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Keeping Small Animals on Exhibit (Care and Feeding of Small Animal Exhibits) On-line Short Course

SKU: ms012


Instructor: Karin Hostetter
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Whether by design or accident, many museums find themselves with small collections of small animals – sometimes for exhibit, sometimes not; sometimes for educational program use, sometimes not. Determine which animals work best for your purposes. Know how to care for the animals considering healthy diets, appropriate exhibit or non-exhibit caging, guest safety, veterinary care, and needed permits.

Course Outline:

1. Pros and Cons of Live Animal Exhibits

2. Role of Live Animals in Museums

3. Good and Not-So-Good Animals for Small Exhibits

4. Cages, Feeding, Enrichment Considerations

5. Training Animals and People in Handling

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