Husbandry Course

Picture of students in the wild feline husbandry course

The Feline Conservation Foundation offers a Wild Feline Husbandry Course. This 8-hour course focuses on responsible captive husbandry of wild felines. It is suitable for both novices and “old hands” who want to improve their level of knowledge. State G & F officials and USDA Animal Care Inspectors have attended this course giving FCF favorable reviews from both agencies.

The course is an instructor led, multi-media presentation, with a substantial student text, workshops, and final exam. Students who pass the exam receive a decorative certificate denoting successful completion of the course.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Natural History of Wild Felines
  • Regulatory Agencies & Permits
  • Facility Design
  • Handling Equipment
  • Diet / Nutrition
  • Health Care Basics
  • Disposition & Handling
  • Behavior Conditioning
  • Contingency Planning

This course will not only give you the tools and knowledge needed to own and care for exotic felines, it will help you position yourself in the animal industry as a mentor. In addition to all the great information you will learn, students receive the exotic feline husbandy textbook to keep as a reference to help further your exotic feline ownership knowledge.

This course is traditionally offered at the start of annual Conference. Additionally, the course is offered at other times of the year in various locations. If you are interested in hosting this course at your facility, please contact us.