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Individual Methods for Enclosure Design
Rocks and Tree Stumps

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.

Rocks and Tree Stumps

Method Large natural structures, arranged in the enclosure to create a more three-dimensional layout.
Species Birds, Meerkat, Cats.
Purpose Provide natural, solid, raised perches, and may also be used for screening and shelter.
Pro Provide a naturalistic look to the enclosures. Tree stumps attract insects, which become a mobile source of interest that may be foraged for by the inhabitants.
Con Rocks and tree stumps can be heavy to move around.
Improvements Moving the rocks and stumps around alters the three-dimensional layout of the enclosure.
Comments --
Frequency of Use Constant.
Ratings Usefulness 8/7
Convenience 8/8
Value For Money 10/10
Range of Users 7/6
Contributed By Bird Section / Carnivore Section

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