Colin Weaver, owner of East Coast Reptile Breeders, combines a passion for the many and varied reptiles of the world into a venture dedicated to providing others with excellent quality reptile investments.
Unlike many other breeders, Colin Weaver wasn’t interested in reptiles at an early age. His journey into herpetoculture began much later in life. It wasn’t until his first year of college at Virginia Tech (1990) that he began to truly appreciate how wonderful snakes and other reptiles really were. He went from not thinking much of them to owning more than one hundred in less than a year.
Like so many others his first snake was a ball python but that didn’t last long. In short order he was keeping Burmese pythons, ground boas of various types, viper boas, colombian & suriname red tail boas, several kinds of monitor lizards, tree frogs, basiliks, amethystine pythons, green tree pythons, sand boas, carpet pythons, rosy boas, rainbow boas, a laundry list of kingsnakes, corn snakes and milksnakes and anything else he could get his hands on. The experience gained from keeping such a wide variety of animals remains with him to this day.
After getting married in the late 90’s, Colin took some time off as a reptile breeder but in a few short years found himself drawn back into the fold. This time around he fell in love with ball python morphs. Most of his efforts today are in that arena. The ball python possibilities are endless and there are many, many years of breeding work left to be done.