Online Training Courses

Competency Course: Rabbits & Guinea Pig

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 rabbits & guinea pigs
Explain how to determine the gender of rabbits & guinea pigs
Describe how to correctly care for rabbits & guinea pigs
Know the signs and symptoms of common rabbit & guinea pigs conditions
Describe correct husbandry procedures for rabbits & guinea pigs
Explain feeding requirements for rabbits & guinea pigs
  • Introduction
  • Legal requirements
  • Carrying out a Health Check
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Rabbit and Guinea PIg
  • handling and Sexing
  • Accommodation
  • Feeding
  • Behaviour
  • Health Care
  • Diseases
  • Disease Prevention
  • Cleaning Routines
  • Isolation
  • Minimum standards for licensing
  • Rabbit Licence Requirements
  • G.Pig licence requirements.docx
  • Small Mammal Licence Requirements
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever