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Random Enrichment ideas

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

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Re: Random Enrichment ideas

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:10 pm

oh yeah some of those bigger ones are pricey.
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Postby pat » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:48 am

ana and her husband are very good at coming up with making enrichment for raccoons.
will show her these pictures, maybe they can come up with something similar for enrichment.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:57 pm

We all know pets love boxes but next time you get a package let them play with the packing too(assuming it's "green" type packing like paper instead of plastics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fV725sWTfI
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Postby minervasden » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:36 pm

How to clean a coconut in order to have halves for enrichment
http://www.wikihow.com/Hollow-Out-a-Coconut

Diy log furniture. Designed for humans but some, like this one, would be nice for enclosures.
http://homemade-modern.com/ep14-log-lounger/ Includes video.
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Make a climbing net out of old T-shirts
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http://www.cheepparrottoysntips.com/knots1.html%20%20climbing%20net%20out%20of%20t-shirts.

I had something like this for rats once. Dog toys attached together for a climbing wall. I didn't use baby links as shown though.
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Turn a clothes drying rack into a playground for a bird or small critter.
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Postby Minty » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:51 pm

https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/? ... oy%7Ctyped

Pinterest is full of good ideas if you're willing to make an account :mrgreen:
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Postby minervasden » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:53 pm

Ice block cakes. For when you want something more than an extra large ice cube with fruit.
http://nagonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/34_CookIceBlocks.pdf

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Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:20 pm

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These are planters but cold make nice beds!
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On that note flip and end table and add a cushion and instant poster bed
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Postby minervasden » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:27 pm

Deodorant makes an easy swipe on scent enrichment

Sidewalk chalk as an alternative to painting

Plastic ball bats, empty feed sacks, hula hoops, and sections of garden hose for larger animals to toss around.

Cornstalks to toss and/or shred. +/- add to nest/den.
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Postby hecate » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:18 am

Giant nylon cat tunnels. Amazon has one that's fully bobcat sized. Scully's on her sixth one.

Lengths of brown kraft parcel wrapping paper, scrunched up and draped around the enclosure.

Large brown paper yard-waste bags.

Rolls of toilet paper, either hung from the fence/wall or just tossed on the floor.

HexBugs, but only under VERY CLOSE SUPERVISION with animals who won't eat them.

https://www.hexbug.com/pettoy

The tails slowed the Nanos down too much so I took them off. They're Scully's favorites. I'll turn three or four loose at the same time and she just goes nuts.
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Re: Random Enrichment ideas

Postby The Herper » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:30 pm

For primates-Snowballs!

A friend of mine who used to volenteer at a zoo, used to stick snowballs to various branches in the lemur exhibits. The lemurs would lick the snow and flatten it out with their hands.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:04 pm

I used throw snow balls for Hyzzie to chase and try to find but she'd get frustrated after a bit so would have to throw her real ball. Just like Jake gets frustrated if no catching the lazer.

@ hecate Those hexbugs look cool. I may need to get one for the fennec.
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Re: Random Enrichment ideas

Postby Kagney » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:56 am

One that we recently stumbled on just by changing our recycling habits... cardboard kitchen toybox. We keep our trash and recycling in a closet/stairwell off the kitchen, but there's not a lot of room in there and the recycling filled up too fast. Solution: we put a separate large plastic bin (accessible to the critters) in the kitchen just for clean, dry cardboard. They LOVE playing in the box of boxes! Sometimes I'll toss a jingle ball or cookie in there just to give them something to rummage for, but the smells from all the different boxes are usually enough to keep them busy, and they love the fact that there's something new in there all the time.
Yeah, you end up picking up stray velveta boxes and escaped paper towel rolls every now and them, but hey, its also another way to keep them from being underfoot while cooking. :icon-wink:
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Postby minervasden » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:45 pm

Pet steps aren't just for mobility issues. Unless you have an extra large pet, those 2-3 step pet stairs are easy to move around. Can be used to increase choice (jump or climb to shelf?), to attract and encourage a pet to investigate a level or area that's ignored, or just placed randomly as a novel object. The top step can be a destination itself.
Plans for basic wooden pet steps http://build-basic.com/build-diy-pet-steps/

Window clings, gel clings, magnets for visual enrichment. Set up a window, dry erase board, cheap cookie sheet, etc. where cage pets can view. Change it up every so often. Some pets in aquariums you can put window clings right on the glass.

Sock snake, basic sewing required. Could make as large or small-diameter and length- as desired. Can vary texture by type of stuffing used- polyfill vs. shredded old clothes or other. Add rattles, crinkles, squeakers or not. Would leave the buttons and tongue off for many critters.
http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2013/05/mismatched-socks-sew-sock-snake.html

Rustic twig stars. Make using appropriate safe materials. Could even add food for foraging.
http://happyhooligans.ca/twig-ornaments/
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Pool noodle floating cooler as floating foraging. For critters not tempted to eat foam. I'd leave off the extra pull string as well. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Noodle-Beverage-Boat
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Strollers, Cageollers, Cajollers. Use a cage type stroller which allows for some normal posturing for when an outdoor enclosure just isn't possible. Can diy from old baby strollers. No plans with these particular photos but can google for similar.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:30 pm

Maybe this would go better in a foraging topic but this is awesome.
http://www.boredpanda.com/cat-feeder-ma ... en-millam/
"Guy Builds Cat Feeding Machine That Requires His Kitty To Hunt For Food"
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:24 pm

PVC cat towers or jungle gyms
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Buy bee nesters to use to hide treats in for foraging.
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