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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.
||Rope woven into a loose pleat with
a hook at one end, and hung from roof. Nectar producing flowers inserted into the pleats.
Alternatively, flowers may be tied to branches or fencing, though are less mobile.
||Nectar-feeding birds, for example,
Blue-streaked Lory, or flower-eating animals.
||Provide natural source of nectar
requiring species-specific skills and morphology to obtain food.
||Birds learn to obtain nectar from
||Must be replenished on a frequent
basis. Difficult to obtain nectar-rich flowers, especially in winter.
||For birds with distinct feeding
morphology, should use correspondingly evolved nectar producing flower.
||If possible should have several
entire plants within enclosure to provide constantly replenishing sources of nectar. For
many. this is likely to be limited by climatic conditions and enclosure design. Greater
Vasa Parrots enjoy tearing bunches of flowers to pieces.
||2-3 Times per Week, or whenever
|Value For Money
|Range of Users
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