Horse hay bag as monkey hideout

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.

The front of the bag has a perfect sized hole for our capuchin but he can also use the top to get in and out of the bag.  The front hole is normally intended for the horse to eat their hay from but it’s a perfect entrance or window for our capuchin as you can see in the picture.  The top has metal hoops which makes it very easy to hang this bag up.  There is also an extra loop on the back of the bag which can be used to keep the bag better in place.  I only used the top metal loops to attach this bag to the ceiling of our monkey room with a simple rope clip.

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