Introduction to Reptile Keeping
This course is designed for those who are interested in keeping reptiles as pets or for those who already keep reptiles and would like to update their knowledge and understanding.
This course is delivered by Dave Howard, with 30 years’ experience of keeping and breeding reptiles, owner of the successful specialist reptile shop, Rainforest Exotics, and co-owner of Roaming Reptiles offering educational animal encounters to parties and schools.
During this course Dave will take you through the up-to-date methods of keeping reptiles ensuring that the best possible conditions are provided in order to meet their welfare needs. Candidates will have the opportunity to view a range of equipment available, experience how to set up an accommodation and also to handle a range of reptile species from both the College’s and Dave’s personal collection.
- Range of reptiles available and ethical sources
- Replicating natural habitat in a captive environment
- Types of accommodation available and sizes
- Equipment and practical set up
- Heating, humidity, lighting
- Feeding and common issues
- Reptile health and veterinary support
- Handling techniques
- Question and answer opportunity
On successful completion of the course, candidates will be awarded with a College Certificate of Attendance.
Candidates are able to repeat this course or progress onto Intermediate Reptile Keeping and/or How to Create a Bio-Active Enclosure
Venue: Holme Lacy Campus
Minimum Age: Students need to be 19 years or older to enrol on this course
Duration: 1 day (Saturdays)
2nd March 2019
29th June 2019
Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm
*These fees are an estimate for guidance purposes only. We strongly advise you call the Enquiries Team to confirm costs.
Days and times are also subject to change.
Telephone: 0800 032 1986