What Were You Thinking - All About Exotic Pets & Animals You Can Keep As A Pet - Pets & Animals On Pet Life Radio (petliferad

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Sinopsis

An exotic pet is a rare or unusual creature kept as a pet, or a creature kept as a pet which is not commonly thought of as a pet.The definition is an evolving one; some rodents, reptiles, and amphibians have become firmly enough established in the world of animal fancy to no longer be considered exotic. Sometimes any unique or wild-looking pet (including common domestic animals such as the ferret and the domestic rat) is called an exotic pet. "Exotic" may also be used for a species which is non-indigenous to the owner's locale.Many major pet stores and service providers (such as veterinary insurance carriers or online retailers) tend to classify any animal besides cats, dogs, or fish as "exotic". Learn all about exotic pets on Pet Life Radio.

Episodios

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 15 The Zero-Degree Weather Show

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 15 The Zero-Degree Weather Show

    30/01/2008 Duración: 36min

    Bob and Linda had intended to talk about African grey parrots the whole half-hour. But everything seems harder to accomplish when the weather is cold, and it’s zero degrees in Michigan. So, instead of rambling on about the greys, they discuss the drudgery of doing winter duck chores, while Bob reports a successful heater installation in the barn to safely keep poultry and waterfowl spirits up. Linda tells of a woodpecker population explosion on the ‘suet tree’ outside the back door and follows up on last week’s mouse report. Finally, Bob and Linda describe the cheap and easy parrot toys they’ve been making just in time to bring the show to an end as outdoor temperatures climb to a balmy 12 degrees. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -The Zero-Degree Weather Show, with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 14 Pests, Pests, and More Pests

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 14 Pests, Pests, and More Pests

    18/01/2008 Duración: 34min

    It’s an episode you’ll be telling your great, great grandchildren you heard! Book Character Bill Holm (featured in Bob’s books Enslaved by Ducks and Fowl Weather) hijacks the show with the help of Marcia Davis, under the guise of offering suggestions to increase Bob’s audience. They lock Bob out of his house and exclude animals from the first half of the episode. In the second half, Bob and Linda apologize for Bill and Marcia’s pesky intrusion and spend the remainder of the show discussing animal pests. Bob reads a short selection from Fowl Weather about a mouse nest in their dining room, Linda talks about mice eating her car’s O2 sensors, and the episode wraps up with the tale of the sighting of Nosy, an unusual short-tailed shrew. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Pests, Pests, and More Pests, with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 13 Duck Diapers, Boas, and Geckoes

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 13 Duck Diapers, Boas, and Geckoes

    09/01/2008 Duración: 32min

    Bob invited April Rousseau on What Were You Thinking? to talk about her pet ball pythons and fat-tailed gecko. Instead, Bob and April open the show discussing duck diapers. Yes, such things do exist, and April knows all about intimate apparel for waterfowl. In addition to the lizards that light up her life, she also keeps an indoor white Pekin duck named Kamikaze Duck, or KD duck, for short. In addition to giving us the lowdown on KD’s personal habits, April describes the eating predilections of pythons and geckoes and explains why you should never leave crickets in the cage with your gecko for an extended length of time. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Duck Diapers, Boas, and Geckoes, with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 12 A Healer for House Pigeons on Pet Life Radio

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 12 A Healer for House Pigeons on Pet Life Radio

    05/01/2008 Duración: 32min

    Like most people, Edie Britt had a negative attitude toward pigeons. But she changed her mind as soon as she took in her first one as a pet and discovered its affectionate nature and intelligence. That bird led to many others. Edie releases the wild pigeons that can be rehabbed, finds home for others, and keeps a few in her home to spoil. In her interview with Bob, she also talks about her collared doves (also known as ring-necks) plus her unusual gifts as a psychic medium, which help her to communicate with injured animals. This Edie Britt is no ‘desperate housewife.’ She’s a healer for house pigeons and a dove’s best friend. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -A Healer for House Pigeons, with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 11 Janets Ark

