Presented by Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care Academy, this segment of our Animal Care series of clinics and classes will focus on the basics of caring for birds. Though birds come in all different shapes and sizes, and have species-specific needs, the commonalities they share will offer a baseline from which students can branch out and specialize.
In this class, students will learn a brief overview of the natural history of birds, the orders and families in the class, and the similarities they all share. They’ll learn the basics of bird husbandry, including common illnesses and signs to watch for, enclosure safety concerns, dealing with breeding behavior, and avian maintenance.
This course is taught by ranch owner Lessa Ritzma, whose previous career credits include zookeeper, informal science educator, and exotic animal trainer performing in animal shows, along with over twenty years of horse experience.
This is a hands-off, live demonstration and lecture class. An animal may participate for demonstration purposes. All participants will qualify for the Basics of Animal Husbandry: Birds credit for Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care certificate. The Animal Care certificate core courses must be taken in order, with the exception of the Basics of Husbandry courses, which may be taken at any time.
$40 per participant for 2-hour class. Limit 15 participants. Weather permitting.
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