What you need to do to become a Echidna carer
Call us on 0414 717 374
We do courses on Echidna care throughout the year
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Echidna Care Training
Becoming a Echidna carer with NQ Wildlife
Join our family of Echidna carers
NQ Wildlife Care runs courses throughout the year in Echidna care and rescue / become a member /take a course /grab the skills you need and start caring for our echidnas in your home
Being a carer is the most rewarding experience ever.
Becoming an Echidna carer
- Here at NQ Wildlife, we run carers courses as we like to give you the best chance of being the best carer you can be.
- Echidna species we have in Queensland is the Short Beaked Echidna
- The echidna is a spiny, ant-eating animal that lives in Australia and New Guinea.
- They are made to dig with sharp claws and sharp hair (their spines are actually their hair)
- They are egg-laying mammals!
- Slow moving with not good eyesight.
- Most echidna come into care after being hit by cars. So its human that are their biggest problem
- Most animals come off very poorly after an encounter with an adult echidna.
- Our Echidna course will give you the skills to handle these spiky little diggers and the knowledge to rehabilitate them so they can be released back into the wild.
- Echidna care is a speciality wildlife craft and you need special enclosures as they are diggers with great skills, and need to be kept really cool as well.
- You need a permit to rehabilitate echidna.
- This can be achieved by becoming a NQ Wildlife member doing our wildlife course and echidna care training’
- We look forward to having you join our Wildlife team of carers
- We rehabilitate to release!
We give our wildlife the best possible chance of surviving once released back into the wild
For any information on rescuing/rehabilitating echidnas’ please call us at
NQ Wildlife Care on 0414 717 374
if you are interested in becoming a carer also please get in touch
we provide training, support and resources for our carers.
We are no match for cars
Most of us come in with damage to our spines noses and feet
Baby Echidna are called Puggles
we feel safe in your care, we need love and care to grow and recover
We need your help
We often arrive hurt scared and very vulnerable
As we gain our strength we try to escape back to our home
When its time to go, we’ll let you know
We are very spiky sorry about that but we will remember your kindness
Interested in becoming a Echidna Carer or rescuer
Contact Us or Visit Our Wildlife Centre.
25 Aitkens street Aitkenvale