PVC Hose Strips

WildThink's Creation
Lionesses
Type

Food-Based Enrichment

Animals

Great for larger animals, particularly carnivores.

Object Manipulation

Food Extraction

Behaviors

Why We Like It

It can be hard to find materials that hold up to large animals like big cats and bears, but this hosing is pretty tough. You can freeze juice or blood inside for a cool treat on a hot day, stick meat through the hose, rub honey inside, or spray scents on it... the possiblities are endless. 

Materials
  • Length of PVC hose

  • Reciprocating saw to cut

  • Food/scents/substrate/juice to put inside

How to Make It
  1. Thoroughly clean the hosing prior to use, expecially if it has been donated.

  2. Cut the long length of hose into 12" - 18" pieces using the reciprocating saw (note: look for the PVC ribbing on the hose and try to place your saw blade between the ribbing)

  3. Smear food (honey, jelly, peanut butter, etc) inside, stuff blood-soaked substrate inside, spray with scents, fill with a chunk of meat.... the choice is yours!

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