Animal Grooming Program
The animal grooming program is available to all Senior Keepers that have been green level for a minimum of one year, Master Keepers, Level 4 Interns and Level 5 Interns. Participants must be maintaining their minimum required hours for their level, and must be reading and signing the monthly newsletters. Those interested in participating in this program must receive training from a teacher approved by the President. The scratcher sticks may be used on de-clawed cats smaller than a lynx; bobcats, caracals, servals, ocelots, and hybrids. Exceptions may be made for some clawed smaller cats based on veterinary needs. A complete list of cats approved to be groomed and certified groomers is available in the Classes and Maps section of the BigCat.me site.
No one is to be petting cats, or petting cats with sticks, other than the above program or when the cats are sedated for vet care, with express permission from the vet.