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Individual Methods for Feeding
Methods - Device
The feeding methods outlined in this section
require prior preparation in terms of making devices for use by the animals, including
items that must be opened or manipulated to obtain food, frames to hold food items, and
containers that randomly release food such as insects.
||Mealworms placed on the wooden
board covered in astro-turf will burrow into the turf. The animal must search through the
astro-turf to locate mealworms.
||Most Monkeys, particularly
White-faced Saki, Soft-billed Birds (for example, Mynahs and Thrushes).
||Promote foraging through searching
grass (or fur) for insects and grubs underneath.
||Astro-turf is too tough for
Marmosets, Tamarins and Birds to forage through.
||Have several boards in the
enclosure, and put mealworms on a few of the boards at random, so that each will have to
be checked without necessarily providing food.
||As an alternative to astro-turf, a
board with a ridged surface can be used instead. This has been successful with birds.
||Every other Day.
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