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Individual Methods for Feeding
Methods - Practices
Whole Plant 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.
Whole Plant Food
||Lettuce, carrot, apple, pear,
etc., halved melon, cabbage. Standard zoo practice is to chop up fruit and vegetables
prior to feeding, though this is not really necessary for most animals.
||Primates, Parrots, Cassowary,
Capybara, most Hoof-Stock.
||Provide food as it would occur in
the wild, requiring the animal to cope with outer coatings and learn which bits are good
||Saves huge amount of food
preparation time, and keeps animals occupied for longer periods dealing with
naturally wrapped foods.
||Some zoo animals will not eat
whole fruits with waxy coatings unless the peel has been partially removed.
||Daily (not every food item).
|Value For Money
|Range of Users
Section / Bird Section / Hoof-Stock Section
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