|Steve holding some of his lizards
I’ve been interested and keeping reptiles ever since I was a
small boy. For the past ten years I’ve been keeping and breeding
Mexican Beaded Lizards. I was first attracted to Beaded Lizards because
it was a non-native venomous animal that I was able to keep and breed
in the state of California. I truly believe they are one of the most
interesting animals on earth. I started out with one animal and slowly
built my colony over the years to the size it is now.
The Four Sub-Species of
I now have over 40 Beaded lizards and am one of the top producers of Heloderma horridum in the world. This
year I should be the top producer in the world (God willing). I’ve
built my colony from the first picks of several clutches and selective breeding,
making my colony some of the best quality Beaded Lizards you will find.
The quality of my reptiles gets better every year. I breed two types of
Beaded Lizards: Heloderma horridum exasperatum and Heloderma horridum horridum.
All animals have AZA studbook numbers and are registered in the Arizona
Sonora Desert Museum Beaded Lizard Studbook. All hatchlings are at least
2nd generation captive born (F2).
In addition to my Beaded Lizard collection I also breed other reptiles.
I’m currently working with two pairs of Trachydosoarus rugosus
rugosus (Shingleback Skinks) and one pair of Egernia stokesii (Gidgee
Skinks). Hopefully I’ll have a few babies available for sale
in the future.
|A Shingleback Skink
||A Gidgee Skink
|A Speckled Rattlesnake having
I also keep and breed several California native rattlesnake species.
These are STRICTLY NOT FOR SALE! Some species I currently have include:
Crotalus ruber (Red Diamond Rattlesnake), Crotalus mitchelii pyrus (Speckled
Rattlesnake), Crotalus mitchelii stephansi (Panamit Rattlesnake), Crotalus
oreganus oreganus (Northern Pacific Rattlesnake) and Crotalus oreganus helleri
(Southern Pacific Rattlesnake). These animals have always fascinated me
with their mystery and beauty
First of all to my mother and father, Larry and Terry Angeli, without
whose love and support I would have never made it this far. To Elida
Valadez(Grandma)for her support. To Johnny Anderson; without his
mechanical and electrical expertise I never could have built such
quality incubators and precise climate control for all my housing
structures. I'd like to thank Chris Reimann for his insight and
information. I'd also like to thank Robert Applegate who’s
friendship and willingness to share his knowledge has been invaluable
over the years. Finally, I would like to thank God without whose
help and guidence I would be lost.
Beaded Lizard Home
| About Beaded Lizards
| Terms & Guarantee | About
Steve | Photos | Contact