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Animals at Home Network

Jan 25, 2023

Tom Mellor is the creator of Eco-Logic Gecko, a YouTube channel dedicated to documenting the process of recreating the complex wild habitat of leopard geckos.  Tom talks us through how a negative experience he had early on in his reptile-keeping career propelled him to create one of the most appealing leopard...


Jan 22, 2023

In this episode, Phil and Roy have a discussion with Nathan Carlos Rupley, a forager and earth living devotee with a lifelong interest in herpetoculture! We discuss Nathan's background, upbringing, and winding journey with herpetoculture, his thoughts on designing a holistic collection, the similarities and differences...


Jan 15, 2023

Is there an underlying reason that there are some ball pythons that struggle in a vivarium and some that do wonderfully? The Ball python has an amazing and ever-growing community of keepers surrounding it. But not all Ball python keepers see eye to eye? Why do some find they stress in vivariums when they test it and...


Jan 14, 2023

James Graham of Top Shelf Geckos is a small-batch reptile breeder out of Canada, mainly focused on African Fat-Tailed Geckos, New Caledonian species, and Collared Lizards. In the episode, we discuss how James is able to produce a profit while providing enriching living conditions for his breeding stock. We also...


Jan 13, 2023

In this episode, Phil and Roy have a discussion with Sam Aneca, both a private keeper and zookeeper at Antwerp Zoo! We discuss the origins of Sam’s interest in herpetofauna, how he became a zookeeper, his private collection, the need for better methods of herpetoculture education, and his thoughts on the craft...