Animal Care Herpetofauna

Animal Care: Herpetofauna

The H.E.R.P. provides specialized Animal Care courses for hobbyists.

 

For example, we offer all-in courses for beginning hobbyists, but also offer more exciting subjects for the advanced hobbyist. Registration is possible from the age of 16.

 

The course is given in a dynamic fashion with an eye on interaction and discussion. The course also has both a theoretical and a practical character. During the practical part we examin live animals more closely and you get the chance to get acquainted with some special specimens. You will also be able to practice different fixation techniques, handling techniques and gender determination for different species. The entire course is given on two separate, full days. At the end of the second course day you take part in a short exam, after which you obtain a certificate.

 

After completing the course, al of the participants are listed in our database of certified hobbyists. This file can be requested by third parties and can therefore be very useful when applying for jobs within the sector.

 

Our course in terrarium keeping s is provided with a beautiful syllabus. This reference work is given to each student at the start of the course and can be used as a handbook during the course days. Even after the training, this complete work comes in handy! You can reread all the topics mentioned, along with a few interesting extras.

The powerpoint presentations, which are used by the teachers during the course, can also be send through on request by the participants after the course.

 

The terrarium keeping course is always kept up-to-date and adapted to new developments.

 

The lessons and lectures are, as always, given by true specialists.

Our course on terrarium keeping has the following subjects:

 

-Exotic animals as pets in our society

An introductory chapter that sheds light on the development and current state of the terrarium hobby.

 

- Introduction to the Biology of Herpetofauna

An introduction to a better understanding of the biology, anatomy and physiology of reptiles and amphibians.

 

- Housing & care of Herpetofauna

All aspects of the care and housing of reptiles and amphibians are being explored. From setting up a suitable terrarium to selecting food and equipment, everything is discussed in detail and also partly species-specific.

 

- Correct handling of cold-blooded animals

The students are, after a theoretical part, brought into 'hands-on' contact with all kinds of cold-blooded animals. Proper handling and transport techniques as well as stress prevention are essential subjects.

 

- Diseases: recognition and prevention

The most common diseases are discussed as well as how they can be recognized and avoided at an early stage. In addition, first aid in cold-blooded animals and hygiene in and around the terrarium is explained.

 

- Most common species in captivity

Here the cold-blooded animal species that are currently in the exotic animal trade are discussed and the emphasis is placed on the correct naming, recognition and identification of these species.

 

- National and international legislation

In this section an image is formed about the legislation on the keeping and trading of exotic animals.

 

- Inform and sensitize

This section shows how best to approach customers or new hobbyists with information about the correct housing of a specific animal species and how best to grow within the terrarium hobby.

Duration:

Two full days of class

 

Planning:

Day 1:

9.30h: Reception with coffee / tea and cake

10.00h: Start of the course: Special animals as pets in our society

11.30h: Short break with coffee / tea / fruit juice and refreshments

11.45h: Lesson: Introduction to the Biology of Herpetofauna

13.00h: Lunch break (drinks & sandwich)

13.45h: Lesson: Housing & care of Herpetofauna

15.15h: Short break with coffee / tea / fruit juice and refreshments

15.30h: Lesson: Most common species in captivity

17.00h: End of course day + discussion

 

Where:

GENT, BELGIUM

 

(BEWARE: Most of our courses are in DUTCH, please inquire about the availability of ENGLISH courses when a course is advertised)

 

Price:

On request through e-mail

 

Meals and drinks included!

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Day 2:

9.30h: Reception with coffee / tea and cake

10.00h: Lesson: Correct handling of cold-blooded animals

11.30h: Short break with coffee / tea / fruit juice and refreshments

11.45h: Lesson: Diseases: recognition and prevention

13.00h: Lunch break (drinks & sandwich)

13.45h: Lesson: National and international legislation

15.15h: Short break with coffee / tea / fruit juice and refreshments

15.30h: Lesson: Informing and sensitizing

17.30h: End of course day + discussion and examination

 

When:

Sorry! We don't have a new course planned yet!

 

Our last course was on the following dates:

- Day 1: 5 November 2017

- Day 2: 11 November 2017

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