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The Animals at Home Network

May 30, 2021

In the episode, Dan Liebel tells us the story of his 22-year-old, 16' 3" long albino Burmese python, Samantha, who suddenly died in 2019. Dan had suspicions that Samantha was likely slightly overweight so he decided to perform a necropsy. He detailed his findings in a Facebook post that immediately went viral. This...


May 20, 2021

Ralph Till is one of the premier breeders of the critically endangered Egyptian Tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) in the USA. In this episode, we discuss why Ralph chose to work with this species, their husbandry and breeding protocols, why they are critically endangered in their native range, and how private breeders...


May 16, 2021

Chelsea Isdaner and her husband, Andrew operate Smoldering Serpents, a small-scale snake breeding project out of North Carolina. In the episode, we discuss their diverse group of snakes, DIY enclosures, and the process of advancing husbandry. Chelsea also talks about how she successfully breeds snakes in...


May 9, 2021

Chaz Thompson is the owner of the well-known UK-based Reptile Shop, Snakes 'N' Adders. Chaz also runs and regularly posts videos to the Snakes 'N' Adders YouTube channel which includes videos on ecology, snake anatomy, understanding Latin names, and much more. In the episode, Chaz breaks down the philosophy he uses...


May 2, 2021

In today’s Round Table we are joined by Troy Goldberg, Mike Tytula, and Nick Mark to discuss vivarium plants. In the episode, we cover substrate and drainage, lighting, fertilizer, microfauna including how to eradicate annoying hitchhikers such as fungus gnats and millipedes, how to use fungus to promote plant...