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Individual Methods for
Pool of Water
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.
Pool of Water
||Pool of water.
||Provide source of varied interest
within the environment, for drinking, bathing, swimming, foraging for food thrown in, and
||Water dwelling/using animals
provided with natural habitat.
||Must be cleaned frequently if
possible, to reduce the risk of contamination through defeccation or spoilage of food in
the pool. Installation of a new pool to an existing enclosure is awkward.
||Use running water, either with a
pump or from a natural source. A filtration system keeps the water cleaner for longer,
particularly with animals that defecate in the water.
||Flowing water should ideally be
used, however, is expensive to run continuously and may be costly to install in existing
enclosures. Running water creates a more interesting environment due to mobility and
noise. Water should be monitored for contamination, and risk of transmission of disease
from animals in other enclosures sharing the water supply should be considered.
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Section / Hoof-Stock Section / Bird Section / Carnivore
Section / Reptile Section
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