AAL Competency Training Courses

Competency Course: Small Mammal Handling and Welfare

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The aim of this course is to provide pet retailers and pet owners with the information necessary to ensure rabbits and guinea pigs are appropriately cared for and all their welfare needs are met.

By the end of this unit learners should be able to:

Explain how to correctly handle small mammals
Explain how to determine the gender of small mammals
Describe how to correctly care for small mammals
Know the signs and symptoms of common small mammals conditions
Describe correct husbandry procedures for small mammals
Explain feeding requirements for small mammals
  • Introduction
  • Legal requirements
  • Carrying out a Health Check
  • Nutrition
  • Rabbit and Guinea PIg
  • handling and Sexing
  • Accommodation
  • Behaviour
  • Food and Water
  • Health Care
  • Diseases
  • Hamsters
  • Hamsters
  • Mice and Rats
  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Gerbils and Degus
  • Gerbils and Degus
  • Chinchillas
  • Chinchilla
  • Disease Prevention
  • Cleaning Routines
  • Isolation
  • Minimum standards for licensing
  • Rabbit Licence Requirements
  • Guniea Pig licence requirements
  • Small Mammal Licence Requirements
  • End of course test
  • End of course test
  • PIF - Helping you and your business
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever