Exploring ethical captive management of reptiles & amphibians through the lens of biological science, conservation, and human nature. The Animals at Home Network is a nature-based podcast network and is currently the home of several podcast programs: The Animals at Home Podcast hosted by Dillon Perron, Animals Everywhere hosted by Bryce Broom, Reptiles & Research Podcast hosted by Liam Sinclair and Ellie Hills, and Project Herpetoculture hosted by Phillip Lietz and Roy Arthur Blodgett. Each show on the network brings all members of the reptile community together to discuss breeding, reptile husbandry, scientific research, wildlife conservation, and more!
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 others do not? Ball python care has many layers and in this video, we try to peel some of those layers back.
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Adam Trimmings is a UK zookeeper and breeder of rare and expensive forest dragons such as Boyd’s forest dragon (Lophosaurus boydii) and the Indonesian forest dragon (Lophosaurus dilophus). He also breeds Abronia, green tree pythons and blue tree monitors! In this episode we dive into their peculiar care requirements and discuss thermoregulation vs thermoconforming. We also cover the troubles with breeding some niche and nerdy species within the UK reptile hobby and the challenges that brings.