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Woven Newspaper Box


Food-Based Enrichment


For use with birds, bats, small carnivores, hedgehogs and friends, small marsupials, small primates, and rodents.

Food Extraction



Why We Like It

This is a great destructible enrichment for birds and other small animals. The newspaper that is pulled out of the box can be used as bedding or nest material, too.

  • Small box

  • Newspaper

  • Scissors

  • Food (nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc)

How to Make It
  1. Poke an even amount of holes through each of the four walls of the box

  2. Rip newspaper into shreds

  3. Bunch up one shred of paper and thread it through one hole in the box, and then through the hole directly across from it. It may help to twist the ends of the newspaper

  4. Repeat step 3 until all holes on one side (and the side across from that side) of the box have newspaper through them

  5. Weave newspaper through remaining holes of box

  6. Fill box with food and treats (you may want to cover the food with more newspaper, too)

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