The Animals at Home Network is a nature-based podcast network and is currently the home of two separate podcast programs: The Animals at Home Podcast hosted by Dillon Perron and Animals Everywhere hosted by Bryce Broom. If you have a passion for animals, then you are going to love this network! Each show on the network brings all members of the animal community, from pet hobbyists to wildlife experts, together under one roof to discuss anything and everything animal-related. Listen to experts talk about reptiles, mammals, fish, birds, and everything in between with the topics ranging from breeding, pet husbandry, scientific research, wildlife conservation, and more!
107: Progressing Ball Python Breeding & More | Luke Cordall
Luke Cordall is the owner of LHC Pythons, a UK based snake breeding operation. In the episode, Luke gives us his interesting background in reptile keeping, as well as what species he currently keeps. We also discuss breeding ball pythons including how to improve racks, being mindful of how addicting morph breeding can be, and whether or not greed is taking over the hobby. We also cover the importance of keeping locality lines clean, the responsibility of keeping big snakes, and more!
SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/107-lhc-pythons/
How I Became a Full-Time Reptile Artist | Adeline Robinson
Adeline Robinson is a full-time wildlife conservation artist that specializes in rare and exotic reptiles and aquatics. In this episode, Adeline tells us about her experience vending at nearly 20 reptile expos in 12 months, how she developed a passion for nature and art as well as what initially drew her to reptiles. Adeline explains in detail the process she goes through to produce near photo-realistic pieces of art, how she creates and sells prints, and she talks about graphic & logo design. We end the conversation with advice for new artists who are looking to progress their careers.
SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/106-adeline-robinson/
At-Home Reptile Studies & Feeder Insect Displays | Olly Wilson
Olly Wilson is a reptile keeper and zookeeper out of the UK. In this episode, we discuss a couple of the interesting species Olly keeps including a species of horned mountain dragon (Acanthosaura lepidogaster) and Dune gecko (Stenodactylus spp.). We also discuss an interesting way to re-engage with the animals you currently keep by running at-home studies. Olly also tells us about his fruit beetle colonies (Pachnoda marginata peregrina & Chlorocala africana oertzeni) and we discuss the prospect of turning feeder insects into proper display enclosures.
SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/105-olly-wilson/
Do ALL Reptiles NEED FULL Spectrum Light? | Dr. Frances Baines
Dr. Frances Baines is one of the most well-known reptile lighting experts herpetoculture has to offer. Dr. Baines is a vet out of the UK and has decades of experience studying the optimal light requirements for captive reptiles and has spent years testing and advising reptile brands as they develop new lighting technology. In this episode, Dr. Baines fills us in on how she got started studying reptile lighting, we discuss how to replicate the solar spectrum including what function each section of the spectrum has. We cover lighting for nocturnal species, simulating dusk and dawn, D3 synthesis, and the remarkable role of vitamin D beyond calcium metabolism.
SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/104-dr-baines/
Do Reptile Vets Know Anything? | Dr. Love DVM
Dr. Catherine Love DVM is a 2020 veterinary graduate out of Indiana. In this episode, Dr. Love explains how vets specialize in reptile medicine and how they stay up-to-date with new husbandry recommendations. We also discuss the myth that "vets don't know anything about caring for reptiles", Dr. Love speculates why that myth exists and why it is not true (in most cases). We also chat about common ailments seen in the clinic including, MBD, nidovirus, and cryptosporidium.
SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/103-dr-love/
Disposable Species, Dart Frog Localities and More! | AmphibiCast
Dan is the founder and host of AmphibiCast, the original amphibian-focused podcast. In this episode, Dan and I discuss the positive impact keeping reptiles and amphibians has on the keeper and how focusing on animal care can improve your life. We also discuss the concept of "disposable species", i.e. how popular species tend to fall out of favor. Dan talks about the complexities of Dart Frog localities, how to get into dart frogs the right way and he tells us why he decided to start AmphibiCast.
SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/102-amphibicast/
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!!
What an incredible insight into the forefront of reptile research
This podcast is incredibly informative and useful for any reptile keeper, the subject material is broad and relevant and the host very clearly concerns himself with improving the care of his animals. The information and perspectives shared in the episodes has helped me improve and think more critically about the kind of environment and life that I want to offer my own reptile. Highly recommended!
the best animal related podcast!
This is my favourite podcast 🤩 every episode is so interesting and it’s on of the only ones that really catches my focus.