Reptile Keeping Course includes Handling East London

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Reptile Keeping Course includes Handling East London

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:49 pm

Hi all

Bushviper will be presenting the above mentioned course this weekend in East London. There are still a few spots available, if you might be interested in attending.

Here are the details:

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!

Immediately after this will be the snake handling course. This course has been attended by zoo staff, field guides, game rangers, herpetologist and hobbyist. All of them rate this course, as one of their most valuable skills learnt to date. This course is aimed at people that come into contact with snakes and other reptiles in the field or for people wanting to learn more on how to handle snakes and reptiles in a responsible and safe manner. The course is both theory and practical and each candidate will have the opportunity to handle a non-venomous and venomous snakes.

You will be lectured on the various methods of handling venomous snakes as well as shown in practical demonstrations. Safe husbandry practises when venomous snakes are concerned is also discussed and explained as well as various equipment is demonstrated.

The safe handling of venomous snakes in captivity is also included. You will be lectured on the do's and don’ts, as well as the golden rules. All candidates must sign indemnification forms and minors need their parents / guardians permission and signature.

This course is run under strict supervision, and two snake wranglers are present at all times during practical assessment.

This is a must for all serious herpetologists!

Successful candidates will receive certificates.

Coffee, tea, sandwiches and a light lunch are included.

Costs : R750 per person
Time: 8am - 4pm

Bookings are essential. Please e-mail to book.
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Re: Reptile Keeping Course includes Handling East London

Postby michael » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:08 pm

From all the guys in East London a big thank you to Arno! We all had a fantastic time and learned a lot. To anyone thinking of doing this course you will not regret it! Once again thank for an awesome day!
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Re: Reptile Keeping Course includes Handling East London

Postby Bushviper » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:44 pm

Its a pleasure. You have a nice knowledgeable crowd in that place.
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