A Brief Note On The And Animal Lovers Essay

1201 Words Dec 9th, 2016 5 Pages
Honestly, this class has made me question everything we have learned as zookeepers/animal lovers. Consequently, I started to critically think about how we breed animals, how we house them, and how we feed and clean them. It is because of this class that the biggest change I have made personally is to not clean the entire ferret cage in one day. Their cage is 4 stories, but I now limit myself to cleaning 2 stories at a time. I noticed that their behavior towards the clean section is different and they spend less time in it compared to the section that I did not clean. This makes me wonder how much stress I used to put them under when I would clean their entire cage in one day. It explains why they would seem to act worried when they noticed I was cleaning it. It was after my ethogram project that I also noticed a huge difference in how they act after I washed all my blankets in one day. Normally they get tired after spending a few hours roaming around and go sleep in my bed, now they avoid my bed and prefer to sleep in their cage. It is these little things that I was missing until this class. I shall now pay more attention to their olfactory senses and not just their need to burrow or tunnel. During the domestication lecture I started thinking about how we breed animals with education programs in mind. The cheetah breeding program being the main example. Many facilities go in with their cheetahs and rely on certain ones to be ambassadors for their species. This lecture had…

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