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 11 Janet's Ark

    19/12/2007 Duración: 34min

    We don't know if Noah brought fish aboard his fabled ark, but when Linda and Bob visited Janet Twesten's house, they marveled at her saltwater and freshwater aquariums. (Or did Noah pluralize them 'aquaria'?) Linda talks to Janet about her fish and marine invertebrates, inquires about her lizard pets, and straight from the horse's mouth gets the skinny on her smarty–pants equine pets. Who knew that horses were such accomplished escape artists, or that they played tricks on one another? It's a full house at Janet's — and we haven't even mentioned her pet birds. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Janet's Ark , with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 10 Orriel The Oriole

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 10 Orriel The Oriole

    10/12/2007 Duración: 39min

    What would an aria sound like if a chicken sang opera? This isn’t a rhetorical question. Classically trained vocalist Orriel Smith joins Bob to crow about her CD, “The World’s Favorite Cluckoratura Arias,” which interprets classical operatic selections as a hen -- and in one case, as a hen and a cat -- might have performed them. Orriel also talks about her folk singing years in the flower power era, her appearance as a harem girl on “The Jack Benny Show,” getting dragged around by German shepherds in a movie, plus other weird and wonderful topics. You’ll thrill to snippets from her “Cluckoratura” CD. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Orriel The Oriole , with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 09 Bird Rehab

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 09 Bird Rehab

    21/11/2007 Duración: 39min

    Not everybody can have a pet. Maybe you live in the frigid north and move to a condo in the Caribbean every winter. That means you probably don’t own a cat, dog, or one of the great apes. Or maybe you just don’t want the responsibility of a year-round pet. Bob and Linda Tarte sympathize, and on this week’s show they talk about a way to get involved with birds on a short-term basis. Each summer, Linda helps the Wildlife Rehab Center raise and release orphan songbirds. (Bob helps a little.) Some birds are easy to raise and don’t require a permit. Others are a bit trickier. Hear the story of ‘Big Boy,’ the Red-bellied Woodpecker who still drops by for a visit, and the juvenile Green Heron that didn’t want to fly. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Bird Rehab , with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 08 Going Whole Hog

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 08 Going Whole Hog

    16/11/2007 Duración: 31min

    This week, Linda hogs the entire show with her interview of Helen Tucker, who talks about her Ossabaw Island hogs, Dusty and Rusty, which she obtained from George Washington's birthplace. These smaller-than-average pigs are a heritage breed which dates back 400 years when the Spanish first brought them to the New World. Fewer than 200 breeding pairs are known to exist today. And speaking of pigs, more of less, Helen also tells Linda about her Hog Island sheep, a very hardy domesticated breed once widespread in the Colonial Era but extremely rare today. Helen entertains Linda with tales of runaway pigs and tips on feeding Popsicles to a hog. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Going Whole Hog , with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 07 Slow But Steady Wins the Race

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 07 Slow But Steady Wins the Race

    06/11/2007 Duración: 31min

    Do you root for the tortoise or the hare? This week turtles get their due as Bob interviews Lisa Frankland, the secretary of the Rio Grande Turtle and Tortoise Club [http:// www.rgttc.org]. Lisa talks about turtles as pets, including her Ornate Box Turtles and Red Eared Sliders, plus her Bearded Dragon and Kenyan Sand Boa. You’ll want a turtle of your own after spending a few minutes with Lisa. After the interview, Bob asks his wife Linda, how many mistakes can he make in a single show? Listen to his ‘outtakes’ with Lisa, and grit your teeth as he blunders even more. Why is this man on Internet radio? Because, clearly, he doesn’t belong on the airwaves. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Slow But Steady Wins the Race , with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 06 Happy Rehab Habitat

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 06 Happy Rehab Habitat

    31/10/2007 Duración: 35min

    This week, Bob visits the Wildlife Rehab Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and gets a tour from Executive Director Peg Markle. Peg shows Bob some of the animals that she’s caring for, including an injured Great Blue Heron and Red-eared Slider turtle. After showing Bob around, Peg shows off husband Roger’s latest pet, an African Spurred Tortoise. Back at the Tarte house, Bob and Linda talk about some of the juvenile migratory birds that they have raised and released under sub-permit from the Wildlife Rehab Center. Bob asks that listeners consider donating money to the Center, so that Peg and Roger can continue their much needed work. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Happy Rehab Habitat , with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 05 Along Came A Spider

