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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.


Method Large areas of enclosure set aside for grass, with areas fenced off to regenerate.
Species Tapir, Antelope, Deer, Pygmy Hippo, Babirusa.
Purpose Provide natural food substrate for grazing animals, allowing them to feed when they desire.
Pro Cheap and low maintenance method of feeding.
Con Animals evolved to feed on poor food, for example, Reindeer, cannot deal with normal grass, as it is too rich, and will become ill and even die.
Improvements --
Comments In spring, high levels of minerals in fresh growth can cause "grass staggers", so early growth should be cut back. Free range grazing only works well in large areas.
Frequency of Use Constant.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 1
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 10
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