This course covers all the basic requirements you need to meet in order to create the correct environment for your python to live in, plus more advanced information to assist you with developing a better understanding and relationship with your python.
You will also learn about stress in snakes, health issues, as well as feeding and handling techniques. Whether you are new to keeping pythons, or have kept pythons for a while but would like to increase your knowledge and expertise, this is the course for you.
Master correct captive care and create an optimal environment for your python
· Consider different types of enclosures
· Learn about correct lighting, heating and enclosure furnishings
· Understand how your python eats and learn different feeding techniques
· Recognise python behaviour and master handling techniques
· Identify stress factors and reduce the risk of illness
· Enrichment for your python
Troubleshooting: Preventing and overcoming common problems
I will talk you through problems that may arise with your python, how to recognise and address them. You will finish this course with a greater understanding of your python and methods to reduce your python’s stress and risk of illness.
Contents and Overview
During the course I will show you video footage and images to demonstrate each topic. This course contains 48 lectures and over 3 hours of video content.
I have added some practical exercises, quizzes and printable resources to help you.
At the beginning of this course I start by introducing you to the many different python species of the world. I give an introduction into keeping these snakes in captivity, and the importance of record keeping for your captive animal. Then we delve into enclosure requirements.
In the feeding section we talk about how and when to feed your python, tackling fussy feeders and pythons that totally refuse to eat, as well as over-feeding issues.
In the safe handling section I will demonstrate how to approach and handle your python, techniques for handling more defensive and aggressive snakes, and what to do if you get bitten.
Pythons like any other animal, can carry bacteria and parasites, so I have included a section about enclosure cleaning and personal hygiene to help you prevent illness and avoid cross-contamination.
Then finally we will go through health issues that can arise with your python and how to deal with them, including quarantining.
Note this course is specifically about keeping pythons, and therefore not all the information in this course will apply to keeping other types of snakes.