Develop your knowledge and understanding of captive welfare in reptiles. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Reptile husbandry course bundle.
This module looks at captive welfare in reptiles, including:
Roles and responsibilities – seller, owner, veterinarian and specialists
Welfare – five freedoms, ethological needs, assessment of welfare
Implications of context – context in which species is kept in captivity and mimicking natural conditions
Sourcing and transportation – regulations, temperature and stress responses
Planning and welfare strategy – biological requirements and natural history
Evolutionary considerations – adaptation and specializations of the species
Physiology – temperature, water, diet and environment
Sociality – crowding, company, handling, behavior
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis (Reptiles) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.