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    I have recently discovered our RSPCA here in Qld has quite an array of reptiles that need homes. I mean I knew the RSPCA helped all animals incl reptiles but I guess I never really thought so many people would abandon such an easy care animal... naive I know. Anyway I am astounded by how many especially adult snakes there are. But there’s baby bear does too!!! And turtles.... who’d abandon a turtle??? Hmmmm feeling I need to adopt them all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belsco View Post
    I have recently discovered our RSPCA here in Qld has quite an array of reptiles that need homes. I mean I knew the RSPCA helped all animals incl reptiles but I guess I never really thought so many people would abandon such an easy care animal... naive I know. Anyway I am astounded by how many especially adult snakes there are. But there’s baby bear does too!!! And turtles.... who’d abandon a turtle??? Hmmmm feeling I need to adopt them all
    So further to this, I just contacted our local wildlife rescue group to find out about becoming a carer. going to enrol to do a course and see can I get more involved. have been looking for something to make me feel useful with the kids turning into teens and no longer wanting me around. this could well be it.

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    I've considered it several times but with a 50-60 hour working week already it'd be more than I could handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rendalyn View Post
    I've considered it several times but with a 50-60 hour working week already it'd be more than I could handle.
    Yeh that’s be crazy I only work casual, sometimes 5 days a week but often only 2-3 and hubby is fifo so I do find myself needing a purpose at times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belsco View Post
    Yeh that’s be crazy I only work casual, sometimes 5 days a week but often only 2-3 and hubby is fifo so I do find myself needing a purpose at times
    I've always been interested in being a wildlife rescuer but I'm the same boat as Rendalyn.Self employed truckie doing 60 hours on the road plus paperwork,maintenance etc. And when I get home there are 20 odd reptiles (plus babies),3 chickens and a cat.Did I mention divorced ? so lucky me gets to do the washing,cooking ,cleaning and shopping too.
    My son is going to cover for me as he is doing a wires course ATM, but I'm not sure how he will fit it in because he works long hours in the nursing home.
    slave to all my reptiles

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonlover1 View Post
    I've always been interested in being a wildlife rescuer but I'm the same boat as Rendalyn.Self employed truckie doing 60 hours on the road plus paperwork,maintenance etc. And when I get home there are 20 odd reptiles (plus babies),3 chickens and a cat.Did I mention divorced ? so lucky me gets to do the washing,cooking ,cleaning and shopping too.
    My son is going to cover for me as he is doing a wires course ATM, but I'm not sure how he will fit it in because he works long hours in the nursing home.
    Sounds like your definitely already busy enough.

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    Im a wires member, I dont have the space at home to care for animals, but I help out with rescues on my days off. Have done about 10 bird rescues so far, and one flying fox. Always learning lots from members who have been doing it for a long time. They always need more reptile rescuers too, especially for snakes. Another role is manning the hotlines, learn heaps that way and can do it from home.

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    Wires have named my son as a reptile rescuer as he has heaps of experience as a reptile owner but won't give him accreditation for venomous snakes,which is fair enough as we don't have any venomous snakes yet!But he would like to help all animals including furry types
    slave to all my reptiles

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