Individual Enrichment Techniques - Name of the Method
||A brief description of the design (size, location), and
||The species or groups (for example, all monkeys) that the
device has been used with. The evaluations of the device are based on the animals
mentioned in this section.
||The reason for using the method, for example, to provide
exercise or novel stimuli, or encourage natural behaviour.
||Any notable good points about the method, including animals
with which the device works well, or aspects of husbandry that make the method
||Any notable bad points about the method, including possible
dangers or husbandry problems.
||Ways the method may work better, for example, by varying
location or presentation, or alternative designs.
||Any additional information that may be of use, based upon
practical experience of the method.
|Frequency of Use
||How often the method is in use, for example, constant
features, or used daily or once per week, or used constantly for a month then not used for
||Methods rated out of 10 (High - Good) for four categories. If
different sections (birds, reptiles, etc.) use a method, separate ratings are given in
order of (Contributed By - see below on this table).
||How well the method achieves the purpose it is used for.
||How easy the method is to use from the point of view of being time
consuming or awkward for keepers.
|Value For Money
||In terms of how much it cost to make or maintain, is the device a good
investment and success with the animals.
|Range of Users
||Proportion of animals using method. If used by a single animal in a
group, may rate 1; if most use the device, may rate 6-7. If all animals of all species
listed use the device, would rate a 10.
||The section or sections providing information about the method
are detailed here. If the method varies between sections, each is dealt with separately. A
list of individuals who contributed to each section is available in the Acknowledgements section.