The Animals at Home Podcast

18 EpisodesProduced by Dillon Perron

If you have a passion for animals, then you are going to love this podcast! This show brings all members of the animal community, from pet hobbyists to wildlife experts, together under one roof to discuss anything and everything animal related. Listen to experts talk about reptiles, mammals, fish, b… read more

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18: Do Crows have Funerals? | Kaeli Swift, Ph.D.

March 15th, 2019


Kaeli Swift, Ph.D. joins us today to discuss her research on a genus of bird you are certainly familiar with. The genus is Corvus and birds within this genus include, crows, ravens, rooks, and jackdaws. In the episode …

17: Steve Irwin's Legacy | Sterrin's Wild World

March 1st, 2019


Sterrin Smalbrugge is a Dutch ecologist and herpetologist, you may recognize her social media handle @sterrinswildworld. After learning of the death …

16: Saving the Iguana you've Never Heard of | Renata Carlseen

February 15th, 2019


This episode we are chatting with Renata Carlseen of Reptile Function. Renata specializes in Cyculra (Rock Iguanas) and Delicatissima (Lesser …

15: Black Dragons, Virgin Births & Hybrids | Cory Aymar

February 1st, 2019


This week our guest is Cory Aymar of Toothless Reptiles! Toothless Reptiles is a Varanus Salvator Water Monitor breeding operation in California specializing in Black Dragons i.e. melanistic water monitors. Cory is an …

14: Starting a Rainforest Conservancy From Scratch | Jana Bell

January 18th, 2019


Jana Bell is the Founder of the Amazon Rainforest Conservancy (ARC). In 2011, Jana traveled to South America and for the first time, visited the …

13: Working with Venomous Snakes | Kristen Wiley

January 3rd, 2019


This week we are talking venom with the Director of the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, Kristen Wiley! The Kentucky Reptile Zoo is owned and operation by Kristen and her husband, Jim Harrison, and is home to one of the largest …

12: Fastest Growing Reptile YouTube Channel in History? | Snake Discovery

December 21st, 2018


On this episode, Dillon interviews the star of most Snake Discovery videos, Emily. During the interview, Emily tells Dillon, the host, that the channel has completely taken on a life of its own, and its current state is …

11: The Red-eared Slider Problem | Marc Ouellette

December 7th, 2018


Marc Ouellette is the founder of Little Res Q, a reptile rescue based out of Ontario, Canada. Little Res Q specializes in Red-eared slider turtles. In the episode, Marc and I discuss the basics of Red-eared slider care, …

10: Do Iguanas Make Good Pets? | Robin Small

November 22nd, 2018


Robin Small is the human behind the Instagram account and blog: Ontario Iguanas. In the episode, we discuss Robin's iguana collection, the basics of …

9: Fish Saved My Life- The king of DIY | Joey Mullen

November 9th, 2018


Joey Mullen, aka The king of DIY has joined me for today’s episode! Joey’s life was in a dark place when the fish hobby inspired him to make a …

8: Enrichment for Reptiles & My Opinion of Brian Barczyk

October 26th, 2018


Today's episode is all about environmental enrichment for your reptiles! In the episode I layout the thought process I used when trying to determine if the statement below is true or false.

Reptiles require …

7: Life as a Herpetologist | Dr. Jen Moore

October 12th, 2018


Today, Dr. Jen Moore also known as @DrReptilia on Twitter joined me for a chat! Dr. Moore is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at …

6: Overcoming a Fear of Insects | Nancy Miorelli

September 28th, 2018


Today's episode is with Nancy Miorelli, also known as "SciBugs" on social media. Nancy is an entomologist living in Ecuador and possesses a truly …

5: Strict Rules for Keeping Reptiles in Australia | Kyle Chalmers

September 14th, 2018


Olympic gold medalist and reptile enthusiast, Kyle Chalmers joined me on the podcast today! Kyle runs the Instagram account @KC_Critters, which …

4: From the Circus to Reptile YouTuber | JossersJungle

September 14th, 2018


This episode I am joined by Laerke Rosenberg aka Josser of the popular YouTube channel, JossersJungle! Jossers’ YouTube channel has grown to +40k …

3: Ethics of Breeding and Keeping Reptiles | TC Houston

August 22nd, 2018


Thinking about starting a breeding project? Then this is a must listen! Our guest this week is TC Houston of Reptile Mountain. TC is a former professional AZA zookeeper and a Blue Tongue Skink breeder with 30 years of …

2: Don't keep reptiles as pets

July 26th, 2018


In this episode, Dillon breaks down the philosophy that guide’s both his animal care and online endeavors (YouTube, Blog, and Podcast). His philosophy is simple: The better the care, the more the animal will display …

1: Who Am I?

July 25th, 2018


This episode is an introduction of both the Animals at Home Podcast as well as some background information on the host, Dillon Perron. In this episode, Dillon discusses the fundamental purpose of the podcast, and what …

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