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The Animals at Home Network

Dec 27, 2020

Zac Loughman, Ph.D. is a professor of biology at West Liberty University. In this episode, Zac breaks down his most recent paper: "Utilization of Natural History Information in Evidence based Herpetoculture". We discuss how reptile natural history can be used to develop husbandry practices, where folklore husbandry came...


Dec 23, 2020

In this Round Table discussion, we cover the topic of accessing natural reptile behavior in captivity. Of course, seeing our captive reptiles display natural behavior is the foundation of good husbandry, but the question is which behaviors do we want to see? Surely we do not want every possible natural behavior to be...


Dec 20, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, I chat with Nick Bella a private anaconda keeper, as well as Troy Bumgardner a Zookeeper out of the Denver Zoo. The main focus of our discussion is two-fold: 1) appropriate enclosure size for large constrictors and 2) appropriate feeding, including fasting and food cycling for...


Dec 12, 2020

Sam Perrett of Herp HQ returns to the podcast to discuss the development of an advanced lighting system that he has been working on for the past several months. This system allows for a completely automated light cycle including sunrise/sunset, day length, solar noon, light intensity and temperature, and more! It is...


Dec 6, 2020

Anthony Pierlioni is the Senior Director and Vice President of the TurtleRoom, as well as the host of The Pondcast and Turtley Devoted. In this episode, we discuss turtle conservation including the work done at the TurtleRoom, we cover the importance of communicating effectively with each other through online...