5 BEST Places To Buy Snakes ONLINE In 2022

Shopping from a good local breeder or waiting for the next reptile expo can oftentimes be challenging. But then again getting your first snake online might require a little time and effort to self-educate before buying.

If you have never purchased snakes online, it is important to check out multiple websites and do some research. Since you are about to spend money on a snake, it ensures that your decisions are made with real sense and good judgment.

To make your life easier, Reptile Area has compiled a list of the best five websites to buy snakes online. Buying your own snake has never been so easy. You can definitely make it a great experience as long as you buy wisely and safely from a trustworthy website and breeder.

1. Morph Market

Morph Market Opens in a new tab.is housing probably the largest morph collection and snake species. The website is very popular among reptile enthusiasts, keepers and breeders. Morph Market has grown a lot over the past years becoming the number one online place to buy/sell reptiles.

Morph Market operates within three large regions [Unites States, Europe and South Africa]. Check out MorphMapOpens in a new tab. to find sellers near you.

There are 18 different snake categories available on Morph Market. After choosing the preferred snake category, multiple sorting options such “Newest posted”, “Least expensive “or “Youngest birth” enhance your exploration. Another option to find the perfect snake is to customize search criteria adding filters.

Snakes of all ages are listed for sale. The snakes listed on Morph Market are captive bred animals. The website offers a huge variety of genes and traits for each category.

The snakes ordered on Morph Market are purchased directly from breeders.  Buying directly from a breeder, you get specific details, lineage information, genetic health, accountability and support.

Research the breeder before ordering and make sure to read store’s policies listed on seller’s page.  You can also view the information available on their profile as well as any feedback from previous customers.

Ask upfront for questions, guarantees, shipping details, payment etc. Most reputable sellers use live animal specific shipping like Priority Overnight or Next Day Air Shipping.

After finding your seller, contact him via “Inquire” to find out more details on purchasing, shipping and payment. Most of them are super responsive, so you can expect a reply within 24 hours.

Breeders and customers are usually happy with the selling/ buying experience.

HereOpens in a new tab. you can find information on How to Buy From A Seller.

Species: Ball Pythons, Reticulated Pythons, Other Pythons, Burmese Pythons, Short-tailed Pythons, Green Tree Pythons, Carpet Pythons,  Boa Constrictors, Sand Boas, Tree Boas, Rainbow Boas, Other Boas, Kingsnakes, Milk Snakes, Rat Snakes, Corn Snakes, Western Hognose, Other Colubrids.

2. Kingsnake

KingsnakeOpens in a new tab. is a good shopping marketplace to buy snakes online. This is the perfect place to browse through thousands of snake ads for sale. It is the online gathering place of reptile owners, hobbyists and businesses. Kingsnake works pretty much the same as Fauna Classifieds.

Check out the selection of snakes selecting Classifieds > Classified Ads By CategoryOpens in a new tab.. Scroll down to see Categories and select any species you might be looking for.

New snake ads for sale are placed daily in the appropriate categories. By default, recent posts are displayed first [newest to oldest]. 

Open the ads to check breeder’s information. Once you locate a potential breeder, it is extremely important to get to know them. Look for reviews of the breeder online, checking their website, location, Facebook page and ratings. If it seems like there are no ratings, this person may perhaps be a scammer trying to take your money. A good breeder will be open to provide you references from happy customers.

Species: Ball Pythons, Green Tree Pythons, Carpet and Diamond Pythons, Reticulated Pythons, Blood Pythons, Burmese Pythons, Other Pythons, Boa Constrictors, Rosy Boas, Sand Boas, Rubber Boas, Tree Boas, Rainbow Boas, Other Boas, Kingsnakes, Milk Snakes, Gray-Banded Kingsnakes, Rat Snakes, Corn Snakes, Bull Snakes, Pine Snakes, Gopher Snakes, Hognose Snakes, Other Colubrid Snakes, Venomous Snakes, Rear-Fanged Snakes.

3. Fauna Classifieds

Fauna ClassifiedsOpens in a new tab. is another great place to look for good quality snakes. The website has one of the largest selections of captive bred snakes and offers a wide variety of reptile and amphibian.

