Reptile Care and Welfare practical training (1 or 2 weeks optional placement)
This course includes the opportunity to gain hands-on experience assisting sick, and injured and unwanted exotic pets at the RSPCA Reptile Rescue Centre in Brighton where they rehabilitate and rehome 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 many may include some all of the following:
Assisting with assessing of rescued or unwanted animals
Identification of common diseases and treatments for exotic pets
Assisting the medical team with treatment and first aid
General cleaning duties, including washing clean walls/cages/floors, restocking food bins
Educating prospective owners about the welfare and proper care of reptiles
Temperature and humidity recording