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Individual Methods for Feeding
Methods - Practices
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.
||Large, leafy tree branches, mainly
willow, freshly cut and put into the enclosure.
||Chimpanzee, Gorilla, Monkeys,
||Food to be eaten, manipulatory
object for apes and parrots. Used by chimpanzees in displays, and to make into tools for
use with maze feeders and other puzzles.
||Readily available except in
||Can be time consuming to collect.
Substances from some plants and trees are poisonous, so should be careful which are used.
||Attach branches to the top of
cages to make obtaining leaves easier, and allowing adoption of arboreal feeding postures.
||Should be careful of using large
branches in open-top primate enclosures, as they may provide a means of escape. Long
branches should not be used with Langurs or other Colobines, as large strips of peeled
bark can cause gut impaction.
||Daily (Primates / Hoof-Stock),
Once per Week (Parrots).
|Value For Money
|Range of Users
Section / Bird Section / Hoof-Stock Section
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