Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

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Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Bushbaby » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:25 pm

At last ..... a proper course for the reptile hobbyist !

This course covers the following topics:

General Husbandry, caging, heating, breeding, force feeding ........
Health care, including tubing, medicating etc ...
Breeding, probing, pop sexing, incubation and some personal breeding tips!

The safe handling of venomous snakes in captivity is also included now.

This is a must for all serious herpetologists!
Coffee and tea will be served. Lunch will be extra but available at the venue.
Certificates will be issued on successful completion of this course!

Costs - R550 per person
Venue – Croc city Crocodile and Reptile Park, Fourways, Johannesburg (near Lanseria Airport) http://www.croccity.co.za
Date – 13th April 2013.
Time - 09h00 - 14h00

The price includes a guided tour of the Croc farm as well at the end of the course.

Limited seats are available so book early to avoid disappointment.

Please contact Heidi at 0833747087 or bookings@reptileexpo.co.za for bookings.

Or get hold of Anton and Marietjie Lötter at 083 321 1016 / 083 657 7561 or info@croccity.co.za
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby inneshealy » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:06 pm

That sounds very cool. Would my son be able to do the course as well? He's almost 10. Both of us would want to skip the venomous handling though :-)
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby inneshealy » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:20 pm

He has his own savannah monitor that he looks after extremely well including feeding, cage cleaning and handling.
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Bushviper » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:27 am

I am sure he would understand most of what is going on. There are some medical and biology terms he might not be familiar with but it would still be worth his while. If he does not understand then he has to ask. That is the whole idea of a course compared to reading a book. You cannot ask questions while reading a book or watching a DVD.
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Blake » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:35 am

I'm really keen on doing the course as well, unfortunately the 13th of April is bad time for me. Will there be another one in the future?
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Bushviper » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:41 am

I think there should be one in August again.
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Blake » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:44 am

Ok cool thanks a lot.
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:48 am

Hi there

Just a friendly reminder about the course. This is an ideal time to attend, before breeding season to get tips and learn what to do with your gravid snakes and or eggs.
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Bushbaby » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:55 pm

Last chance to sign up for the course this weekend. We still have a few spaces which are available. Please get hold of me asap should you be interested.
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Tarka » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:06 pm

I've booked...and can't wait for Saturday!
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby NewtTZ » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:31 pm

Looking forward to learning something new on Saturday and meeting other reptile enthusiasts.
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:45 am

We look forward to meeting you. Bushviper will be doing the course, and I will only come through a little later, around lunch time :)
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Primogen » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:53 am

So who is all going so far?
“The animal needing something knows how much it needs, the man does not.” — Democritus
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Tarka » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:42 pm

Obviously I'll be there...and NEED to be there! A fellow breeder helped me to assist-feed one of my baby balls...and I need to learn how to do it myself! Can't wait to gain some vital knowledge...and feel less awkward...always asking for advice and help!
Python regius

1.1.0 Yellow Belly
1.5.0 Normal
1.1.0 Piebald
1.0.0 Crystal
0.1.0 Bumblebee
0.1.0 Pewter
0.1.0 Fire
0.1.0 Mojave
0.1.0 Pinstripe
1.0.0 Het Albino
1.0.0 Enchi
1.0.0 Axanthic (VPI)
1.0.0 Black Pastel
1.0.0 Coral Glow Pastel

Leopard Geckos

6.6.0
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Re: Husbandry / Reptile Keeping Course

Postby Bushviper » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:56 am

If anyone has snakes they need sexed or fed or medicated please bring them with so that everyone can see how it is done.
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