Environmental Indicators

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DEAL??

Most Dangerous

Reptile

Volunteering at the Centre

A unique opportunity to learn while helping with conservation.

Accredited Training

Ask us about doing one of our certificate courses.

Keeping them healthy

Only the best care and husbandry procedures for our animals.

Photographic Jewels

We do photographic sessions at the centre.

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Courses & Training

 

Please note that we encourage people to do our "Reptile Handling" courses in the warmer months of the year (from September to April).  This ensures that trainees can work with active reptiles that would naturally be moving about.  Bookings for courses can be made by E-Mail through our contact us page.

Interactive Tour


 

R220-00 per person minimum 4 

This tour is designed to offer individuals a basic introduction to reptiles.

Program

  • Tour 

  • Demonstration with live animal

  • Feeding opportunity

  • Multiple animal interactions

Accredited
Reptile Orientation


 

R400-00 per person minimum 4 pax max 20 pax
 

Groups are treated to an interactive learning session involving the use of live animals, museum items of interest and a PowerPoint presentation. A course welcome pack and a "Reptile Awareness and Safety Hand Notes" booklet is included for each attendee. All in all the presentation is designed to be both useful and a lot of fun ...... an experience never to be forgotten.

 

REPTILE ORIENTATION

(Snakes, Lizards, Spiders, Scorpions) Takes about 4 hours.

Program

  • Identification and methods of identifying snakes.

  • Physiology.

  • Habits and habitat.

  • Safety Techniques.

  • Safety Protocol.

  • Venoms and venom apparatus.

  • Up to date first aid and safety precautions.

  • Phobias (assessment of one’s fear levels).

  • Introduction to handling.

  • Reproduction.

  • Parasites.

  • Husbandry techniques.

  • Public relation techniques.

  • Summary.

 

A certificate is issued to all course attendees on successful completion

Veterinary Reptile Orientation


 

Accredited
Basic Reptile Handling


 

R1800-00 per person Minimum 4pax

This course is designed for the reptile enthusiast, game reserve managers, safety officer, designated snake catcher at mining and other industrial plants with little or no reptile experience.

 

HANDLING

(Snakes, Lizards, Spiders, Scorpions) Takes one day

To attend this course, individuals must attend and successfully complete the REPTILE ORIENTATION COURSE. To attend the course persons must be eighteen years or older. 

 

Program

  • Theory and Practical

  • Safety and precautions.

  • How to capture in varied situations.

  • How to release.

  • Collecting information.

  • Summary

 

A certificate is issued to all course attendees on successful completion

 
Accredited
Advance Reptile Handling


 

R2000-00 per person  max 3 pax

This course is designed for the experienced reptile enthusiast, game reserve managers, safety officer, designated snake catcher at mining and other industrial plants with little or no reptile experience.

 

HANDLING

(Snakes, Lizards, Spiders, Scorpions) Takes one day

To attend this course, individuals must attend and successfully complete the BASIC SNAKE HANDLING COURSE. To attend the course persons must be eighteen years or older. 

 

Program

  • Theory and practical.

  • Safety and precautions.

  • How to capture in varied situations.

  • How to release.

  • Collecting information.

  • Summary

 

A certificate is issued to all course attendees on successful completion

 

R450 per person  minimum 4 pax

This tour is designed to offer veterinary students additional insight into reptile care, husbandry, medicine and disease. 

Program

  • Lectures 

  • Demonstration with live animal

  • Necropsy