Giant Wind Chimes
Physical & Structural
Bears, large canids, large felids, hyena, hoofed animals, pachyderms, large primates
Why We Like It
This is a great enrichment for large animals who enjoy manipulating objects using their body. These wind chimes are sturdy and make noises when knocked around. They can be spray painted to look like bamboo or logs, so they're suitable for use at zoos requiring natural-looking enrichment on exhibit.
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How to Make It
Drill a hole through the bottom center of each PVC end cap big enough for the eye bolt to fit through
Thread an eye bolt through each PVC end cap and secure it with a washer and a locking nut.
Place each completed cap onto each PVC pipe and secure the end caps with PVC glue. These will be the "chimes"
To make the top bar that will support the chimes, drill 5 equally-spaced holes all the way through the PVC pipe
Thread an eye bolt through each hole in the support PVC pipe and secure it with a washer and a locking nut
Attach a chime to each eye bolt on the top support bar using a quick link. Use a metal bonding glue to secure the spinning bit on the quick link.
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