Looking for the PERFECT enrichment gift for your fur baby???? Get them a wheel forager!! The device is set up where the wheel must be spun and maneuvered up/down and right/left to find and retrieve the prize. I use raisins, craisins, nuts, fruits, berries, and pomegranate seeds.
The enrichment that can be used is endless. I love this forager because the well being of Abby to me is paramount. Every aspect of housing, handling, and care that contributes to a primates or physical environment is important. Primates in the wild spend much of their lives foraging for food. Not so in captive primates. Due to advances in animal nutrition, captive primates now receive a completely balanced diet in a very small volume of foodstuff. The downside of this practice is that it saps the primateâ€™s natural instinct to forage. With too much idle time that would otherwise be spent searching for food, the captive primates may develop excessive behaviors. To correct this problem, and to create a more natural environment for the primates, This foraging wheel enables primates to feed themselves in a way that closely mimics foraging, parceling out the food in hollows where the primate must seek it out and extract it on its own initiative.
Made of opaque polypropylene, a durable material that is chemical and heat-resistant, virtually moisture and crack resistant. They have stainless steel fasteners and mounts for long life and trouble-free performance. Easily washed and sanitized at temperatures up to 180Â° to eliminate potentially harmful bacteria. Designed for simple attachment to the outside of a primate enclosure These devices are engineered for ease of use. Assembly is a snap, replenishing with food is quick and cleaning to eliminate bacteria can be accomplished with minimal effort.