ZOO/AQUARIUM GENERAL HEALTH and DIET HISTORY FORM: INDIVIDUAL
Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
How are the animals fed?
Instructions for the following questions: Be sure the “Amount” provided is measurable. Always weigh the measured amount of food on a gram scale and provide the total gram weight for each ingredient.
Possible scenarios to troubleshoot:
- Unlabeled cup or scoop: First measure the amount held in that cup/scoop - for example, “½ scoop” may actually
represent a true 1 cup, as measured. Then weigh the volume of diet item held within that container.
- Abstract unit of measure (e.g. “one handful”), take one handful of the item and obtain the gram weight of that
handful 5 days in a row. If different individuals are doing the feeding, make sure that each individual’s handful is
represented. Then calculate the average weight (grams) per handful by summing the gram weights from each of
the 5 days, and diving by 5. Provide that average weight as the “Amount” below.
- Hay/browse: For each type of hay/browse item, use either hook scale or flat platform scale and obtain average
weight over 5 days.
How is water provided? Please describe (water dish, water bottle, soaking food items, etc.)