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Individual Methods for Feeding Methods - Practices
Branch Bowls

The practices outlined in this section relate to methods of food presentation that do not require the use of special materials or devices. Scatter feeds, use of specific locations, and methods of ensuring that specific animals receive required medications and dietary supplements are dealt with.

Branch Bowls

Method Main portion of daily food is placed in standard feeding bowls attached to branches above the ground level.
Species Marmosets, Tamarins, White-faced Saki, Langurs, Pheasants, Pigeons.
Purpose Provide clumped food resource sites for arboreal animals, and to allow careful monitoring of how well the animals are feeding.
Pro Useful for animals that are reluctant to explore the ground. Less messy than scatter feeds, and allows at-a-glance appraisal of how much the animals have eaten.
Con --
Improvements --
Comments Some cage-reared birds do not eat well if they have to forage for their food.
Frequency of Use Daily.
Ratings Usefulness 10/10
Convenience 10/10
Value For Money 10/10
Range of Users 5/10
Contributed By Primate Section / Bird Section

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