Develop your knowledge and understanding of snake husbandry. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Reptile husbandry course bundle.
This module looks at snake husbandry, housing, substrate, heat sources, light, water, humidity and ventilation, including:
Housing – habitat selection thermal preferences, availability of prey, protection from predators, suitable nesting areas, hibernaculums for overwintering
Substrate – naturalistic, simplistic (clinical)
Heat sources – ectothermic, behavioral thermoregulation, heliothermy, temperature gradient, forms of heating, temperature requirements
Light – circadian rhythms, ultraviolet A and B, metabolic bone disease, D blood levels
Water – requirement, water bowl size, misting enclosure, cleaning
Humidity and ventilation – water moisture tolerance, misting, water baths, damp substrate, hygiene, hides, fans, and problems with excessively high or low humidity
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.