Dog Kong Toys

February 16th, 2004 by primatecare Leave a reply »

By Kristen Key

One of the best enrichment devices are the dog kongs you can get at the pet stores.  They are kind of pricey, expect to pay anywhere from $10-$20 depending on the appropriate size for your critter.  Get one that he/she can easily handle, and can get their fingers into.

Take the kong, plaster peanut butter over the small open end.  Roll it in oatmeal, freeze it.  Then when frozen solid, take it out, fill it with cereals, cut fruit/veggies, and other treats.  I will usually fill it up with juice or water even, and refreeze (those strawberry/tomato green plastic mesh mini basket things work great for keeping them upright in the freezer).  Also, top off iwth a banana slice, a half of a cherry tomato, or another goodie on the large open end, to get them started eating it.

Good good good… plus they get to keep the kong for after treat playing activity!

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