Introduction to Small Mammals

Course overview

This course is relevant for enhancing your employment prospects in a variety of roles working with small mammals. The course will also be of benefit to small mammal owners wanting to improve their knowledge about the care, welfare and behaviour of rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas and ferrets. The course will have an emphasis on the welfare of these animals and environmental enrichment, how to enable the expression of natural behaviours forms an important part of most of the small mammal courses.

This two day course will cover:

  • Small mammal welfare and behaviour
  • Health checks: disease prevention, environmental enrichment and exercise
  • Handling and restraint methods
  • Nutrition
  • Housing

A keen interest and a positive attitude to learn.

There are a great many different career options working with animals. For more information about which courses are relevant for various careers with animals, please visit our website.

Lunch is not provided so remember to bring a packed lunch if you wish, although there are catering outlets available at college.

This is a hands on course so please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.

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