Introduction to Exotics Husbandry -Liverpool

About the course

Introduction: Delivered at Croxteth Campus this course will explore how to source and apply relevant legislation to exotic animals, develop practical skills in preparing and maintaining accommodation, feeding and handling.

What are the entry requirements? None, an interest in exotics.

How long is the course? 1 day – 9am-4pm

What will the course involve?

· Theory aspects:

o Legal and ethical sourcing of exotic animal species

o Legal standards for transportation of exotic animal species

o Specialist feeding recommendations for exotic animals

· Practical aspects:

o Preparing accommodation to meet exotic animal’s environmental requirements

o Routine cleaning and hygiene procedures

o Handling and restraint of exotic animals

How long will I be learning? 1 day

What equipment will I need?

All equipment will be provided for use on the day.

Candidates will be provided with an apron but should wear closed-toe, rubber soled, non-slip footwear.

How will I know if I am making progress?

Candidates will gain the satisfactory background knowledge and practical experience to satisfy the needs of exotics husbandry at home or in the workplace.

What course work will I be expected to complete? N/A

What can I expect to learn from this course?

To ethical source exotic species, and practical skills in exotic handling and husbandry.

This course does not lead to a formal qualification but can be supported by a Myerscough College attendance and completion certificate if required to commence and support further training.

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

Candidates will be advised of appropriate sourcing of exotic animals and equipment for future exotic husbandry which can be purchased from a variety of local and online suppliers.

Candidates will have received an introduction to exotic husbandry which would aid their progression into further fish husbandry programmes.