Reptile keeper & breeder; Podcast co-host
Steve has been keeping and breeding snakes for more than 30 years both in the UK and Australia. He got his first Garter snake when he was a young boy and his passion for snakes (and all things reptile) grew from that point on.
Whilst keeping his own collections of pet reptiles, Steve also spent a great deal of time as a child and young adult gaining hands-on experience and first-hand knowledge from expert snake keepers.
Having owned all of the different pythons of the world over the years, and successfully bred many of them, Steve is extremely well placed to instruct and guide others on their journeys, whether that be as the beginner hobbyist wanting to get their first snake, or the seasoned reptile keeper looking for effective tips to build on their own experience and collections.
In recent years Steve has become most passionate about enrichment for animals kept in captivity, and wants to encourage every keeper to ensure their animals not only have their basic care needs met, but also have the best quality of life possible, and that means enriching their lives by activating their senses with positive experiences.
Inevitably, with the years of experience Steve has, comes his fair share of disappointments when things within his collections haven’t gone as planned. Every reptile enthusiast has those times when things go wrong, it may be the result of keeper error or something that could not have been foreseen or prevented, but whatever the reason these are all learning opportunities. Steve decided to create these courses because he is highly motivated to help other keepers and breeders avoid some of the common pitfalls and errors, and ensure the best care is being provided to reptiles in captivity.
Steve is well-known and well-regarded by many in the reptile industry. He is also co-founder of the Aussie Wildlife Show podcast which you can find on Podbean, or via other podcast providers, and on all social media as Aussie Wildlife Show.
Check out Steve’s reptile website, Instagram and Facebook pages for Prestige Pythons, and his Youtube channel, The Reptile Plus Network.