Imagine what it’s like for them…
Perhaps this exercise can help you understand how important it is to get to know the animals in your care and to assess them for their individual needs. Separation from familiar relationships, unpalatable foods, meaningless enrichment items, and lack of ability to hide are some examples of animal stressors. Providing animals with a stress reduction and enrichment plan is only meaningful and successful if it has been tailored to the individual animal.
First Step in Making a Plan!
Every animal that comes into your facility needs an individual animal plan! The first step in the planning process is the collection of data so we can tailor the plan to the individual’s needs.