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50: Koalas (and how we can help them)

50: Koalas (and how we can help them)

Hello CritterCast friends and family! It’s EPISODE 50 (can you believe it?) and Cassie and Koreena are back with a full episode. This one is jam packed. We knew we wanted to do something special and since Australia has been struggling with some pretty nasty bush fires for a few weeks, it only seemed right to talk about Koalas.

But in true CritterCast fashion, we had to dive deep to find out really what the threat is to Australian wildlife and what are responsible ways we can help. See the new tab on our website with some of the organizations we feel best about donating to. This episode also features a promo from our friends at the Hidden Wings and Bloodlust Podcast!

49: So You Got a New Pet?

49: So You Got a New Pet?

It’s Episode 49 and Cassie and Koreena are welcoming the New Year by passing along some tips for new pet owners. Whether you purchased or adopted a new pet and whether that pet is a hermit crab or horse….these are some general tips to help ease that transition and set yourself up for success.¬†As proud pet parents, this topic is near and dear to our hearts and we’re always happy to spread that love on.

Featuring information about adoptable turtle Timmy at the Elk Grove Animal Shelter.

48: Reindeer (Again?)

48: Reindeer (Again?)

Hey CritterCast fam! So it’s a little bit of a cheat to call this Episode 48 because technically it’s not a BRAND new episode. It was originally released as Episode 24 last December. But we did make some edits and even wrote a brand new intro specifically for it. So we’re calling it 48. This episode, all about reindeer, is now FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Excuse the differing audio quality, as the audio from 2018 was recorded with a different mic and different set up. We’ve grown and learned a lot which is cool to hear. Happy Holidays!

47: “Pit bulls”

47: “Pit bulls”

Hello CritterCast listeners! We’re back and we’re sorry for the little delay in getting this episode out to you. Thanksgiving and family time just didn’t lend to recording, and we never remember to record ahead. But we’re making it up to you with this extra long and extra special episode all about “Pitbulls” (aka any blocky-headed dog falling under several different possible breeds and mixes). What’s up with them? Do we like them? (spoiler: yes we do) Should we believe the myths about them? And who are some of our favorites?

We feature great talking points from Animal Farm Foundation, BADRAP Rescue, and Your Pitbull and You. Plus our “Feature an Adoptable Pet” segment is back with some updates and we’ve got a promo from the Woof Life Show. Don’t miss this episode.

46: Harpy Eagles

46: Harpy Eagles

Cassie and Koreena are back at it again with another episode, episode 46 to be exact! This week we’re taking back to the skies to find out the cold, hard facts about Harpy Eagles. You may never have seen one of these massive Amazonian birds, but we bet you’ve seen some of the characters inspired by them. If you saw one you might run away terrified, but let’s demystify them and find out just what makes those big wings flap!

45: Mexican Mole Lizards

45: Mexican Mole Lizards

We’re so excited to present our CritterCast fam with Episode 45 of CritterCast!! This episode we’re learning all about an animal that we really had never heard of until we started researching: the Mexican Mole Lizard. Now this little weirdo looks like a cross between a worm and a snake but it’s neither. To find out all the details on this underground, slithering, cutie listen in to episode 45.

This episode also includes a promo from our friends at Just the Zoo of Us, another animal-themed podcast that you can find here: https://www.justthezooofus.com/

 

Reptile Show FAQs

Reptile Show FAQs

Hello lovelies! We just finished a super busy weekend at the Sacramento Reptile Show and instead of giving you a rushed episode, we chose to sit down and have a chat about Reptile Shows/Expos. What can you expect? If you are going to buy a new pet, what should you prepare? What are some Dos and Don’ts? We talk about it all! And stay tuned because you’ll get a full episode in normal CritterCast fashion NEXT week!

42: Raccoons

42: Raccoons

CritterCast fans, we were super excited to bring this episode to you. Raccoons might just be the very definition of the word “critter” so they obviously have a very special place in our hearts. Everyone has an opinion of raccoons: major pest or adorable potential pet. BUT how much do you actually know about these mammals? In this hour long extravaganza we’re going to attempt to get through at least the basics of what raccoons are, why they have a complicated relationship with people, and why you should love and respect them. Plus we give a special shout out to the Cult of Domesticity podcast and make announcements about the Sacramento Reptile Show!

41: Blue Tongue Skinks (Tiliqua Scincoides Intermedia)

41: Blue Tongue Skinks (Tiliqua Scincoides Intermedia)

So we went to the San Jose Reptile Show and Cassie realized we had NEVER done an episode on Blue Tongue Skinks? How? How did we get 41 episodes into this podcast and never touch on one of our FAVORITE reptiles? This episode we remedy that and give you a quick peak into the world of the chillest, chonkiest of lizards. Though they may seem snake-like to the average onlooker, Blue Tongue Skinks are definitely lizards. Take that taxonomy!

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40: Hagfish

40: Hagfish

Episode 40! Can you believe it? We sure can’t! This episode we’re discussing a….fish???? Maybe, maybe not. You’ll have to listen to find out. We picked this critter thanks to a suggestion from our friends at the Fish Nerds Podcast. And boy are we so glad that they suggested it! This weird and wacky critter is right in the wheelhouse of things we like to talk about. We battle with our old nemesis taxonomy as we try to figure out if hagfish (with their lack of vertebral columns) are actually fish at all.

We also feature a promo from our friends at the STEM Fatale Podcast, so be sure to check them out if you love science and especially ladies in science!