hand-feeding

hand-feeding

1. feeding stored feeds to livestock, especially pastured animals in drought, flood or other stringent times.
2. newborn animals without a dam to suck being fed by dropper, bottle or spoon. Called also hand-rearing. See also artificial rearing.
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However, due to the necessity of hand-feeding such a large number of chicks (flamingo chicks need to be hand-fed special liquid diets via eye-droppers every three hours around the clock), protocols have been established that will allow for weaning to begin by the end of one month, with the eventual goal of releasing the birds to the wild in Rio Largartos.
Experts say the hand-feeding of mute swans at Berwick should be stopped because it is makingtheir numbers artificially high.
She will be perpetually witty and well-coiffed and he will conquer barbarian warlords for her during the day while hand-feeding her chocolate-dipped strawberries by night.
Mr White, who is a former wildlife officer at Northumbria Police, even takes Cuthbert to work with him, hand-feeding him every hour to build his strength up.
RSPCA collection officer Derek Hampson is now hand-feeding t he kittens at his home.
That left owner Jules Anderson with the full-time job of hand-feeding the foal.
Vivid colors attract sharks, Manley tells me later as I strap on my bright yellow fins to get some photographs of him hand-feeding the sharks.
The company still operates Lorikeet Landing, a parrot hand-feeding exhibit at the San Diego Zoo, and manufacturers and markets Lorikeet Nectar to zoos across the U.
Crocodile hunter" Steve Irwin angrily rejected any comparisons between himself and disgraced pop star Michael Jackson, after provoking outrage by hand-feeding a crocodile while holding his infant son, it was reported yesterday.
In early March of this year, zoo officials began hand-feeding Jukichi, and giving him nutritional supplements.
In ``All Too Human,'' former White House aide George Stephanopoulos recalls scenes of playful affection, like Hillary Clinton hand-feeding her husband lemon wedges dipped in honey.
Discovery Cove is an exclusive, reservations-only adventure where guests experience the most-exciting animal encounters the world has to offer, including swimming with dolphins, hand-feeding tropical birds and snorkeling with exotic fish and rays.