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Exploring ethical captive management of reptiles & amphibians through the lens of biological science, conservation, and human nature. The Animals at Home Network is a herpetoculture-based podcast network that hosts: Animals at Home Podcast by Dillon Perron, Project Herpetoculture by Phillip Lietz and Roy Arthur Blodgett, Reptiles & Research Podcast by Liam Sinclair and Ellie Hills, and Animals Everywhere by Bryce Broom. Each show on the network brings all members of the reptile community together to discuss reptile husbandry, scientific research, breeding, wildlife conservation, and more!

Animals at Home Network AAHN

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    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

Exploring ethical captive management of reptiles & amphibians through the lens of biological science, conservation, and human nature. The Animals at Home Network is a herpetoculture-based podcast network that hosts: Animals at Home Podcast by Dillon Perron, Project Herpetoculture by Phillip Lietz and Roy Arthur Blodgett, Reptiles & Research Podcast by Liam Sinclair and Ellie Hills, and Animals Everywhere by Bryce Broom. Each show on the network brings all members of the reptile community together to discuss reptile husbandry, scientific research, breeding, wildlife conservation, and more!

    8: Keeping Reptiles in Europe VS America - RT

    8: Keeping Reptiles in Europe VS America - RT

    Til, Flo, Ben, & Stefan of The European Herpetoculture Podcast discuss the differences between European reptile keeping and American reptile keeping - in the differences in equipment, DIY enclosure builds, viewpoints, and willingness to experiment with enclosures. They each highlight the benefit of experimenting with reptile enclosures outside of social media, in order to develop a thought process on what works best for your individual reptile. Til and Ben dive into topics about native plants and how they can best suit a reptile from that native habitat, emphasizing the need for a naturalistic enclosure that embodies the natural environment of that animal. As they begin their journey with their new podcast, they also gain helpful advice from Dillon about how their podcast can be most successful - from questions to ask, equipment to use, and more.

    SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/rt-8-euro-herp-podcast/

    SHOW SPONSORS:
    Visit The BioDude here: www.thebiodude.com  @TheBioDudeJoshHalter 
    Visit Zoo Med Labs here: https://zoomed.com/  @ZooMed 
    CUSTOM REPTILE HABITATS: https://www.animalsathome.ca/crh

    JOIN US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/animalsathome

    LINKS FROM THE EPISODE:
    Til Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/til.landsioideae
    Flo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/de.reptiles
    Ben Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unseen.diversity
    Stefan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terrariumchannel
    European Herpetoculture Podcast: https://www.instagram.com/europeanherpetoculture.podcast
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/1dJrh9vJrIEUo9sAKxROqW?si=7tHbvpd1R2yBCOdhoz2XMg

    Video Clips and Photos Used in Episode:
    The Guest's Instagram Accounts


    We Discuss:
    0:00 Coming Up - ZooMed + The Bio Dude
    1:02 Round Table - European Reptile Podcast Intro
    2:22 Welcome Bene, Florian, Stefan, and Til
    6:28 The Start of the European Reptile Podcast
    11:36 Stefan’s Thoughts on Inspiring Others
    13:52 Division of Podcast Members
    15:44 Goals Of The Podcast
    21:30 Future Guests Of The Podcast
    24:41 Filming a Podcast Q’s
    27:46 Til’s Plant Advice
    31:09 Podcast Microphone + Sponsorship Q’s
    34:29 ZooMed Dragon Food
    35:24 Sponsorship Q’s Continued
    36:04 European vs American Herpetoculture
    46:04 Turning Reptile Keeping Into a Business
    48:48 Perception of Negative Aspects of The Hobby
    51:27 Pet-Tube & Europe Language Barriers
    55:26 Reptile Equipment Differences in Europe
    1:02:16 Euro-Style Terrariums?
    1:05:34 DIY Enclosures + Greenhouse Aesthetics
    1:11:31 The Bio Dude Substrates + Bug Grub
    1:12:31 Moving With Large DIY Enclosures
    1:14:32 Focusing on Smaller Groups of Reptiles
    1:20:00 Opinions of Others Online On Experimenting with Setups + Reptiles
    1:27:14 Keeping Native Plants in Native Species’ Enclosures
    1:28:41 Experimenting with Recreating the Reptile’s Habitat
    1:32:26 Podcast Questions + Advice
    1:38:30 Closing Thoughts

    • 1 hr 43 min
    85: This Very Special Thing w/ Bill Strand - Project : Herpetoculture

    85: This Very Special Thing w/ Bill Strand - Project : Herpetoculture

    DESCRIPTION:
    In this episode, Phil and Roy welcome Bill Strand of The Chameleon Academy to the show! We hear about his background in herpetoculture, how he has built a strong community within herpetoculture, the value of education, his visions for the future of our shared discipline, and a whole lot more. This is one of our most moving episodes to date!

    Please like, subscribe, and share this episode, if you feel so inclined. To offer direct support to the show with a tip or donation, consider subscribing to our Patreon (www.patreon.com/projectherpetoculture ) and have a look at our generous sponsors at the affiliate links below!

