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Floating Scratcher


Sensory Enrichment


Some fish, otters, pinnipeds, sea turtles and other water-dwelling animals





Why We Like It

This is great sensory enrichment for water-dwelling animals. Sea turtles, otters, and other animals can rub their bodies against the brushes to scratch and clean themselves.

  • 4-5 deck brushes

  • 4 pieces of 3" or 4" PVC pipe (they can all be the same length or two can be one length and two can be another length)

  • PVC elbows to fit the PVC pipes

  • Heavy-duty zip ties

  • PVC glue

How to Make It
  1. Construct a square or rectangle out of the PVC pipes and PVC elbows. Use PVC glue to secure the elbows onto each piece of PVC

  2. Zip-tie each deck brush to each side of the rectangle. Use multiple zipties per deck brush.

  3. Let the PVC glue dry and thoroughly clean the enrichment before use

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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