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Tortoise Care Workshops 2020

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, this will include theory and practical sessions of handling, injecting etc.  Case studies will be presented. Best practice year round husbandry environment and diet. (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)

Sunday Socials: Book your tortoise in for a health check, worm count etc. Join us on a Weed Walk and chat on anything tortoisey

Workshop 1. General Tortoise Care:  Saturday 23rd May 2020 

                                                                   Saturday 20th June 2020

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 £85 

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 for Veterinary Professionals:

                                                                    Friday 22nd May 2020.

                                                                    Friday 19th June 2020.

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  
  • 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 £160   

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 12th September 2020  

  • 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 £45 - including a pre-hibernation health check by our vet for one tortoise per attendee (additional health checks by arrangement £15 each additional tortoise)

Location: Tortoise Bnb, Redbourn, Herts.

Time: 10 a.m - 12.30 p.m.

Sunday Socials:

                              Sunday 23rd May 10.a.m. to 12 noon.

                              Sunday 21st June 10.a.m. to 12 noon.

                              Sunday 13th September from 10 a.m.  Pre hibernation checks throughout the day (please book an appointment)

 Join us for an informal session that includes:

  • Health check for your tortoise, worm count check, beak trim, nail clip.
  • Question & answer session
  • Weed Walk - identify & pick healthy weeds 

 

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

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