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Reptile Radio Australia

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We discuss all facets of Australian reptiles and reptile keeping! Your Hosts: Peter Birch ( Author: The Complete Children's Python, ECO Herpetological Publishing & Distribution, 2013.) Owner and operator at "Colourful Critters' since 2005. He runs his facility from his family home, nestled on 8 acres in the tranquil Ourimbah Valley on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. The whole collection was recently re-located from the main house to its new purpose facility in early 2012. The move was daunting as breeding season was coming and we were worried about the snakes settling in as they had been in the same place for 11 years and if the temperatures of the new facility would be the same but as it turned out the snakes didn't mind the upgrade and it has been one of the best seasons so far. Meyndert Bornman ( Author: Colour and Pattern Mutations of Australian Pythons, Keeping and Breeding Australian Pythons, Mike Swan Herp. Books, 2007.) Meyndert grew up in South Africa. He has held a keen interest in animals since he was a young boy. This interest focused more and more on reptiles over the last 25 years and has an overwhelming passion and obsession. He studied for a Bachelor of Science degree over three years, majoring in Zoology and Botany. He then proceeded to obtain an Honours degree the following year in Zoology. Meyndert bred many of the giant python species during his formative years in South Africa and he specialised in genetic colour and pattern variations. Meyndert currently resides in Melbourne, Australia, where he operates and owns a large scale reptile breeding facility at a professional level. He also operates a specialised on-line reptile husbandry product shop called PrecisionReptileGear.com. Meyndert and his wife Nicole hosted the 1st Annual Australian Reptile Mutation Breeders Conference in February of 2013.

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Peter, Meynies and Troy, will be getting down to the basics in tonights show. What do you get for a first reptile? Where do you strart looking for a first reptile? What do you look for in a first reptile? How do you know an animal is healthy?... more

Jonathan started keeping herps at 13, rapidly filling his parents house with banks of enclosures. He became interested in elapids and after harassing virtually every elapid keeper in QLD, his enthusiasm landed him a job at Venom Supplies in... more

We are covering a whole heap of things in tonights show. Our guest is Trent Rennex. Trent was born in 1973 and grew up in Brisbane until he was 12, then moved to Maroochydore, Sunshine coast. Trent has always been an animal... more

We are talking to the guys from Squamata concepts on today's show. John Adragna has bee keeping Varanus species since 1990. He has recently expanded his interests into Hognose snakes and various other species. His partner in... more

Peter, Meynies and Troy, discuss the events of 2013! This should be a very laid back show with many laughs. We will also discuss exciting things that we have hatched! Don't miss out on the last show for 2013

Peter and Meyndert are discussing Knobtail geckos on tonight's show! KnobtailGeckos.com.au specialises in the Nephrurus complex of geckos. Gavin Mellin ( Sydney) has had an interest in reptiles and animals since he was... more

Peter and Troy will be discusing the recent success of the Scales and Tails Festival in Ipswich as well as other activities that have kept the team busy for the last couple of weeks.

On tonights show, we will be chatting to a few of our sponsors. We will cover a few new and upcoming husbandry products in the reptile hobby. Scott Owen from Virides will be discussing his companies new data entry system. QR2id will... more

Tonights show, is all about answering your questions. If you wanted to add any question for us to answer, please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/ReptileRadioAustralia?ref=hl

Damian Hyde is a passionate reptile enthusiast who has been collecting and breeding reptiles for the past 20+ years including Elapids, Turtles, Pythons and the odd frog. Damian started Reptile Connexion in 2006 and tries to give... more