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Box Surprise


Food-Based Enrichment


Most land animals. Not great for aquatic animals.




Food Extraction

Why We Like It

This enrichment is very easy to make and can be modified for use with just about any animal.

  • Cardboard box

  • Substrate (hay, wood wool, shredded paper, etc)

  • Pieces of food

How to Make It
  1. Obtain a cardboard box and remove all tape, staples, glue, etc

  2. Fill cardboard box with substrate (like hay, shredded paper, wood wool) and then mix in bits of food.

  3. Cut holes in the box for animals like anteaters, or leave as-is.

WildThink did not create and does not own any of the enrichment items shown on WildThink's enrichment database. Enrichment items are the property of their respective "sources", which can be found below the title of each enrichment item. WildThink is not responsible for any animal injuries or deaths that may occur whilst using enrichment found on WildThink's enrichment database. It is the responsibility of animal caretakers, managers, curators, and attending veterinarians to ensure that each enrichment item and the materials used to make the enrichment item are safe and suitable for an animal prior to use. WildThink is not liable for enrichment malfunctions.

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