Posts Tagged ‘primate enrichment’

Mango Seeds

February 5th, 2012

One of the favorite foods Benji, our capuchin, loves to eat are fresh mangos.  What I didn’t know until recently was that the seeds of a mango are nontoxic and can be eaten.  » Read more: Mango Seeds

Latches Board

February 4th, 2012

One of the most favorite things Benji, our capuchin, loves to do is open up locks.  My wife has been telling me for a while now that I should create a board with locks on as an enrichment device.  It is after all another great way to keep your monkey busy when you’re not around.  I was then also rather excited when I noticed that somebody posted a picture of the above latches board.  This board contains different kind of latches that open up little doors to keep your primate entertained.

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Horse hay bag as monkey hideout

January 26th, 2012

While doing research for my article on primate enrichment, I found out that some monkey owners hang horse hay bags up in the enclosure of their monkeys so today I went to our local farm store (Farmking) to pick one up.  I was pleasantly suprised to find out that they only cost about $11. They’re made with poly pvc coated nylon which makes these bags very sturdy and easy to wash.

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