Tag Archives: Domestic

Domestic Goat

Capra hircus Order: Artiodactyla Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Due to a well-developed herding instinct, goats prefer to be kept in groups of 2 or more. Diet Requirements In the wild, goats require grass for grazing. Veterinary Concerns Because they are a domestic species, the veterinary care of goats is a well documented field. Please see any number of texts on

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Domestic Ferret

Mustela putorius furo Order: Carnivora Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Plan on a multilevel enclosure as ferrets are very active when awake and will utilize ramps and ladders to use all the enclosure space. Use dryer vent tubing to create a tunnel system. Ferrets are readily litterbox trained. Be deliberate in the placement of where animals are housed if you have predators

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Chicken

Gallus gallus Order: Galliformes   Husbandry Information Housing Requirements If possible a shelf or branch above ground level for perching. Diet Requirements Left to their own devices, chickens eat insects and a variety of wild plants and seeds. In zoos, chickens are fed pellets and chopped fruits and vegetables. Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Live crickets, pan with dirt

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Domestic Cat

Felis catus Order: Carnivora Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Diet Requirements Carnivore Veterinary Concerns Notes on Enrichment & Training Programmatic Information Tips on Presentation Tips on Handling Hamill Family Play Zoo, Brookfield Zoo: our cats have been trained to wear a harness and leash when out to meet guests. Potential Messaging Hamill Family Play Zoo, Brookfield Zoo: The domestic cats reside

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