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Tortoise Care Workshops 2019

Tortoise Bnb has joined forces with a vet and veterinary nurse to bring you 

3 workshops on practical tortoise care. 

Workshop 1.  General Tortoise Care - Mediterranean and Russian Species.  (Hermann's, Spur Thigh, Marginated and Horsfield tortoises)

Aimed at tortoise owners/keepers and veterinary professionals who want to have a good grounding in year round tortoise husbandry, including diet, environment and hibernation. (More info below.)

Workshop 2.  Advanced Tortoise Care - Mediterranean and Russian Species.  (Hermann's, Spur Thigh, Marginated and Horsfield tortoises.)

Aimed at veterinary professionals plus tortoise owners/keepers who have attended the General Tortoise Care workshop, this will include theory and practical sessions of handling, injecting etc.  Case studies will be presented. (More info below.)

Workshop 3. Hibernation with confidence. Aimed at tortoise owners/keepers and veterinary professionals.  Includes a pre-hibernation health check for your tortoise. (More info below)

 

Workshop 1. General Tortoise Care.  Saturday 8th June 2019 

                                                                   Saturday 6th July 2019

Agenda:

  • Identification of Mediterranean and Russian species, their age and sex.
  • General tortoise husbandry, good health and common problems.
  • Feeding, diet and supplements.
  • Examples of outdoor enclosures and temporary indoor enclosures.
  • Hibernation versus overwintering.
  • Identify and pick delicious, safe weeds to take home for your tortoises' tea.

The workshop will start at 10 a.m. and end about 3 -3.30 p.m. 

Lunch, tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake are all included.

The cost of the workshop is £75 

Location: Tortoise Bnb, Redbourn, Herts

Please contact Anne using the 'Booking Enquiry' form or by email to tortoisebnb@gmail.com to express your initial interest.

A few photos from one ot our 2018 Workshops: Identifying species & sex, viewing outdoor enclosures, lunch in the garden at Tortoise Bnb

                

               

 

Workshop 2. Advanced Tortoise Care. Saturday 3rd August 2019 

Agenda:

  • Case Studies to include: injuries, post hibernation anorexia, egg bound females.
  • First aid.
  • Practical session on holding & restraint and tube feeding
  • Techniques: Injections, tube feeding, calculating calorific and fluid requirements, microchipping, O-tube placement, blood sampling.
  • Overview of husbandry, feeding, diet and supliments  (For those who haven't attended the General Tortoise Care workshop 1)
  • Identification of safe and harmful weeds and flowers.

The workshop will start at 10 a.m. and end about 3 -3.30 p.m. 

Lunch, tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake are all included.

The cost of the workshop is £85   (If you wish to attend both workshop 1 & 2 the cost is £140.)

Location: Tortoise Bnb, Redbourn, Herts

Please contact Anne using the 'Booking Enquiry' form or by email to tortoisebnb@gmail.com to express your initial interest.

Workshop 3. Hibernation with Confidence: Sat 17th August 2019

                                                                    Sat  7th September 2019

  • A 2 hour practical session to learn all you need to know about safe hibernation.
  • Bring your tortoise with you for a pre-hibernation health check & worm count.
  • How to 'create autumn'
  • How to 'wind down'
  • Safe hibernation
  • Essential care for waking and post hibernation care.
  • Please bring a large container (e.g. under-bed plastic storage box) for your tortoise as well as a small travelling box as there may not be accommodation for your tortoise here at Tortoise Bnb)
  • The workshop will include light refreshments for humans and fresh weeds for tortoises.

Cost £35 - including a pre-hibernation health check by our vet for one tortoise per attendee (additional health checks by arrangement)

Location: Tortoise Bnb, Redbourn, Herts.

Time: 10 - 12 a.m.

Please contact Anne using the 'Booking Enquiry' form or by email to tortoisebnb@gmail.com to express your initial interest.

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