Please note: all spots have been filled for our current Easter Holiday program. If you would like to be informed of any future programs please email education@rspcaqld.org.au to receive an email notification.

Reptile Keeper for a Day (Ages 9-17)

Discover what you need to do when taking care of reptiles by joining the RSPCA’s ‘Reptile Keeper for a Day’ program. Learn all about the special needs of our snake, lizard and turtle friends. See what happens in our wildlife room to ensure these treasured creatures are kept happy, healthy and safe.

Visit the wildlife hospital as we investigate how some of our native animals came to the RSPCA and learn ways to protect these curious creatures.

During the program we will interact with domestic reptiles that are very comfortable being handled and all participants will be fully supervised. Although we will see animals from the wild there will not be intimate contact as these precious patients need to have minimal interaction with humans so they can be safely returned to the wild once they recover.

Part of the day will include snake feeding time and this does include the feeding of commercially euthanized and frozen rodents. If this is an issue with any young person wishing to participate an alternative activity can be offered. This is part of keeping a domestic snake and for those thinking they would like to adopt a snake it will be a necessary part of being a herpetoculturist. Please let us know when you book so we are aware.

We will break for lunch so make sure you bring something to eat and drink. You will need to have closed in shoes and a hat (sunscreen optional) to participate as we will be spending some time in the sun and we want to stay sun safe.

The day starts with a tour of the entire Wacol campus to meet some of our furry guests as well so get in quick as there are limited spaces available.

  • Cost: $75.00
  • Date: Friday 7th April 2017
  • Times: 10:00 am – 3:00 am
  • Location: RSPCA Animal Care Campus, 139 Wacol Station Rd, Wacol

For more information 07 3258 5616 / education@rspcaqld.org.au