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Updated Terms of Service.  Please Read!!


*** As of July 13, 2024 we are sold out of all 2023 snakes.  Our eggs are now hatching for the 2024 season. 

*** 25% deposits are required to reserve 2024 snakes while we get them consistently feeding and established which may take a few months.  We are accepting deposits on the following 2024 snakes: Blacktail Cribos (Mottled and Clean Lines), Yellowtail Cribos, Unicolor Cribos, Texas Indigos (Normal and High Reds), and Mexican Indigos (Red and Black Phases).  Getting on the Priority Waiting List is NOT required this year.

***We are still experiencing high demand for eastern indigos, red phase blacktail cribos, and axanthic blacktail cribos- as such our waiting lists for those remain CLOSED.

*** As of July 13, 2024, we have a handful of adult Drymarchon that are available.  Some are retired breeders, and others are young and breedable animals that no longer fit into our breeding plans.  We have: 2.1 young and breedable yellowtail cribos, 1.2 young and breedable clean line blacktail cribos,  0.1 young and breedable red Mexican Indigo, 0.2 retired breeder eastern indigos (these will be donated to a non-profit conservation/educational outreach group.  A 501(c)(3) donation receipt is required).  A strong priority will be given to previous customers.  We want these snakes to go to good homes and be well cared for.  Please inquire.

Terms for the Priority Waiting List

Every year, we have motivated buyers miss out on the opportunity to receive animals from us despite waiting long periods of time. In an effort to ensure buyers have a fair chance at receiving animals from us, we are implementing a Priority Waiting List.  


Please read the Terms of Service below carefully.


  • There is a $100 reservation fee per snake to be included on the PWL.  In other words, if you want a pair of snakes, the fee would be $200.

  • The fee is nonrefundable.

  • The reservation fee will go towards the cost of the snake being purchased.

  • Placement on the PWL will be prioritized by when the reservation fee is received.

  • People on the PWL will be offered snakes according to their placement on the list.  We will start offering snakes to people on our waiting list as snakes become available.

  • Being on the PWL does not guarantee you a snake within a certain time period.  Availability and placement on the list will dictate when snakes will be offered.

  • We reserve the right to remove people from the list as we see fit. 

  • Choosing not to buy the snakes once they are offered to you may constitute removal from the PWL without a refund of the reservation fee.  The reservation fee buys you the opportunity to buy the snakes you are looking for at whatever point they become available.  It does not afford you the opportunity to stay on the list indefinitely.

  • If you would like to be added to the PWL, please make sure you have read and agree to all of the above terms.  Please email me to get the payment instructions for the reservation fee. 

Hatchlings will be offered once they are feeding and fully established on unscented rodents.  This process can take a few months.   Your snakes will be shipped Fedex Priority Overnight once the full balance has been received.

Available Drymarchon

We have waiting lists going for all of our babies.  Many of the lists are over one year in length.  At this time, we are only offering snakes to people on our waiting list. 

Prices listed below are for the 2024 season.  Prices may change for the 2025 season.

Yellowtail Cribos- $900 each 

Currently available

Normal Blacktail Cribos- $900 each

Currently available.  We have clutches from wild caught snakes, so fresh bloodlines are available!

Blacktail Cribos from Red lineage- 

Waiting list temporarily closed.

Axanthic Blacktail Cribos- 

Waiting list temporarily closed.


Unicolor Cribos- $800 each

Currently available.


Texas Indigos- $900 - $1,500 each

Currently available.  High red lineage, high black lineage, and typical lineages available.


Black Phase Mexican Redtail Indigos- $900 each. 

Currently available.


Red Phase "Guerrero" Mexican Redtail Indigos- $1,250 - $1,750 each depending on color. 

Currently available.

Eastern Indigos- $1,800 each (see notes below)

Waiting list temporarily closed.  I am hoping to open the list in 2025.

Miscellaneous Snakes

- 6/1/23- 2021 male black and yellow striped Phrynonax poecilonotus available for $750.

A Few Important Notes


*Regarding our eastern indigos... Sales outside California will require a Federal Interstate Commerce Permit.  It costs $100 and involved a 2-3 month wait.  I will help you with the process.  My contact list for easterns is very long.  You may want to consider Mexican Redtail Indigos or Texas Indigos as an alternative.  Neither require permits... Some states require additional permits to legally possess Eastern Indigos.  We will not ship Eastern Indigos to these states without the required permits.  We work with over two dozen different adult snakes produced by a host of different breeders.  We will provide as much information as we can on the sire and the dam of your snake.  If you wish to purchase multiple eastern indigos, we should be able to provide you with snakes from different lineages.  All of our breeder eastern indigos have been DNA tested and have been paired to optimize genetic diversity.


*If you’d like to contribute to the testimonials page of this website, please email a short paragraph about the quality of Black Pearl’s service and animals to


*We may be interested in trading for wholesale lots of Drymarchon or high-end tortoises.



Additional Details


-  Shipping additional unless the order is over $2,000


-  We generally don’t sell lone females unless I have favorable sex ratios


-  All babies guaranteed to be healthy, properly sexed, and to have  eaten at least three times unless otherwise stated.


-  Discounts may be available for large orders.  


-  We accept Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, cashier’s checks, money orders, and all major credit cards.


-  Deposits are non-refundable.


-  Tight on cash?  In some instances, I can work with you on a payment plan.

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