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!
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/
Two 18-yr-old's Start an Outdoor Herp Conservation | Celtic Reptile & Amphibian
Harvey Tweats and Tom Whitehurst return to the podcast to update us on their brand new, outdoor herp breeding facility. Tom and Harvey explain the layout of their facility including information about their outdoor enclosures, greenhouses, and pond as well as the species they work with. We discuss conservation and the importance of re-introducing animals to the UK landscape including reptiles, amphibians, and large mammals. We wrap up the conversation by discussing the intricacies of practicing good bio-security in an outdoor facility. SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/101-celtic-ra/
Insane Stories About Importing Reptiles! | Dan Mulleary
Dan Mulleary is the owner and founder of DM Exotics. Dan's company focuses on reptile imports from mainly Asian countries and he currently lives in Thailand with his wife, Apple. In this episode, Dan tells us some incredible stories ranging from what life is like in Thailand (including eating snakes, frogs, and tadpoles), a close call he had with a sketchy reptile exporter, issues he had during his maiden reptile import, and his thoughts on the direction herpetoculture is headed!
SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/100-dan-mulleary
Australian Pythons and Maternal Incubation | Lucas Lee
Lucas Lee is the owner and operator of Centralian Exotics and one of the hosts on the Carpets and Coffee Podcast on the MPR Network. In this episode, we discuss Lucas' background with reptiles, his current role as a field biologist, and his healthy obsession with Australian python species including Woma, Blackhead, and Centralian Carpet pythons. Lucas also tells us about the Master's Degree study he is currently working on which investigates the difference between maternal and artificial incubation.
SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/99-lucas-lee/
Uromastyx Masterclass with Arids Only | Phillip Lietz
Phillip Lietz owns Arids Only, a Uromastyx breeding facility in the US. Uromastyx are simultaneously one of the most beautiful and underrated genera in herpetoculture and in this episode, Phil explains why that is. Throughout the conversation we discuss, the different Uro species, why they are a challenge to breed, issues with the wild-caught market, how to have success as a reptile breeder, and much more! This episode is packed with valuable information! SHOW NOTES: https://www.animalsathomenetwork.com/98-phil-lietz/
Best Reptile Channel
This has to be the best reptile related podcast out there. Dillon does an amazing job asking interview questions, facilitating the conversation, and publishing quality content. He interviews a range of guests who all have something to contribute to the hobby, and he approaches all their interviews enthusiastically and objectively. What I love the most is seeing how Dillon is continually learning from his guests, and implementing changes in his own setups to try to improve his level of care. He is the type of keeper we need to promote in this hobby; one who is continually learning and growing personally, while sharing his journey in a relatable way so others can grow as well. This has easily become my favorite podcast and one of my favorite channels on YouTube. Thank you Dillon for your amazing work and dedication, you are a treasure to the hobby!
One of my favorite podcasts!
Dillon’s podcast has completely changed how I view reptile ownership. His discussions on enrichment and the overall ethics of reptile keeping have me so excited for the day that I can keep reptiles again and do everything I can to replicate nature.
Before listening to this podcast I thought that rack systems were the ultimate goal. After all, who wouldn’t want to see as many different species as possible? It only took me a couple episodes to have a completely radical shift in my views on that and now I’m just excited to think about what species I really want to deep dive into and provide with the absolute best environment that I can. Along with promoting exceptional and ever improving care for reptiles, he also dives into other animals as well as tying the hobby to conservation and showing the importance of all of that. If you love animals of any kind (but especially reptiles) I think you’ll have a very hard time turning this podcast off and will also be filled with a desire to improve your care in any way possible. Cant recommend this enough!
This has turned into my favorite podcast. Great guests, sounds perfect, and really good topics with too much information!!