We always wanted to branch out from ball pythons one day, and in addition to adding a blood python and a green tree python, we also wanted an Angolan python. When a semi-local friend landed a breeding pair of them, we knew it was only a matter of time. When Steve Beamer at Reptile Collective produced hatchlings in 2018, we immediately contacted him about purchasing a female. This girl joined us in August of 2018. It has been great getting to know her. She's nothing like the ball pythons, as she is super-inquisitive and always moving. She's also a much better eater than the ball pythons, as she has yet to refuse a meal when she isn't in shed.
How She Got Her Name: Most of our ball pythons are named after gods in Greek mythology, since that is an interest of ours. However, for the other species, we wanted to go a different route. Since it was highly unlikely we would have more than one or two of any other particular species, we decided to use the Roman mythology names for those. Since this female Angolan python is the first other species we have acquired, she was named after the Roman queen of the heavens, Juno. Eventually, we will add a male as well, whose name will be Jupiter.