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Welcome to the Snake Handler website

This site has been designed to increase public awareness and appreciation of reptiles, snakebite prevention and awareness of snakes around residences.

We are passionate about reptiles and enjoy sharing our passion and knowledge by educating people about them. We provide information for reptile keepers on various facets of reptile husbandry and snake control.

As a part of this we have developed courses to help the general public learn more about caring for reptiles in captivity, how to live safely with our native wildlife and we also train people in catching venomous reptiles and relocating them.

Snakehandler is focused on education, we love working in schools, kindergartens as well as doing public events and promotional work, with staff that include qualified and experienced teachers, veterinary nurses and professional snake catchers we aim to help people better understand our wildlife so that our children and their children will experience all the wonders of this country.

Snakehandler travels extensively to share our knowledge and passion, running courses in  Victoria & Queensland and now offering Industry courses to New South Wales, ACT, South Australia & the Northern Territory. It is important to note, that we are one of the very few companies running such courses to have Animal Ethics Committee Approvals and Scientific Research and Teaching Permits in all States that require it, this includes NSW, NT and QLD!

We have extensive experience in providing training for mines and other commercial companies, including pet stores and other industries.  With Public Liability insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance you can be assured we believe in our product and our services

The business is based in Kyneton we are available for snake removal across the region 24 hours a day 7 days a week, for times that we cannot assist or outside of this area, we suggest you call 136 186 where the Wildlife Department can provide a list of catchers in your local area.

For more information, click here to contact us.

Visit Our Online Store!

We have expanded on our range of handling equipment, as well as included a few extra items, but now you can purchase online through our new online store! We only stock the equipment that we will use ourselves. Visit our shop page, and start shopping!

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You can now follow us on Facebook. View our profile page.

Snakehandler also has a new  Townsville Branch

Latest News

News

Cold weather approaching

31 May 2016

Here in Southern Australia the cold weather is setting in, its a timely reminder for all keepers to think about a serious condition, Respiratory Infection, this can occur due to the cold weather and insufficient heat.  It can be prevented by providing a good heat gradient and basking areas, reducing humidity in the enclosures and keeping a close eye on your animals, listen for crackling sounds as your reptile breathes, watch for bubbles around the mouth and nose. If you see this, get it checked immediately by a reputable Vet, one you know specialises in reptiles. In Melbourne we always refer people to Dr. Shane Simpson of Karingal Vet Hospital, if your local vet does not know about reptiles, Dr. Shane is always willing to talk the case through with your vet.......