Reptile Room Confessions Podcast
Reptile Room Confessions Podcast
Reptile Room Confessions
Welcome to Reptile Room Confessions. Join your hosts Ryan and Erica McVeigh and Bill and Teresa Bradley as they tackle the conversations we all have when the reptile room door is closed. Together and with their guests, they openly discuss the challenges faced in the reptile hobby, herpetological conservation, veterinary medicine, and zoological institutions. By shining a light on these topics, we can improve our knowledge and understanding of these awesome creatures and the world surrounding them. Time to get real.
Episode 11 - Conservation Confusion
Conservation through captive breeding is a great thing! The problem is that as a hobby, we've misunderstood what conservation really is. On this episode the group speaks with Myke Clarkson of Herpetological Conservation International about wildlife conservation and herpetoculture. Listen in to see how we can make a true difference for the animals we love as the few and the proud that love them.
Aug 27
1 hr 30 min
Episode 10 - Confessions Crew Conversations
This time the crew has an open format episode! While they expected to talk about updates with their animals and lives, the conversation takes a ton or turns. This one is a long one, so buckle in!
Aug 12
2 hr 4 min
Episode 9 - The Dirty Secret of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary medicine for reptiles is a recently new sector in the field. This week, we speak with Dr. Michael Corcoran, President of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians and ask some of the hard questions we all face when it's time to take our pets to the vet. An incredible conversation with so much information, even the hosts just sat there and soaked it in!
Jul 30
1 hr 32 min
Episode 8 - The Importance of Reptile Outreach and Education
There is an extreme misunderstanding about reptiles and how amazing they are. It's up to us as keepers to help the public, our family, our friends, and anyone else around us, learn the truth. It can be done in amazing ways, and it can be done in ways that can destroy our hobby. This week, we discuss the ins and outs of reptile education.
Jul 20
1 hr 52 min
Episode 7 - Our Reptile Freedom Is In Jeopardy!
This episode covers the world of laws and ordinances in the United States with special guest, President of the United States Association of Reptile Keepers, Phil Goss. Listen in to hear how these laws and bans come up, what you can do to get involved, and how you can stay informed. Our Freedom to keep reptiles is at risk every day! Listen in and get informed!
Jul 1
1 hr 30 min
Episode 6 - In Case of Emergency, Don't Break the Glass
In this episode the group discusses different emergency scenarios and how to be best prepared for them. Severe weather, hospitalization, military deployment, even death, all have a lot of pieces to making sure your animals are well cared for when you're not around to do it. Make sure to listen, think, and make a plan to ensure the safety and health of your animals when you're unable to care for them.
Jun 17
1 hr 44 min
Episode 5 - The Balance of Hots in Captivity
Venomous snakes are often a debated topic for any herpetile lovers. Listen in as the crew speak with Megan Villand, Director of Operations for MToxins Venom Lab about keeping reptiles in captivity, what you need to know, and how to do it right.
Jun 3
1 hr 30 min
Episode 4 - Quarantine - A Necessary Precaution for All Keepers
This week, the group talks about the importance of quarantining your new animals away from the rest of your collection. They discuss the why, how, and where, along with other important views and insights you may not have thought about.
May 28
1 hr 24 min
Episode 3 - Minimum Requirements and Doing Better
In this episode we discuss minimum husbandry requirements, how you can do better, and how analyzing the reasons you keep these amazing animals can help direct you to the best way to keep, manage, and enjoy them! This is a touchy and high tension topic that we bring some insight to.
May 6
1 hr 24 min
Episode 2 - Uncommon Beginners and Common Disasters
In this episode, we discuss less known or thought about great starter species, and common species that all too often end in disaster!
Apr 22
1 hr 26 min
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