Exotic Animal Handling: Chickens

Exotic Animal Handling: Chickens

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Exotic Animal Handling with Dr. Susan A. Brown: Chickens The gallus gallus domesticus is the Latin name for an animal we all think we know well: the humble chicken. But even an animal humans have been raising and breeding for thousands of years can have some surprising health needs you should know how to check … Continued

Exotic Animal Handling: King Snake

Exotic Animal Handling: King Snake

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Exotic Animal Handling with Dr. Susan A. Brown: King Snake How do you handle examining a snake? Unlike a dog or a cat, snakes can be problematic to hold in place. Dr. Yin introduces her colleague, Dr. Brown, who shows how to work with the snake to keep it calm and safe. Working with Pearl, … Continued

Exotic Animal Handling: Bearded Dragons

Exotic Animal Handling: Bearded Dragons

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Floyd, a 3-year-old bearded dragon, needs a health checkup. But how can we give him one in a way that minimizes stress and keeps him safe? Dr. Yin introduces her colleague, Dr. Susan A. Brown, noted exotic animal medical specialist. Dr. Brown demonstrates safe handling with Floyd the Bearded Dragon, covering basic, Low Stress Handling … Continued

Guinea Pig Socialization

Guinea Pig Socialization

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In this video, Dr Sophia Yin demonstrates what she did to socialize her 7 week old foster guinea pigs. This method will also work for any small animal.

Capturing a Behavior: Training a Lioness to Present Her Side

Capturing a Behavior: Training a Lioness to Present Her Side

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Here is a video showing how some behaviors can be trained by capturing, then shaping. This lioness would rub her cheek against the bars when the trainer blew on her, so this behavior was captured then shaped into eventually presenting her side to the trainer (for blood draw).

Training a Lion - Head Turn

Training a Lion - Head Turn

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Here’s a video on training a lion to lay calmly and turn his head 90ª away. Watch how this behavior is shaped.