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Brown Bag Surprise


Food-Based Enrichment


Most land animals




Food Extraction

Why We Like It

This is a great enrichment to stimulate foraging behavior in animals. Not only does it include food, but the animals can use the hay as bedding when they're finished eating. For larger animals, you can make several of these and hide them around their enclosure like an easter egg hunt for a foraging activity.

  • Paper Bag

  • Hay

  • Treats (if desired)

  • Scents (if desired)

How to Make It
  1. Fill a paper bag with fresh hay

  2. Sprinkle appropriate food into bag of hay and shake the bag

  3. Poke various holes into the bag

  4. Secure the bag to the top of the animal enclosure, or simply place inside enclosure

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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