About Imperial Retics

My name is James Coppen, I was born in 1978 and have been keeping and captive breeding  snakes for as long as I can remember. Along with my wife Sarah, we run the breeding facility Imperial Retics. My favourites were always the colubrids and during my teens I had many breeding successes with snakes of the genus: Elaphe, Pituophis, Lampropeltis and Lamprophis.

Then I started keeping Reticulated pythons.

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Why buy from us?

We have extensive experience of keeping and breeding many species of snake, particularly reticulated pythons. Imperial Retics were the first in the UK to import and maintain an albino reticulated python in our collection, back when they were amongst the rarest and most expensive of snakes. Chances are, if you have a problem or query, we would have come across it ourselves and can help.

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First albino motley Reticulated Python breeding
First honeyblast Reticulated Python captive breeding.