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Store Hours:
Mon., Thurs 10-8
Wed., Fri., Sat 10-6
Sun 11-3
Closed Tuesdays

(301) 424-7387

January 4, 2011

Training classes, Jan 2011

Filed under: Classes,Seasonal,Store News — admin @ 11:19 am

It’s that time of year again when Animal Exchange offers a series of classes for potential employees and/or pet lovers. The Sunday classes are available on an individual basis at $i5.oo each and include:

Jan 9      Small Animals

Jan 16    Fish

Jan 23    Birds

Jan 30    Parrot Psychology

Feb 6      Reptiles

Feb 13    Bird Breeding

We answer a lot of questions every day at the store but these 2 hour classes give you an opportunity to get a more comprehensive approach to each topic. Call to reserve a seat if you are interested.

May 16, 2010


Filed under: Classes,Store News — admin @ 10:19 am

Our new series of training classes will start  in mid June and conclude in July.  Sunday sessions such as Parrot Psychology are available as individual classes but if you would like to work at Animal Exchange we encourage you to be here for all 26 hours of  our basic training. The schedule is available at the store.

February 24, 2010

Science Cafes

Filed under: Classes,Seasonal,Store News,Uncategorized — admin @ 3:15 pm

We are now into our second year of sponsoring Science Cafes in conjunction with Rockville Science Center Inc and Sigma Xi.  If you have been to any of them, I know you look foreward to the next one every month. Speakers have presented fascinating glimpses into their field of scientific inquiry and engaged the audience, responding to an amazing list of questions each time.

Cafes are held at Branded’72, a very good barbecue restaurant on Gude Drive at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of the month except in March when we we moved to March 10 so as not to interfere with your St. Patricks day celebrations.

Cafes  are FREE but  you can order food and all beverages if you desire. Vegetarians can even find lots of options so join us March 10 to hear all about Bees with our speaker from the University of Maryland.

November 28, 2009

2010 Pet Shop Management Class

Filed under: Classes,Store News — admin @ 7:53 pm

Animal Exchange offers a series of classes to anyone interested in working at Animal Exchange or simply wanting to know more about pets. The entire series of 14 two hour classes is available with preregistration of $125.00.

Sunday classes are available if space permits with preregistration of $15.00 for a single class. Parrot Psychology usually fills up quickly so sign up early if you are having birdy behavior issues.

SUNDAY 3-5PM                                          WEDNESDAY 6-8PM

                                                                             Jan 6- Intro & Responsibility

Jan 10-Small Animals                                Jan 13- Chinchillas and Rabbits

Jan 17- Invasive Species                          Jan 20- (Science Cafe)

Jan 24 Reptiles                                             Jan27- Amphibians

Jan 31- Birds                                                  Feb 3- Bird Catch

Feb 7- Parrot Psychology                        Feb 10- Dogs

Feb 14- Bird Breeding                                 Feb 17- (Science Cafe)

Feb 21- Fish                                                     Feb 24- Cats

Feb 28- Exam

Animal Exchange hires from the class but there is no guarantee of a job offer. If you are hired and work at the store for 4 months (at least 200 hours) the class fee will be refunded.

February 17, 2009


Filed under: Classes,Store News,Uncategorized — admin @ 8:43 pm

Did you know that Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago on the same day as Abe Lincoln? Well we are a little late in celebrating but we are having a SCIENCE CAFE to honor him. We will have a brief presentation by Dr. Mac West a distinguished evolutionary biologist and then an opportunity to discuss Darwins remarkable observations. And yes there will be cake… If you missed this party, join us for another Science Cafe.


July 17, 2008


Filed under: Bird Care,Classes,Store News — admin @ 4:44 pm

Yes, Animal Exchange is on Youtube! This may come as a shock to those of you who know that Ruth is technologically inept but a friend and neighbor filmed our current baby birds being handfed. To see these babies ,click here and be sure to tell us what you think, next time you are at Animal Exchange.

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