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 05 Along Came A Spider

    25/10/2007 Duración: 31min

    Don’t squash that spider. It just needs a little love. Wade Harrell has been keeping invertebrates as pets for thirty-four years and first started keeping tarantulas fifteen years ago. He is the current president of the American Tarantula Society and keeps more than a hundred tarantulas and other arthropods in his basement. Just in time for Halloween, he joins Bob to talk about why tarantulas make good pets and also discusses the habits of the really big spiders that Bob has been seeing in his woods in West Michigan. Bob’s wife Linda shares her horrific story of her close encounter with one of those same really big spiders. Spooky! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Along Came A Spider, with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 04 Do The Zoo, with Brian OMalley

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 04 Do The Zoo, with Brian O'Malley

    16/10/2007 Duración: 33min

    Maybe you don’t want a pet monkey smoking your cigars while swinging from the drapes. You might not even want a parrot eating the woodwork. One way of satisfying your craving for exotic critters without having pets of your own is volunteering at your local zoo. Brian O’Malley describes his volunteer duties at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. Brian feeds macaws and sloths, raises crickets, and stays out of the way of large, serpent-like fish called arapaimas. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Do The Zoo, with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 03 What Were You Thinking - Shhh... Were Talkin Wabbits

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 03 What Were You Thinking - Shhh... We're Talkin' Wabbits

    03/10/2007 Duración: 34min

    Proving that you don’t have to be cwazy to have a wabbit in the house, reassuringly normal Utah artist Julie Jacobsen shares her memories of family bunny Skoobit. Bob and Linda talk about traits to consider before taking home a rabbit, and why two bunnies are better than one, even if they don’t get along. Bob uses the skit that opens the show as a valuable lesson in how not to do a podcast. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Shhh... We're Talkin' Wabbits, with Bob Tarte

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 02 What Were You Thinking - The Crazy Critter Lady

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 02 What Were You Thinking - The Crazy Critter Lady

    23/09/2007 Duración: 32min

    Bob Tarte phones Kelly Meister, the Crazy Critter Lady (www.crazycritterlady.com), and she talks about how she takes care of other people's ducks that were dumped at Miller's Pond in Perrysburg, Ohio. (To see Kelly in action, visit BobTarte.com and watch the Duck Man vs. the Crazy Critter Lady video.) After the interview with Kelly, Bob's wife Linda describes the kind of care and housing that pet ducks require. Ducks make great pets, but you have to accommodate them properly. My Podcast Alley feed! {pca-1ee38f8cd217d02b1904fc886061f600} My Odeo Channel (odeo/ec9a42c1e6616bf0) More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -The Crazy Critter Lady -with Bob Tarte on PetLifeRadio.com

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 01 What Were You Thinking - From Pet-Free to Forty

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 01 What Were You Thinking - From Pet-Free to Forty

    18/09/2007 Duración: 31min

    On the premiere episode of What Were You Thinking?, author Bob Tarte (Enslaved by Ducks, Fowl Weather) and his wife Linda talk about how they went from a blissful, pet-free existence to a life of constant demand from over 40 animals. They discuss some of their first animals and extol the virtues of doves as companion birds. Linda explains how you can be a part of the show and share your experiences with birds, reptiles, guinea pigs, rabbits, tarantulas, rats… you name it! More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -From Pet-Free to Forty -with Bob Tarte on PetLifeRadio.com

  • PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 00 Welcome to What Were You Thinking?

    PetLifeRadio.com - Episode 00 Welcome to "What Were You Thinking?"

    18/09/2007 Duración: 07min

    Bob Tarte welcomes everyone to his new show, "What Were You Thinking" about exotic pets, and gives a preview of what to expect in upcoming episodes. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast -Introduction- Welcome To "What Were You Thinking" with Bob Tarte

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