This course is UKRS accredited
Animal Health & Welfare

Birds of Prey Nutrition

The aim of this 3-unit course is to introduce learners to the key aspects of nutrition, diet formulation, practical feeding implications and diet- or nutrient-related health concerns for birds of prey (raptors). The course will focus on the diet and nutrition of captive birds of prey, but will draw on information pertaining to wild birds, their feeding ecology and behaviour in order to provide a more comprehensive understanding of bird of prey nutrition. The course is aimed at those who are responsible for caring for birds of prey whether in captivity for rescue reasons or, within controlled captive care. Zoo workers in particular should consider the course as it is written by two experts in raptor care and, nutrition. It is essential that birds of prey being kept in captivity for breeding and release, are fed a diet suitable for their needs so they can better manage release.

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