    SHOW NOTES:
    Follow Bill on IG: @chameleon_academy
    Follow The Reptile Entrepeneur: @reptileentrepeneur
    Check out The Chameleon Academy website: https://chameleonacademy.com

    MERCH:
    https://www.projectherp.com/shop

    OUR SPONSORS:
    Custom Reptile Habitats: https://customreptilehabitats.com/PH
    Cold Blooded Caffeine (apply the code 'projectherp' for 10% off): https://coldbloodedcaffeine.com/?ref=PH
    FairyTail Dragons: https://fairytaildragons.com
    Exo Terra: https://exo-terra.com
    Tamura Designs (apply the code 'Herpetoculture' for 15% off): https://tamura-designs.com
    Happy Dragons: https://plus.happydragons.com/home

    SOCIAL LINKS:
    Support us on Patreon:
    www.patreon.com/projectherpetoculture
    Subscribe on Youtube:
    www.youtube.com/@projectherpetoculture
    Follow P : H on Instagram: @projectherpetoculture
    Follow Phil on Instagram: @aridsonly
    Follow Roy on Instagram: @wellspringherp

    • 2 hrs 16 min
    204: Animal Therapy for Autism, ADHD and Anxiety | Shira Loa - AAH

    204: Animal Therapy for Autism, ADHD and Anxiety | Shira Loa - AAH

    Shira Loa of Snake Therapy discusses her journey with snakes - from her initial fear of snakes, her first snake purchase, to her work in snake education and husbandry advancement. She shares details of how her first interaction with a snake led her to a journey with her own snakes, as well as beginning interactions with other people in order form a connection with them and snakes. Her passion for the therapeutic benefits that reptiles can bring to their keepers shows as she discusses the various mental health benefits that have been seen in both neurodivergent and non-neurodivergent individuals. Shira also discusses the Neurodiversity and Reptile Keeping Survey that she created in hopes of understanding more about what reptile keeping can offer neurodivergent people, leading to talk about the potential for overconsumption of reptiles and traits that neurodivergent people have for keeping reptiles more efficiently.

    SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/204-shira-loa/

    SHOW SPONSORS:
    Visit The BioDude here: www.thebiodude.com  @TheBioDudeJoshHalter 
    CUSTOM REPTILE HABITATS: https://www.animalsathome.ca/crh

    JOIN US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/animalsathome

    CHECK OUT CUSTOM REPTILE HABITATS: https://www.animalsathome.ca/crh

    LINKS FROM THE EPISODE:
    Survey: https://bit.ly/SnakeTherapySurvey
    https://www.youtube.com/@snake_therapy
    https://www.patreon.com/SnakeTherapywithShiraLoa
    https://shiraloametalwork.com/pages/snake-shed-metal-art-jewelry
    http://www.instagram.com/snaketherapy_shiraloa
    https://www.thelittlezoo.org/

    We Discuss:
    0:00 Coming Up
    1:44 Welcome Shira - Her History With Snakes
    5:05 Purchasing Her First Snake
    8:59 From Fear to Fascination - How did it happen?
    11:35 Shira’s Home for Snakes - 9 Total!
    13:50 The Start of Snake Therapy
    18:45 Interactions With Animals Is Therapeutic
    21:25 Shira’s Work With The Little Zoo Non-Profit
    23:20 Helping People Connect With Snakes
    25:55 The Therapeutic Benefits That Snakes Can Give
    28:32 Caring For Animals Helps With Mental Health
    30:24 The Response From Social Media
    32:35 The Bio Dude - Substrates and Diets
    33:37 Neurodivergence & Reptiles
    45:42 Neurodiversity and Reptile Keeping Survey
    57:24 Reptiles Don’t Have To Just Be For “Reptile People”
    59:43 Overconsumption of Reptiles
    1:04:47 Neurodivergent Keepers Can Make Better Keepers?
    1:07:18 The Content’s Purpose and Reach
    1:11:13 Animal Welfare and Our Connections
    1:14:05 Shira’s Next Projects
    1:17:25 Shira Loa Metal Work
    1:19:03 Closing Thoughts

    • 1 hr 22 min
    203: Crested Geckos in the Wild: Exploring Their Natural Habitat | Thomas Marriott - AAH

    203: Crested Geckos in the Wild: Exploring Their Natural Habitat | Thomas Marriott - AAH

    Thomas Marriott of Exotics Keeper Magazine discusses his recent expedition to New Caledonia to find Crested Geckos in the wild and to study the crested gecko's native habitat. He shared details about the environment, temperature, humidity, UV levels, and diet of wild Crested Geckos. Thomas highlighted the importance of replicating the natural habitat of crested geckos and debunked myths around their care, emphasizing the need for a varied and natural diet that includes insects, berries, and pollen. Thomas also discussed the creation of Blue River Diets, a brand that offers complete Crested Gecko diets made from natural ingredients. The diets are designed to closely mimic the geckos' natural diet in the wild, with a focus on sustainability and providing a high-protein and fragrant meal for the geckos.

    SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/203-thomas-marriott/



    SHOW SPONSORS:
    Visit The BioDude here: www.thebiodude.com  @TheBioDudeJoshHalter 
    CUSTOM REPTILE HABITATS: https://www.animalsathome.ca/crh



    JOIN US ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/animalsathome

    CHECK OUT CUSTOM REPTILE HABITATS: https://www.animalsathome.ca/crh


    LINKS FROM THE EPISODE:
    SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE: https://exoticskeeper.com/signup

    Crested Gecko Article: https://exoticskeeper.com/may20

    https://exoticskeeper.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/exoticskeeper/

    https://blueriverdiets.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/blue_river_diets/

    Video Clips and Photos Used in Episode:
    Provided by Thomas Marriott


    WE DISCUSS:
    0:00 Coming Up
    2:01 Welcome Thomas, Traveling
    5:56 Trip to New Caledonia - Why did you go & where is it?
    10:45 What were the first impressions of the island?
    14:15 Expedition of the Isle of Pines
    22:56 Where in the trees are Crested Geckos Found in the Wild?
    29:43 What was it like to find the first one?
    35:05 Replicating the Climate of New Caledonia is Captivity
    51:30 Replicating the Physical Appearance of New Caledonia in Captivity
    58:23 Crested Gecko Natural Diets & Busting Crested Gecko Husbandry Myths
    1:09:52 Blue River Crested Gecko Diets
    1:16:43 Closing Thoughts
    1:21:16 Outro

    • 1 hr 22 min
    84: PH Drive and Longevity w/ Brandon Shiflett

    84: PH Drive and Longevity w/ Brandon Shiflett

    DESCRIPTION:
    In this episode, Phil welcomes Brandon Shiflett of Rare Earth Inc. to the show! We hear about his background in herpetoculture, how he built a successful business focused on dwarf monitors, how he has managed to maintain his passion and enthusiasm for herpetoculture, and a whole lot more. This is one of our favorite episodes to date!

    Please like, subscribe, and share this episode, if you feel so inclined. To offer direct support to the show with a tip or donation, consider subscribing to our Patreon ( www.patreon.com/projectherpetoculture ) and have a look at our generous sponsors at the affiliate links below!

    SHOW NOTES:
    Follow Brandon on IG: @rareearthinc

    MERCH:
    https://www.projectherp.com/shop

    OUR SPONSORS:
    Custom Reptile Habitats: https://customreptilehabitats.com/PH
    Cold Blooded Caffeine (apply the code 'projectherp' for 10% off): https://coldbloodedcaffeine.com/?ref=PH
    FairyTail Dragons: https://fairytaildragons.com
    Exo Terra: https://exo-terra.com
    Tamura Designs (apply the code 'Herpetoculture' for 15% off): https://tamura-designs.com
    Happy Dragons: https://plus.happydragons.com/home

    SOCIAL LINKS:
    Support us on Patreon:
    www.patreon.com/projectherpetoculture
    Subscribe on Youtube:
    www.youtube.com/@projectherpetoculture
    Follow P : H on Instagram: @projectherpetoculture
    Follow Phil on Instagram: @aridsonly
    Follow Roy on Instagram: @wellspringherp

    • 2 hrs 7 min
    83: PH Why You Should Attend IHS w/ Myke Clarkson

    83: PH Why You Should Attend IHS w/ Myke Clarkson

    DESCRIPTION:
    In this episode, Phil and Roy welcome Myke Clarkson to the show! We hear about his background in herpetoculture, before waxing poetic about field herping, then diving into his role at the International Herpetological Symposium. We cover a lot of ground in this one in a really short time!

    Please like, subscribe, and share this episode, if you feel so inclined. To offer direct support to the show with a tip or donation, consider subscribing to our Patreon (https://patreon.com/projectherpetoculture) and have a look at our generous sponsors at the affiliate links below!

    SHOW NOTES:
    Follow Myke on IG: @mykeclarkson
    Check out the IHS website: https://www.iherpsymp.org
    Check out the HCI website: https://herpconservation.com/

    MERCH:
    https://www.projectherp.com/shop

    OUR SPONSORS:
    Custom Reptile Habitats: https://customreptilehabitats.com/PH
    Cold Blooded Caffeine (apply the code 'projectherp' for 10% off): https://coldbloodedcaffeine.com/?ref=PH
    FairyTail Dragons: https://fairytaildragons.com
    Exo Terra: https://exo-terra.com
    Tamura Designs (apply the code 'Herpetoculture' for 15% off): https://tamura-designs.com
    Happy Dragons: https://plus.happydragons.com/home

    SOCIAL LINKS:
    Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/projectherpetoculture
    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0UCdymrooiNVloQlxrW1FA
    Follow P : H on Instagram: @projectherpetoculture
    Follow Phil on Instagram: @aridsonly
    Follow Roy on Instagram: @wellspringherp

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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Great podcast

This podcast is great- I think the best reptile one out there. I love how the focus is improving husbandry and conservation. It has definitely leveled up the habitats I create for my group! I know they all appreciate that I listen to it!!

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