Reptile Keeping / Husbandry Course

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Reptile Keeping / Husbandry Course

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:29 am

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 shown the various methods of handling venomous snakes as well as 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 learn 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 and a light lunch are included.

Date: 7 February 2015
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
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Re: Reptile Keeping / Husbandry Course

Postby Brandz4 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:52 pm

Hi there

Are both the general husbandry course and the snake handling course included or seperate?
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Re: Reptile Keeping / Husbandry Course

Postby Tars » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:23 am

Hi Brandz4,

I have confirmed with Heidi that handles the bookings that it includes everything, so basically it is R800 for the whole day.

Looking forward to this, been wanting to go for ever!!!!
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Re: Reptile Keeping / Husbandry Course

Postby Bushbaby » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:05 am

We can offer the courses separately should you want to do the one, but not the other. A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking. (Those who have booked, I will still pop you guys all the details).
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
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Re: Reptile Keeping / Husbandry Course

Postby Tars » Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:19 am

Hi Bushbaby,

How many spots is still open for this course?
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Re: Reptile Keeping / Husbandry Course

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:41 am

There are a few spots available still. I will be sending out confirmations next week for this course.
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Re: Reptile Keeping / Husbandry Course

Postby Silvrav » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:58 am

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Re: Reptile Keeping / Husbandry Course

Postby Black Mamba » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:23 pm

Hi!
Is there still a spot open?
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Re: Reptile Keeping / Husbandry Course

Postby Bushbaby » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:41 pm

Drop me an e-mail courses@snakebiteassist.co.za and I'm sure we can squeeze you in. :D
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Re: Reptile Keeping / Husbandry Course

Postby Tars » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:47 pm

Can't wait for this, its going to be great!!!
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