Welcome to Rufus Darden Reptiles!

Welcome to Rufus Darden Reptiles, the website dedicated to fellow hobbyists who enjoy similar reptile interests. Here you’ll find a diverse collection of sand boas of various color morphs. We work mainly with sand boas, however we do have a few specialty projects, involving locale-specific crawl cays (B. c. imperator) and another with western hognose. These may find their way to this site in the future.

Rufus Darden Reptiles has worked with Kenyan sand boas (Eryx colubrinus) for over 20 years, and strives to continually produce top-quality animals.

We are excited to be working with two less common species of sand boa, the Arabian (E. jayakari) and Russian (E. miliaris) sand boa. We’ve worked with both of these species for over 10 years and produce a small number which are occasionally available for other hobbyists.

One of the sand boas that receives an extraordinary amount of attention in my collection is the Black Russian sand boa (E. miliaris nogaiorum). It has limitless potential in our hobby due to its extreme color and pattern variability. It also has similar husbandry requirements as Kenyan sand boas, which can make this an easy addition to any sand boa enthusiast’s collection. If you’re not familiar with this species visit our GALLERY page to see why this is a favorite sand boa.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you enjoy the page.

Welcome!

Welcome to Rufus Darden Reptiles, the website dedicated to fellow hobbyists who enjoy similar reptile interests. Here you’ll find a diverse collection of sand boas of various color morphs. We work mainly with sand boas, however we do have a few specialty projects, involving locale-specific crawl cays (B. c. imperator) and another with western hognose. These may find their way to this site in the future.

Rufus Darden Reptiles has worked with Kenyan sand boas (Eryx colubrinus) for over 20 years, and strives to continually produce top-quality animals.

We are excited to be working with two less common species of sand boa, the Arabian (E. jayakari) and Russian (E. miliaris) sand boa. We’ve worked with both of these species for over 10 years and produce a small number which are occasionally available for other hobbyists.

One of the sand boas that receives an extraordinary amount of attention in my collection is the Black Russian sand boa (E. miliaris nogaiorum). It has limitless potential in our hobby due to its extreme color and pattern variability. It also has similar husbandry requirements as Kenyan sand boas, which can make this an easy addition to any sand boa enthusiast’s collection. If you’re not familiar with this species visit our GALLERY page to see why this is a favorite sand boa.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you enjoy the page.

Tinley Park NARBC - October 2019

At the October 2019 Tinley Park NARBC, we won the Best Snake Rattle on award for our Albino Paint Kenyan Sand Boa.  Check out this video about the award from Dāv Kaufman’s Reptile Adventures.

Tinley Park NARBC - March 2019

Watch the interview with Rufus Darden of Rufus Darden Reptiles at the March 2019 North American Reptile Breeders Conference (NARBC) in Tinley Park, Illinois. (Time: 3 min) Video courtesy of the Snake Discovery LLC YouTube Channel. 

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If you enjoyed watching the video interview with Rufus and learning more about Rufus Darden Reptiles, why not check out our AVAILABLE page and see what current litters are ready for you to choose from!

Whether you’d just like to window shop and see our beautiful Rufus Darden sand boas, or you’d like to purchase one or more high-quality, specialty-bred sand boas for your own enjoyment, Rufus Darden Reptiles is ready to assist you today!

Pick Of The Litter

This Paint is 25% Dodoma, 25% Rufescens.

Rufus is a stand up guy with some great animals and he is always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Marc X

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I received a male Russian sand boa from Rufus, perfect health and the transaction was great! He’s a great guy with a ton of knowledge. Highly recommend!!

Caitlin S

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Awesome high quality animals! I look forward to what his next clutch is.

Kimberly C

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