The Story of
Colton Scherer owner of Planet Python
I was born in Ottumwa, Iowa but I grew up in Florida. I have always loved animals. I was the kid in school who picked up frogs at recess. I started getting into reptiles when I was sixteen. I started with Bearded Dragons because of a family friend who had several. Then I migrated to my first snakes which were Corn Snakes. I started attending reptile shows all over Florida. My first reptile show ever was the National Reptile Breeders Expo in Daytona in 2010. Shortly after that I purchase my first Ball Pythons and I was hooked. That first year I had Ball Pythons, I had three clutches, and have been steadily increasing my clutches each year.
I have been breeding ball pythons for over 10 years. I have produced thousands of babies since then. We have barely touched the potential of colors and patterns that ball pythons are able to a produce. I also produce several corn snake and other Colubrid clutches ever year so I have a variety of animals available.
I travel all over the east coast of the United States vending reptile shows. I plan on branching out and doing more and more shows each year, so I can reach as many amazing people as possible. I want to share our great designs and animals with everyone.
Mission and Goals
Our goal is to bring you the highest quality animals we can provide along with the best customer service available in the business. I am available 24/7 and am always here to answer your questions or concerns.
I started out with glass tanks in my living room like everyone else. Then I graduated to taking over the spare bedroom and filling it with racks. From there I took over the master bedroom and was breeding rats in my two-car garage. Well, after a while the neighbors turned me in for suspicious behavior in my garage and the cops and FWC were at my house a few times. They were amazed at how clean and healthy all the animals were. After that I was tired of living in the city and being limited to how much I could grow, so I purchased 5 acres in 2018 and since then have put 2 buildings for animals, one for snakes and one for rodents. I plan on putting in two more building for snakes and a very large barn for rodents eventually.