Herpetology Practical Training (1 /2 weeks optional placement)
This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience assisting sick, and injured an unwanted exotic pets.
Our partner charity, the RSPCA Reptile Rescue Centre in Brighton, rehabilitates and rehomes many different exotic pets including Parrots, Raccoons, Marmoset monkeys, Turtles, Snakes,Lizards and many other reptiles.
Their staff and volunteers provide vital assessments and medications to all animals coming into the centre and aims to rehabilitate and rehome with the most suitable owners. Students attending this facility will gain hands-on experience assisting with the rescue care and rehoming of exotic pets.
The practical can be varied and may include some all of the following:
Assisting with assessing of rescued / unwonted animals
Animal handling and restraint
Common diseases and treatments in all exotic pets
Assisting the medical team with treatment and first aid as advised by the vet
General cleaning duties such as cleaning walls/cages/floors and restocking food bins
Educating prospective owners about reptile care and welfare
Temperature and humidity recording