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Individual Methods for Feeding Methods - Device
Apple Pipe

The feeding methods outlined in this section require prior preparation in terms of making devices for use by the animals, including items that must be opened or manipulated to obtain food, frames to hold food items, and containers that randomly release food such as insects.

Apple Pipe

Method Metal pipe bolted onto the wall, 3-5 feet long by 4 inches wide, with small holes every 2-3 inches along length. One end is sealed, and round fruit or hard-boiled eggs is placed at this end, to be worked along the pipe with fingers or tools.
Species Chimpanzee, Gorillas.
Purpose Puzzle feeder requiring some effort to access the food.
Pro --
Con Requires access to the inside enclosure to refill.
Improvements Pipe running from keeper access into the enclosure with a lock on the closed end would allow refilling without entering the enclosure.
Comments Can be completed very quickly.
Frequency of Use Every other Day.
Ratings Usefulness 9
Convenience 8
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 2
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