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Individual Methods for Feeding Methods - Device
Sunken Pipe Feeder

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.

Sunken Pipe Feeder

Method Section of pipe 6 inches long x 2 inches wide, partially sunk into the ground at an angle of 45. The pipe is filled with small fish, occasionally with mice at the bottom.
Species Waldrapp and Black-faced Ibis.
Purpose Puzzle feeder requiring the birds to dip into the pipe with the length of their beaks to obtain food.
Pro Difficult for gulls and crows to steal food from.
Con Time consuming to clean and fill.
Improvements Cover pipe so the birds must feel around inside without seeing the food. Use more feeders (currently 16), so some are (randomly) empty each day.
Comments --
Frequency of Use Twice per Day.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 8
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 10
Contributed By Bird Section

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