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Individual Methods for Feeding Methods - Practices
Thrown Food Items

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.

Thrown Food Items

Method Foods such as dead mice, chicks, and small fish are thrown into the enclosure near to the animals, and are generally caught in mid-air, or chased to where they land.
Species White Stork, Night Heron, Ibis, Pelican.
Purpose Ensures individual birds all get some of the ‘choice’ items, and is additionally stimulating for both the birds and the public because food is caught while moving (albeit artificially).
Pro Food can be directed to certain birds, allowing dietary supplements and medicines to be added to the food for specific individuals.
Con Time consuming if used for a large number of animals.
Improvements --
Comments --
Frequency of Use Once per Week, or when giving medication.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 9
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 10
Contributed By Bird Section

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