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Latest Episodes

Herp Politics: USARK & PIJAC

Herp Politics is a fact that everyone; keepers, breeders, and dealers must all accept as a reality in this industry. Legislation is going to happen and has already had significant impacts within our industry. However, the thing that seems to be constantly overlooked as we scan the social networks and news feeds as new organizations are created and members leave other organizations is what this means to the keepers. Rumor and speculation are rampant right now and everyone is interviewing the boards of these organizations to ‘get the facts’ Which is great, we need that, we need to comprehend what has occurred and what the future holds. What we here at the Reptile Apartment Group believe is missing though is this. All of these organizations claim to represent the ‘industry’ and I haven’t really heard much in the way of how we the industry are going to be impacted by this. I mean let’s be honest ‘don’t we have enough soap operas about who screwed who?’ To that end, we decided t...

39 min2013 JAN 9
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Herp Politics: USARK & PIJAC

Two Dads Reptile Benefit for Sandy Hook Elementary

Brandon Fowler of Roaming Reptiles contacted me recently regarding the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school about the reptile industry reaching out the families and showing some community love to the families impacted by the event. He and his partner Eric Johnson are hosting the Two Dads Reptile Benefit for Sandy Hook ElementaryThe Reptile Apartment Group (Herpetoculture House Magazine) specifically donated a one year subscription to the raffle and now we are calling on the entire reptile industry to dig into their facilities pockets and donate. So if you want to take a stand with us please contact Brandon Fowler directly at roamingreptiles@gmail.com

17 min2012 DEC 22
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Two Dads Reptile Benefit for Sandy Hook Elementary

Dr. Booth on Reptile Parthenogenesis

One day while reading various science articles I happened to stumble upon an article that got my attention regarding reptile parthenogenesis. Owning parthenogenetic reptiles myself I was intrigued and read the article. I was floored to learn not only are there more parthenogenetic reptiles than I had thought but they were in captive environments and the implications of this are simply amazing. So I immediately spoke with Jo our Content Director and she set-up the interview with Dr. Warren Booth of University of Tulsa. Now you have the opportunity to not only learn about his incredible paper but you as a herpetoculturist can participate in his research! That’s right folks, he is calling on herpetoculturists to help in his research so what are you waiting for? Listen to the interview and get involved.

50 min2012 DEC 7
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Dr. Booth on Reptile Parthenogenesis

Daniel Noble: Reptile Cognition

// // I think most of us are familiar with the term “The Lizard Brain” or “The Reptile Brain” tossed about in marketing circles and some psychology circles as well. This is from the triune brain theory proposed by physician and neuroscientist Paul D. MacLean in the 1960’s. MacLean claimed theReptilian Complexwas responsible for instinctual behaviors. This theory was later found to be a wanting. Reptile cognition is somewhat a new page in the science books for many people. As reptiles have long been believed to be just an instinctual creature with no other thoughts beyond food, sex, and avoid danger. Today we are speaking with Daniel Noble who tells us that this is not actually the case and that at least one specific species of Skink has the ability to learn! That’s right, learning lizards!

31 min2012 NOV 23
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Daniel Noble: Reptile Cognition

How to Educate People about Rattlesnake Roundups with Zack Stout

Zack Stout has to be one of the youngest advocates speaking his mind about reptile rights today specifically rattlesnake roundups. He came to our attention through his outspoken behaviors as it were because the school principal was called to inform him that he shouldn’t speak of such things in class! Needless to say, we support Zack and his efforts to stop the horror of rattlesnake roundups. We thought it would be great to have Zack on the show to tell us not only his side of the story but also tell us ‘adults’ how we might have greater impact on the upcoming generation of herpetoculturists and herpetologists in our school systems today. So grab a glass of your favorite beverage, sit back, get comfortable and listen to the next generation really tell you how it is. If this strikes a chord with you don’t forget to show your support by dropping Rise Against Rattlesnake Roundups. For more on roundups you can listen these other interviews as well. * Ned Bruha The Skunk Whisperer * R...

20 min2012 NOV 17
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How to Educate People about Rattlesnake Roundups with Zack Stout

Dav Kauffman of Herpers

We caught up with Dav Kauffman at the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo while in Canada and spoke to him about his beginnings in herpetoculture and what he thinks of Rattlesnake Roundups as well as what to expect in the future from Ophis Entertainment.

