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Individual Methods for Feeding Methods - Practices
Whole Nuts

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.

Whole Nuts

Method Large, hard nuts such as walnut scattered in the enclosure. Whole coconuts also provided for mammals.
Species Peccary, Babirusa, Chimpanzee, Parrots.
Purpose Difficult food to break into, requiring time and effort to obtain the reward.
Pro Keeps tooth growth in check (Peccaries / Babirusa). Uncracked nuts last for a long time, and can be left in the enclosure for foraging animals to find.
Con Food lying in enclosures attracts vermin. Large amounts of coconut can cause diarrhoea in chimpanzees.
Improvements --
Comments --
Frequency of Use Once per Week or less frequently.
Ratings Usefulness 10/10/10
Convenience 10/10/10
Value For Money 10/9/10
Range of Users 10/6/10
Contributed By Hoof-Stock Section / Bird Section / Primate Section

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