Presented by Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care Academy, this segment of our Animal Behavior series of clinics and classes is intended as a career-specific supplemental for students who want to learn more about working with reptiles.
In this class, students will focus on reptile behavior, learning to read reptile body language, the basics of handling reptiles, special challenges that arise in housing and caring for various species of reptile, dietary needs and best practices, general safety, and how to keep a reptile happy and healthy.
This course is taught by ranch owner Lessa Ritzma, whose previous career credits include zookeeper and exotic animal trainer, along with over twenty years of horse experience. Guest lecturers may teach portions of the course.
This is hands-off, demonstration and lecture class. An animal may participate for demonstration purposes. All participants will qualify for the Animal Behavior: Focus on Reptile Behavior and Enrichment credit for Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Behavior certificate. The Animal Behavior certificate core courses are meant to be taken in order, and students also must choose and complete two “Focus” courses to qualify for the certificate.
$40 per participant for 2-hour class. Limit 15 participants. Weather permitting.
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