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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.
||Crickets, Locusts, Waxworms,
Fruit-flies. Scattered into the enclosure to hide under wood-chip, or onto the surface of
ponds (for crocodiles).
||Meerkat, Coati. Mongoose, Lizards,
Dwarf Crocodile (Locusts), and Frogs (Hatchling Crickets and other small Insects)
||Provide fresh and mobile source of
natural food, which must be actively caught.
||Takes time to hunt or forage for
live prey, and provides exercise.
||Must monitor populations of
insects to prevent them overrunning enclosures if they are not eaten.
||Use aphids (greenfly / blackfly)
in summer - cut infested branches from plants and put them into the enclosure.
||Frogs, in particular, require
motion to stimulate feeding behaviour. Feeding insects to animals is allowed in the UK, as
legislation only prohibits feeding of vertebrate prey. Insects dusted with vitamin powder
as a dietary supplement should be placed in a dish to be eaten before the powder falls
off. Should ensure that wild-collected insects have not been sprayed with insecticides.
||Daily (Reptiles), Three Times per
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Section / Carnivore Section
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