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Individual Methods for Feeding Methods - Device
Food Parcel

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.

Food Parcel

Method Food items are tied up in layers of tightly wrapped paper bags.
Species Macaques and Guenons. Not used by Lemurs or Langurs.
Purpose Feeding puzzle to stimulate foraging activity and manipulatory skills.
Pro Complexity may be varied to suit individuals or different species. Good for co-ordination.
Con Messy due to layers of ripped paper being scattered around the enclosure.
Improvements Mix food with straw or wood shavings before wrapping.
Comments Should explain to the public with a sign why enclosure is covered in scraps of torn paper.
Frequency of Use Once per Week.
Ratings Usefulness 8
Convenience 8
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 8
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