Reptile Care and Welfare Practical (1 or 2 weeks optional training)
This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience assisting sick, and injured an unwanted exotic pets.
Our partner charity 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 the daily assessing of reptiles in this care environment
Animal handling and parasite identification
Identifiation of common diseases and treatments and assisting the medical team with treatment and first aid and casualty enrichment
General cleaning, feeding and restocking duties
Educating prospective owners about reptile care
Temperature and humidity monitoring