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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.
||On random days throughout a month,
no food is provided for the animal.
||Owls, Large Cats (Panthera).
||Provide unpredictability in the
||Allows more time to be spent on
other tasks on days when the section is short-staffed.
||Potentially stressful to the
||It is vital to do this on a random
basis, as predictable starve days cause greater stress and exhibition of abnormal
||Starve days should not be used
during the breeding and rearing period, as animals must be confident that there will be
sufficient food for young, or will fail to reproduce successfully. There is little to
suggest that this method benefits long-term captive animals, though it may be a useful
training aid for reintroducing animals to the wild, if they are allowed to retain cached
||6-7 Days per Month.
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