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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. Meyndert believes that educating keepers in the proper husbandry and care of reptiles, is t

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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

Dr Shane Simpson is the co-owner of Karingal Veterinary Hospital located in Frankston, Melbourne. As one of the busiest reptile vets in the country he is probably better known as "The Reptile Doctor". Dr Simpson regularly lectures to... more

Bearded dragons are arguably one of the worlds favourite reptile pets. We will be discussing these intriguing lizards with one of Australia's up and coming herpetoculturists, Laura Addy. Laura's Biography: 'My name is Laura Addy, I am... more

We are discussing Turtles on tonight's show. Andrew Pardey is an avid turtle breeder and keeper from NSW. It's about time that we had animals of the shelled variety on the show! Andrew currently owns 8 ponds with turtles in them and... more

This week we talk Blackheaded Pythons with Tyron from T's BHP's. He started keeping reptiles back in 1996. At one point he had up to 200 animals and decided to scale down his collection around 4 years ago, to a manageable size... more

In this week's show we are interviewing Peter Birch. Peter Birch is the Author of The Complete Children's Python, ECO Herpetological Publishing & Distribution, 2013. Peter is the owner and operator at "Colourful Critters' since 2005. He... more

We had so much fun on the show this week, that we decided to have him on again! Troy Kuligowski has been part of the Australian reptile hobby for the past 17 years. Troy has kept and bred most of the python species that... more

We will be discussing Reptile Reproduction and Incubation in tonights show. Your hosts along with a couple of other mystery guests, will cover a breeders season in detail. We will look at maternal and artificial incubation! Different methods of... more

We will be discussing Venom extraction, with John Mostyn this week. John is the Manager of the Venom Section at the Australian Reptile Park in Gosford, NSW. John's job involves the maintenance of a large collection of native and exotic... more