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Animals at Home Network

Jul 23, 2022

Is it ethical to keep large species of reptiles? Is it possible for a private keeper to properly keep reticulated pythons, Burmese pythons, and Asian water monitors? Dougie Smith is a keeper of large species of reptiles and in this episode, he discusses how he tends to these giants. Dougie explains the importance of offering ample space and how he builds large walk-in enclosures, tips for successfully keeping large species, and common mistakes that are made. We also cover how to follow a proper feeding regime, if large species should even be kept in private collections, and more!