9 min2012 OCT 27
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Dav Kauffman of Herpers

NatGeo Wild Python Hunters at the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo

Should ever want to draw a crowd to a reptile show invite the Python Hunters from NatGeo Wild. That’s exactly what Grant Crossman did and it was a huge success. Grant also invited Dav Kauffman, Ron Tremper, and myself to all be guest speakers. We of course have spoken with Shawn a few times before. We’ve attempted to get Greg Graziani in The Reptile Living Room before but as business and schedules weren’t matching we took this new opportunity to grab an interview with what we and many others consider the ONLY true reptile program available on television today. Let us make it clear that yes, the show is edited but anyone who remembers the old animal shows like Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom etc. will know right away what we mean. Take the hype and all the hooting and hollering and overacting out and let three friends who are into reptiles like you and ourselves are and well there you go you get the Python Hunters. Did we mention they just went international and take you with them...

13 min2012 OCT 19
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NatGeo Wild Python Hunters at the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo

Grant Crossman of the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo

Grant Crossman of the Canadian Reptile Breeders Exponot only hosts the largest reptile breeders expo in Canada but is also the owner of Port Credit Pets as well as National Reptile Supply and Reptiles Canada forums. In this exclusive interview he tells us how he got started and why he does so much to promote herpetoculture.

10 min2012 OCT 12
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Grant Crossman of the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo

Reptilia Zoo

Reptilia Zoo in Canada is like no other facility I’ve ever had the opportunity to visit. Many would think ‘Reptile Zoo’ and think of ramshackle thrown together enclosures with a staff with less knowledge than a first time keeper. Let me assure you with the likes of Dr. Ngo, Cheryl Sheridan, and Lee Parker at the helm of this incredible facility there is no way this should be thought of as a typical private zoo often portrayed in mass media. For starters listen to this interview then go and see our video we shot Reptilia Zoo.

28 min2012 OCT 5
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Reptilia Zoo

Clint Hill of Gecko Hill

We caught up with Clint Hill of Gecko Hill at the Canada Reptile Breeders Expo for a quick chat about what he has in the works as far as geckos and more.We spoke with Clint Hill about how he came into geckos and discovered not only the usual suspects such as Leopard Geckos but much more.Grab a drink and have a listen.

5 min2012 SEP 28
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Clint Hill of Gecko Hill

Latest Episodes

Herp Politics: USARK & PIJAC

Herp Politics is a fact that everyone; keepers, breeders, and dealers must all accept as a reality in this industry. Legislation is going to happen and has already had significant impacts within our industry. However, the thing that seems to be constantly overlooked as we scan the social networks and news feeds as new organizations are created and members leave other organizations is what this means to the keepers. Rumor and speculation are rampant right now and everyone is interviewing the boards of these organizations to ‘get the facts’ Which is great, we need that, we need to comprehend what has occurred and what the future holds. What we here at the Reptile Apartment Group believe is missing though is this. All of these organizations claim to represent the ‘industry’ and I haven’t really heard much in the way of how we the industry are going to be impacted by this. I mean let’s be honest ‘don’t we have enough soap operas about who screwed who?’ To that end, we decided t...

39 min2013 JAN 9
Comments
Herp Politics: USARK & PIJAC

Two Dads Reptile Benefit for Sandy Hook Elementary

Brandon Fowler of Roaming Reptiles contacted me recently regarding the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school about the reptile industry reaching out the families and showing some community love to the families impacted by the event. He and his partner Eric Johnson are hosting the Two Dads Reptile Benefit for Sandy Hook ElementaryThe Reptile Apartment Group (Herpetoculture House Magazine) specifically donated a one year subscription to the raffle and now we are calling on the entire reptile industry to dig into their facilities pockets and donate. So if you want to take a stand with us please contact Brandon Fowler directly at roamingreptiles@gmail.com

17 min2012 DEC 22
Comments
Two Dads Reptile Benefit for Sandy Hook Elementary

Dr. Booth on Reptile Parthenogenesis

One day while reading various science articles I happened to stumble upon an article that got my attention regarding reptile parthenogenesis. Owning parthenogenetic reptiles myself I was intrigued and read the article. I was floored to learn not only are there more parthenogenetic reptiles than I had thought but they were in captive environments and the implications of this are simply amazing. So I immediately spoke with Jo our Content Director and she set-up the interview with Dr. Warren Booth of University of Tulsa. Now you have the opportunity to not only learn about his incredible paper but you as a herpetoculturist can participate in his research! That’s right folks, he is calling on herpetoculturists to help in his research so what are you waiting for? Listen to the interview and get involved.

