RSPCA Victoria

RSPCA Victoria

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Burwood East, VIC

Caring for Small Animals

What to Bring

  • BYO lunch or take advantage of our fantastic on-site café and $11 student lunch special.

What to Wear

  • We may be spending some time outside and touring around, so please bring weather appropriate clothing.

Appropriate For

  • Pet owners, potential pet owners, those working with small animals. Attendees must be 16 years or older.

Caring for Small Animals

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Duration: 7 Hours

What You Will Learn

  • How to work safely with rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and mice
  • Common health issues, basic nutrition and breed identification
  • Introduction to behaviour and equipment used when working with small animals

What You Get

  • An engaging and informative session to increase your knowledge and skills
  • RSPCA take home bag
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • A hands-on, practical class – meet and work with our Education rabbits and guinea pigs as well as industry experts and qualified trainers
  • Detailed course manual to take home
  • Complimentary morning and afternoon tea

Description

Did you know that, when given the right care, pet rabbits can live up to 12 years, and guinea pigs up to nine? Wow! Bunnies and guinea pigs are becoming more and more popular to have as pets, but it’s important to know how to care for them to give them a long and happy life.

This course is the perfect introduction to small animal ownership and care, and provides basic understanding and hands-on skills to work with a variety of breeds and behaviours. Learn to identify different breeds, understand common health issues and basic nutrition as well as how to work safely with small animals.

Our programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or already working within this field, as well as helping people to increase skills with their own pets.

What happens

  • Please arrive at the Burwood East Education Centre 10 minutes before your class to register and so that we can start on time. Parking is available on site.
  • Meet and work with our experienced Education staff and their animals, along with industry experts, throughout the session for practical, hands-on skill development.
  • Work through a detailed course book (yours to keep) with theoretical, scientific and clinical information based on our years of experience in animal welfare and caring for small animals.
  • BYO lunch or take advantage of our fantastic on-site café and $10 student lunch special
  • We may be spending some time outside and touring around, so please bring weather appropriate clothing.
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