Reptile Keeping Course including Handling

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Reptile Keeping Course including Handling

Postby Bushbaby » Thu May 29, 2014 9:58 am

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

This course covers the following topics:

General Husbandry, caging, heating, breeding, force feeding, safe handling techniques ........
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 practices 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.

Date: 21 June 2014
Venue: Croc City, Fourways
Costs : R800 per person
Time: 9am - 4pm

Bookings are essential. Please e-mail bookings@reptileexpo.co.za to book.
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
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Re: Reptile Keeping Course including Handling

Postby Bushbaby » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:20 am

Hi guys and gals

I've managed to loose all my e-mails over the past 6 months. Those who are attending, please send me your names and confirmation by tomorrow (Thursday) 12:01pm.

Much appreciated and sorry for any inconvenience caused.

If there's anyone who still wishes to attend, send through an e-mail as well, I'm sure we can fit you in.

E-mail address to use: bookings@reptileexpo.co.za or courses@snakebiteassist.co.za.

Thanks
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
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Re: Reptile Keeping Course including Handling

Postby Bushviper » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:19 pm

If anyone has snakes they need sexed please bring them with. Just let us know what species you are bringing and we can provide for them. They will be kept warm during the course so do not worry.

We will be finished before the rugby starts and you can watch the game in the lapa while having a beer afterwards too.
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Re: Reptile Keeping Course including Handling

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:48 pm

Thanks to those who attended the course.
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
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