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Individual Methods for Feeding
Methods - Practices
Scatter Feeds (Outdoors)
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.
||Scatter of fruits, vegetables,
nuts, seeds, flaked maize, (Mammals); grains, seeds, mealworms, and finely chopped fruit
(Birds), thrown into a wide area of the enclosure.
||Primates, Peccary, Babirusa,
||Increase foraging time and
visibility of the animals. Provides more interest for visitors.
||Keeps the animals busy foraging.
Reduces fighting over food as it is spread over too wide an area to be defended.
||Uneaten food can attract vermin.
||Heavy growth of grass increases
the time required to find scattered food.
||Does not increase cleaning time.
||5-8 Times per Day (Primates), 1-2
Times per Week (Others).
|Value For Money
|Range of Users
Section / Hoof-Stock Section
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