Here is a short video clip to give you ideas for goat training from the Philadelphia Zoo.
Although this clip features a domestic cat the same principles can be applied to exotic animals as well. Medicating an animal fortunately can be as simple as hiding it in food. But some animals do learn to eat around the medication, not to trust certain food items, or end up being coerced into taking medications. […]
This clips features some very nice close ups of the sleeve design used for blood draw, injection and blood pressure cuff training for the sloth bear at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Close ups start at about :40 into the clip and continue to almost the end of the segment.
This clips gives more of an overview of the work done with Tiki at the Oakland Zoo. For more specific details contact Amy Phelps directly or get involved with the Giraffe Training and Enrichment chat group on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/183831431787028/
Synopsis: Food plays an important part in companion animal health. It also plays a significant role in influencing animal behavior. Reinforcement is the procedure of providing consequences for a behavior that increases or maintains the frequency of that behavior. Consequences that serve to increase or maintain a behavior are called reinforcers. Food is a commonly...