Feathers

Lionesses
Type

Sensory Enrichment

Animals

Bears, canids, felids, hyena, meerkats, mongoose, civets, genets, fossa, reptiles

Investigation

Smelling

Behaviors

Destruction

Why We Like It

Feathers smell interesting and have a distinct texture. This enrichment engages carnivores' senses and allows them to be destructive. You can even put additional scents on the feathers for more fun.

Materials
  • Natural feathers

  • Material to stick feathers in (cardboard, meat, etc)

How to Make It
  1. Thoroughly clean feathers and ensure they're ready for your animal

  2. Stick feathers into an object or food of your choice (i.e cardboard, meatball, paper mache ball, etc)

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