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The Animals at Home Network

Apr 24, 2021

There is an opportunity for innovation and new leadership in the reptile hobby! Over the past few years, we have seen species diversity plummet, morph diversity boom, and industrialized care become a norm. Herpetoculture has reached a period of stagnation. Lack of innovation, creativity, and value is cannon fodder for...


Apr 18, 2021

Tanner Serpa of SerpaDesign is one of the most well know herpetoculture-related channels on YouTube. In this episode, we discuss the art of herpetoculture, how to create dramatic and visually appealing vivaria, how Tanner got started with vivarium building and YouTube, creating a stunning animal room, and...


Apr 11, 2021

Cohabiting reptiles is often a “blacklisted” practice in herpetoculture. Many Facebook groups prohibit discussion of cohabiting and will ban members who dare to bring it up! Is cohabiting as evil as it is made out to be? In today’s episode, Francis Cosquieri, Lori Torrini, Joseph Brabin, and Liam Sinclair discuss...


Apr 4, 2021

Ryan Dumas is the Head Keeper of the Herpetology and Fish section at the Cincinnati Zoo and a long-time reptile keeper. In this episode, we discuss keeping reptile species that are meaningful to the keeper, life as a reptile zookeeper, and environmental enrichment. Ryan also breaks down an animal wellness rating system...