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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.
||Thick log with holes 2-3 cm wide
by 6-12 cm deep drilled along length, mounted onto wall or hung from ceiling. Holes are
filled with food - nuts, celery sticks, mange tout, baby corn (for primates), raisins,
dates, nuts (for parrots).
||Sturdy puzzle feeder, requiring
co-ordination and balance, particularly when suspended from the ceiling by a chain.
||Difficult to destroy. Simulates
natural foraging technique of probing holes in trees.
||Very easy to obtain food from
unless the feeder is hung in a difficult to reach area. Small holes are time consuming to
||Holes can be covered by a strip of
barked wood that must be pushed aside to gain access.
||Keep device away from windows. By
leaving bark on, looks more natural to the public.
||Filled Twice per Week.
|Value For Money
|Range of Users
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