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Individual Methods for Feeding Methods - Practices
Branch Feeds

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 Feeds

Method Carcass or other food is placed upon a high branch in the enclosure so that the animal must search for it, and exercise to obtain the food.
Species African Leopard, other Cats.
Purpose Provide exercise and promote foraging activity.
Pro Quick to set up.
Con Some animals, particularly those used to being fed ‘from a bowl’ become confused and distressed if unable to locate their food immediately.
Improvements --
Comments --
Frequency of Use Once per Fortnight.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 8
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 10
Contributed By Carnivore

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