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Random Enrichment ideas

Enclosure, cage, nest box, building and enrichment ideas for any species.

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Random Enrichment ideas

Postby TamanduaGirl » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:23 pm

Bubbles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtaDzDE18bk

Lasers but not all take to that idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhLiW8wiXKk

Bags: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGeeQvf2yCw

Tunnels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoSWcSxVlmk

Old clothes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smTDswATqj4

Homemade treat puzzles(though this particular setup makes me nervous, maybe okay if you trust them not to eat food smelling non-organics.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzt_oYydzxU

Or just try random things like old pots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmd4IWNEJAo

And fabric dispensers: ImageOMG what time is it? Who turned on the lights? by TamanduaGirl, on Flickr

Durable kids toys(I think they hide treats inside): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z6GuhOFOJM

Hanging container with treat hole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbcp0tAbxTE

Cat toys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15Nb-7qwQ4c&t=1m9s
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Postby minervasden » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:15 am

@TG- Hope you don't mind me posting this here. Seemed like the best place for short ideas that don't need an entire post to themselves.

Collect the perfume sample pages from magazines. Organize them nicely in a binder.
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Rub the pages onto larger objects or rub smaller objects onto the pages.
My cats have dedicated small cotton socks that I rub on the pages and roll into a ball.
Easy to get a variety without spending money or having a random collection of bottles and vials. Easier on people with allergies as well.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:31 am

Yes that was my intent. I swear I titled it Random enrichment Ideas but seems part got deleted somewhere along the line. I'll just go add that back.

You're using old socks combines scent enrichment and using old clothes.
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Postby minervasden » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:48 pm

TamanduaGirl wrote:You're using old socks combines scent enrichment and using old clothes.


I apologize for doubling up on something you already posted (clothes). I am unable to watch videos online so do not know the specific contents.

Here’s some additional ideas:
If you have a pond or large enough pool for your ducks add one of those little plastic kids’ slides

To make safe mirrors use peel and stick mirror paper. It’s like contact paper.

Make an activity board with different locks and hardware. Good for primates, raccoons, parrots, anything with hands or dexterous beaks.

Paper twist ribbon can be woven through cage bars for birds to pick at.

Ping pong balls or other floating objects too large to swallow and of material which can withstand biting can be given to turtles/fish/other aquatics for manipulation.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:06 pm

I didn't mean it was bad. It might help people get ideas about combining things.
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Re: Enrichment ideas

Postby hecate » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:00 am

minervasden wrote:Ping pong balls or other floating objects too large to swallow and of material which can withstand biting can be given to turtles/fish/other aquatics for manipulation.

Or bobcats.
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I added larger plastic ball-pit balls later and they were also a hit. She also evidently enjoys stuffing the large balls through the chain link since I'm always having to pick them up and bring them back in.

They eventually sink when she's bitten enough holes in them, but she still chases them around on the bottom of the pool.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:49 pm

I've seen a few people try ball pit balls in a small pit for fennecs but they are too big and none found it fun, lol. One did something that worked though they put insects/treats down in the balls mixed in and that got it digging around for them. Multicolored ping pong balls would probably make a better ball pit for a fennec if there's any chance of them being interested.
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Re: Random Enrichment ideas

Postby Ash » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:15 am

I want to add hay bales. I bought 12 50lb bales this winter to "spread around" my fox enclosure. First time I've ever gotten hay, so of course it turned out I only needed like... 4-5 to completely cover the floor of the enclosure. But I was able to make a tunnel out of the remaining bales, and they actually love hopping up on top of them. Soon they'll start to pull them all apart, which will be lots of fun for them. I don't think they've realized yet that they can pull the hay out of the bale, lol. Shouldn't be long.
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Postby minervasden » Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:50 pm

A few ideas from around the forum. For those who may have missed them the first time. Ideas not limited to the species they were posted under.

Putting an aquarium in the wall
http://www.raskbb.com/sybilsden/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=12229

A climbing structure
http://www.raskbb.com/sybilsden/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=12097

We've had bubbles but I don't think bubble bath. lkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
http://www.raskbb.com/sybilsden/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=9192

General toy threads from the fox section.
http://www.raskbb.com/sybilsden/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=12777
http://www.raskbb.com/sybilsden/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=12881

Animal friendly paper mache
http://www.raskbb.com/sybilsden/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=12892
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:51 pm

minervasden wrote:Animal friendly paper mache
http://www.raskbb.com/sybilsden/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=12892


I'll probably just move that one into this section later. I like the idea for fennecs actually. They could dig into the paper mache for treats. They are diggers not chewers(usually), so want to come up with different digging enrichment ideas.

I knew of one tamandua male that LOVED warm baths, but that's unusual for the species, it was adorable though. He'd relax and go to sleep in there.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:54 am

While you might have to buy one of these rather than make them unless you are very handy, these are popular among kinkajouss and primates. I bet raccoons would like them too.

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Postby pat » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:55 am

wow :shock: , thats the Cadillac of toys. I am not too creative, so I would like to buy one, depending on the price.

who sells them?
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Postby Whisper » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:28 am

Wow, that's awesome! I would get one, but I don't think the fox would appreciate it :P
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:01 pm

Just search "bead maze activity cube" on amazon and there are lots to choose from, price varies mostly due to size or just bead maze will bring up the top portion only. They had a huge one at the x-ray office waiting room. I played with it to keep my mind busy while waiting, better than magazines.

@ Whisper Yeah don't think anteaters would care either but great for the more hand eye oriented critters.
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Re: Random Enrichment ideas

Postby pat » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:32 pm

walmart has them too. would be better to them in person.

some of the prices :shock:

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