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Individual Methods for
Electric Barrier Fence
The methods outlined in this section relate to
features of enclosure construction and layout which may be used to enhance the living
conditions of animals, including the use of shelter areas, vegetation, viewing platforms
and climbing structures.
||Eight foot high wire fence around
the enclosure. Wires three inches apart fed with an electric pulse at one second
intervals. Animals touching adjacent wires at the same time receive an electric shock.
||To prevent animals escaping the
enclosure, and predators such as foxes getting in.
||Electrified wires are far less
visually intrusive than solid walls with overhangs.
||Cannot put a gate in the fence.
||The generator powering the
electric fence should be backed up with an emergency battery system. Once the animals
learn that the fence will shock them, however, they will generally avoid it. Electric
fences make it possible to securely enclose an area without erecting expensive solid
barriers. By partitioning an indoor enclosure animals are housed in with electrified
wires, they will learn to avoid the fence before coming across it as the only barrier.
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