Animals Courses

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Animal Welfare

Expand your Awareness of Animal Welfare

As people become more informed and awareness increases, improvements to animal welfare practices are gaining momentum.

This Animal Welfare course has been developed in response to industry demand and is a valuable course for anyone wanting to develop their knowledge and awareness about the "right" and "wrong" doings and the services available that assist in the protection of domestic and wild animals.

Aquarium Management

Learn to manage an Aquarium Tank or Fish Pond

  • The water ecosystem
  • Equipment and System Design
  • Aquatic animals and Plants
  • Managing Fish Health
  • Types of Fish
  • Freshwater and Saltwater Tanks
  • Breeding Fish

Bird Keeping

Study all about Birds

The variety of birds that exist, what you might keep or encourage in your garden, their needs and how you can care for them.

Cat Care

Learn to Manage Cats

Cats can be a wonderful addition to any home, but without proper management, can become problematic for a garden and for wildlife.

Through this course you can get to understand cats better and learn how to properly balance caring for the cat, and for both the garden and local wildlife.

Dog Care

Learn to Manage Dogs

A dog can be a wonderful addition to any home; but without proper management, not only the dog suffers, but the garden can be badly damaged and people can be physically threatened. 

This course teaches you about

  • Canine Biology
  • Dog Health
  • Feeding dogs
  • Dog Psychology
  • Dog Breeds
  • and lots more

 

Goats

Learn to Keep Goats

  • One or many
  • To replace a lawn mower or control weeds
  • To recycle food waste into manure
  • To even provide a source of milk and (with the right breeds) fleece

Invertebrate Animals

Insects, worms, and other invertebrates are significant to horticulture.

Some help plants and others hinder. Whatever the effect; it is important to be able to identify and understand invertebrates if you are to be effective working in horticulture.

Ornithology

Learn to understand and manage birds in the garden

Birds can bring a whole new dimension to a garden.

Some develop gardens to attract wild birds, planting plants they feed from, or which provide shelter or places to nest. By introducing water to a garden (eg. a pond or bird bath) you can attract birds too.

Others introduce domesticated (or semi domesticated) birds to their garden; keeping them there perhaps in an aviary, or perhaps clipping their wings (to prevent flying) and fencing them in.

 

Poultry

Learn to Raise Poultry

Produce your own eggs in the home garden

Zookeeping

Work in A Zoo or Wildlife Park
 
Zoos and Wildlife Parks need to manage both the grounds and the animals.
Anyone who has trained and developed skills to manage the grounds of a wildlife park, can hit a brick wall in their career development, if they don't also understand the basics of  managing animals as well. This course takes care of that issue; and improves the career prospects of a horticulturist working in a zoo or wildlife park.