Hanging Container Forager

Lionesses
Type

Food-Based Enrichment

Animals

For use with giraffe, okapi, and anteaters. Can be modified for use with other hoofed animals.

Oral Manipulation

Food Extraction

Behaviors

Foraging

Why We Like It

This enrichment is great for giraffe and okapi since they have long tongues designed to grab leaves and branches, but a shallower version could be used for other species of hoofstock. 

Materials
How to Make It
  1. Use a hole saw to drill holes in the wooden board and sand them until smooth

  2. Use the same size hole saw to drill holes in the bottom of each container and sand until smooth

  3. Line up the container holes with the holes in the board. Then, use a drill (with a drillbit complimentary to the size of your carraige bolts) to drill holes through the wooden board and through all 4 corners of each container

  4. Attach each container to the wooden board with a bolt, a washer on each side, and a nut on the inside of the containers

  5. Attach two screw eyes to the top of the board and hang the enrichment by carabiners

  6. Put food in the containers and put the lids on before hanging the enrichment

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