Lots of reputable breeders/dealers post ads on Fauna Classifieds to sell their animals. Reptile industry connoisseurs recommend and utilize it frequently to purchase snakes from good, honest breeders.

Exploring the website can be a little confusing though. To search easier, select ClassifiedsOpens in a new tab. to see reptile and amphibian Categories. Each category is showing the newest posts of snakes for sale.

Before ordering from a breeder, make sure to check his information, reviews and ratings. This should give you a better picture of the person that you are buying from.

It’s also essential to confirm with the seller if snake’s pictures are accurate. You want to make sure that everything goes well and you know exactly what you’re getting.

The average cost of shipping is $40- $80, depending on location. Reliable sellers ship the live animals via Priority Overnight or Next Day Air Shipping. This guarantees an early morning delivery of your animal order.

Species: Arboreal Boas/Pythons, Ball Pythons, Rosy, Sand, Ground Boas/Pythons, Cornsnakes, Ratsnakes, Hognose Snakes, Garter Snakes, Water Snakes, Ribbon Snakes, Kingsnakes, Milksnakes, Pine Snakes, Bull Snakes, Gopher Snakes, Indigo SnakesOpens in a new tab., Venomous Snakes, Other Snakes.

Fauna Classifieds is the largest and most well-known forum with subcategories for whatever species you might be looking for. As it is a forum, and anybody who signs up for an account can post, you might want to cruise the Board of Inquiry (BOI) section to make sure that the seller you might be dealing with is legitimate, or not. 

4. BHB Reptiles

BHB ReptilesOpens in a new tab. has one of the best selections of captive bred snakes. Located in Shelby, Michigan the 30-year-old reptile business was founded by Barczyk husbands, Brian and Lori. The love for snakes inspired Brian to create SnakeBytesTV, AnimalBytesTV and Discovery channel’s on YouTube. 

BHB Reptiles began in 1989, after Brian began breeding mostly big snakes such albino Burmese pythons, anacondas and colubrids. Today they have a complete inventory of ball pythons.

BHB has decent and affordable prices. They are doing the best to sell animals at competitive price, accurately assessing the worth at the market value.  

Before shipping an animal order, BHB Reptiles contacts customers to check their shipping information. All animals are shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight Service [Monday thru Wednesday].

BHB Reptiles guarantees the live arrival, health and proper sexing of the animal. Any incidents, problems or customer dissatisfaction must be reported within 48 hours.

BHB’s knowledgeable staff is fully committed to customer’s experience and great service.

Accepted Payment: Checks, Money Orders, Wire Transfers, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express.

Species: Ball Pythons, Blood Pythons, Carpet Pythons, Savu Pythons, Woma/ Black headed Pythons, Spotted Pythons, King Snakes, Milk Snakes, Corn Snakes, Constrictors, Rainbow, Sand Boas, Rat Snakes, Hognose, Adult Colubrids, Corn Snakes, Garter Snakes, Gopher Snakes, Scaleless Cornsnakes, House Snakes.

5. Facebook and Instagram

Facebook and Instagram are other good and effective places to start with. A lot of breeders sell only on Facebook, while others use multiple platforms to sell. If you already have an account on these social media platforms, then you can start looking for snake breeders to connect with them.

Search for active breeders that post regularly on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Once you find a good breeder, check out what they have for sale and message them to start a conversation. Most of them will direct you to their official website or Morph Market store.

I’ve found online reviews of people who purchased on Facebook and Instagram. They seemed satisfied with breeder’s professionalism, customer support, animal health, photo quality and purchasing experience.

In conclusion, the reptile market offers plenty of online stores to buy snakes, however not all of them sell captive bred animals.

Furthermore, think of the reasons for buying the snake. Snakes are sensitive and fragile animals. Taking good care of them, as well as providing adequate environments are essential for healthy thriving animals.

Be accountable, self-educate and honestly ask yourself if you can meet their needs, expenses and requirements.

Sorin Trifu

Hi & Welcome to My Blog! My name is Sorin and I'm 26 years old. I've always been a Pet LOVER and I've always enjoyed writing. I had my FIRST Pet when I was 6 years old and ever since then, I've learned a lot about Pets. I'm glad to combine my passion for PETS & WRITING and share with you ALL my knowledge about them.

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