I definitely agree. He basically led in the way we keep animals like ball pythons, because that is the one of the main places we go for information. Probably him and the good ol’ Steve Irwin. I used to get on the TV as a kid when his show would go on every day. It made me so sad when he passed away due to a stingray. That and Wild Kratts
My goal is to make my own Caramel Pied for myself. It’s just a goal of putting my absolute favorite morphs together. One was produced this year and it only makes me more hyped that I’ll get the chance to one day work with it
I think I’m going with Kevin, his work on socialisation is the absolute best information out there in the whole hobby, without a close second. But the issue is that these lessons are usually served in bitesize portions throughout 1000s of videos. If he started a full netflix series dedicated to solely socialising animals I think very few people wouldn’t tune in. I’d pay really good money to spend a week with him just taking notes.
Two people I feel needs a special mention are Travis and Warren Booth. If you go back to the very beginning of the Internet you will find them on some forum or another breaking genetics down for the majority of the big breeders we have today. Without their help the hobby would be stuck in the stone ages, attempting to peice together all these traits with what we remember from school.
So much this it isnt even funny. I understand he worked with alot of animals besides reptiles, but he is the entire reason i love snakes so much and produced many people with a respect and love for the normally disliked side of the animal kingdom.
I must also add Emily Roberts on here as a personal connection, because I always loved reptiles, but I never thought of keeping reptiles as even a possibility until I saw her channel a few years back. She was the one who got me into reptile keeping. Steve was the one who gave me my love of animals though, so I gotta thank him too. I’ll never forgive that stingray.