Daily Observations & Rounds

You need to determine if an animal’s behaviour has changed, ie. has become depressed, or more aggressive, or is exhibiting other signs of stress. For additional Daily Rounds information, click here.

During observations:

light bulb iconUsing caretakers that are familiar with animals in their care allows earlier detection of, and response to, subtle behavioural or physical changes in the animal.

During rounds:

  • Look at the WHOLE animal (nose to tail)
  • Recognize that one specific sign may not be conclusive in determining the animal’s overall behaviour.
  • Consider and rule out possible health issues
  • Create a Daily Action Plan.
  • At conclusion of rounds, use your Environmental Needs Plan Flowchart

Your plan should continually adjust to the animal’s changing environmental needs.

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