Introduction to Keeping Exotics

About the course


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?

Interest in exotic animals

How long is the course?

1 day

What will the course involve?

Theory aspects:

· Legal and ethical sourcing of exotic animal species

· Legal standards for transportation of exotic animal species

· Specialist feeding recommendations for exotic animals

Practical aspects:

· Preparing accommodation to meet exotic animal’s environmental requirements

· Routine cleaning and hygiene procedures

· o Handling and restraint of exotic animals

How long will I be learning?

Theory & practical work

What equipment will I need?

Writing paper and a pen

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 basic background knowledge and practical experience to satisfy the needs of exotics husbandry at home.

What course work will I be expected to complete?


What can I expect to learn from this course?

To ethically 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?

Other part time courses are available in related subjects.

Full time study programmes are also available.