50 min2012 DEC 7
Comments
Dr. Booth on Reptile Parthenogenesis

Daniel Noble: Reptile Cognition

// // I think most of us are familiar with the term “The Lizard Brain” or “The Reptile Brain” tossed about in marketing circles and some psychology circles as well. This is from the triune brain theory proposed by physician and neuroscientist Paul D. MacLean in the 1960’s. MacLean claimed theReptilian Complexwas responsible for instinctual behaviors. This theory was later found to be a wanting. Reptile cognition is somewhat a new page in the science books for many people. As reptiles have long been believed to be just an instinctual creature with no other thoughts beyond food, sex, and avoid danger. Today we are speaking with Daniel Noble who tells us that this is not actually the case and that at least one specific species of Skink has the ability to learn! That’s right, learning lizards!

31 min2012 NOV 23
Comments
Daniel Noble: Reptile Cognition

How to Educate People about Rattlesnake Roundups with Zack Stout

Zack Stout has to be one of the youngest advocates speaking his mind about reptile rights today specifically rattlesnake roundups. He came to our attention through his outspoken behaviors as it were because the school principal was called to inform him that he shouldn’t speak of such things in class! Needless to say, we support Zack and his efforts to stop the horror of rattlesnake roundups. We thought it would be great to have Zack on the show to tell us not only his side of the story but also tell us ‘adults’ how we might have greater impact on the upcoming generation of herpetoculturists and herpetologists in our school systems today. So grab a glass of your favorite beverage, sit back, get comfortable and listen to the next generation really tell you how it is. If this strikes a chord with you don’t forget to show your support by dropping Rise Against Rattlesnake Roundups. For more on roundups you can listen these other interviews as well. * Ned Bruha The Skunk Whisperer * R...

20 min2012 NOV 17
Comments
How to Educate People about Rattlesnake Roundups with Zack Stout

Dav Kauffman of Herpers

We caught up with Dav Kauffman at the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo while in Canada and spoke to him about his beginnings in herpetoculture and what he thinks of Rattlesnake Roundups as well as what to expect in the future from Ophis Entertainment.

9 min2012 OCT 27
Comments
Dav Kauffman of Herpers

NatGeo Wild Python Hunters at the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo

Should ever want to draw a crowd to a reptile show invite the Python Hunters from NatGeo Wild. That’s exactly what Grant Crossman did and it was a huge success. Grant also invited Dav Kauffman, Ron Tremper, and myself to all be guest speakers. We of course have spoken with Shawn a few times before. We’ve attempted to get Greg Graziani in The Reptile Living Room before but as business and schedules weren’t matching we took this new opportunity to grab an interview with what we and many others consider the ONLY true reptile program available on television today. Let us make it clear that yes, the show is edited but anyone who remembers the old animal shows like Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom etc. will know right away what we mean. Take the hype and all the hooting and hollering and overacting out and let three friends who are into reptiles like you and ourselves are and well there you go you get the Python Hunters. Did we mention they just went international and take you with them...

13 min2012 OCT 19
Comments
NatGeo Wild Python Hunters at the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo

Grant Crossman of the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo

Grant Crossman of the Canadian Reptile Breeders Exponot only hosts the largest reptile breeders expo in Canada but is also the owner of Port Credit Pets as well as National Reptile Supply and Reptiles Canada forums. In this exclusive interview he tells us how he got started and why he does so much to promote herpetoculture.

10 min2012 OCT 12
Comments
Grant Crossman of the Canadian Reptile Breeders Expo

Reptilia Zoo

Reptilia Zoo in Canada is like no other facility I’ve ever had the opportunity to visit. Many would think ‘Reptile Zoo’ and think of ramshackle thrown together enclosures with a staff with less knowledge than a first time keeper. Let me assure you with the likes of Dr. Ngo, Cheryl Sheridan, and Lee Parker at the helm of this incredible facility there is no way this should be thought of as a typical private zoo often portrayed in mass media. For starters listen to this interview then go and see our video we shot Reptilia Zoo.

28 min2012 OCT 5
Comments
Reptilia Zoo

Clint Hill of Gecko Hill

We caught up with Clint Hill of Gecko Hill at the Canada Reptile Breeders Expo for a quick chat about what he has in the works as far as geckos and more.We spoke with Clint Hill about how he came into geckos and discovered not only the usual suspects such as Leopard Geckos but much more.Grab a drink and have a listen.

5 min2012 SEP 28
Comments
Clint Hill of Gecko Hill
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