Australia.

Ongoing support is provided to all our customers. If there is a problem, just call us!

rough-scaled python


centralian carpet python (Bredl’s python)


Green Tree Python


Snake Ranch caging


John with his special albino Spotted python ‘Ribald Rodney’


“Wheatbelt” WA locale Stimson’s python.

Upon hatching, pythons are moved to the Snake Ranch nursery, where ‘feeders’ are established prior to distribution. Some species, including womas like the one pictured left, are natural-born food-hogs, and would probably try to eat a shoe if given the chance. Other species unfortunately can take much more work and patience to establish desired feed patterns.


Wayne (the Snake Whisperer)


Closeup view of ‘Ribald Rodney’ founder of the Snake Ranch albino spotted python project.


Bluetongue breeding facility


Handful of beauty: a newborn albino and three hypermelanistic bluetongues.