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Foraging Box


Food-Based Enrichment


Can be used with most land animals


Food Extraction



Why We Like It

This is a great enrichment for animals who naturally root through substrate to find their food. It's super easy to prepare, and if done on exhibit, is a great talking point about natural foraging behaviors. 

  • Container for forage (box, kiddie pool, or tub will work)

  • Scraps of newspaper, leaves, straw, dirt or other substrate

  • Food and treats

How to Make It
  1. Place desired substrate into container

  2. Mix in food and treats

  3. Give to animal and enjoy!

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