27: Reptelligence

Can reptiles be trained? It is commonly believed that reptiles are not capable of complex learning or behavior.  Peter Amelia is the Director of Training and Media at Reptelligence, an organization that promotes low-stress handling, husbandry, veterinary care, and housing for reptiles living in human care, with a focus on the use of behavioral and environmental enrichment and training through positive reinforcement.

In the episode, Peter explains the techniques used to target train snakes as well as methods for safely using puzzle feeders to enrich your reptiles meal time! This episode will re-define your idea of the mental capacity of reptiles.

Foundations of Snake Training by Reptelligence: https://www.facebook.com/groups/foundationsinsnaketraining/

Understanding Snake Body Langauge: https://reptileintelligence.blogspot.com/2018/03/understanding-snake-body-language.html

Target Training- Pine Snake

Puzzle Feeder- Eastern Indigo Snake

Here is a video clip of the African Grey Parrot Peter mentioned in the episode:

27: Reptelligence

AHH Conference 2019

Don't forget to check out the Advancing Herpetological Husbandry Conference in New Mexico Sept 27-28th!

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