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Individual Methods for Feeding Methods - Device
Large Swinging Puzzle Box

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.

Large Swinging Puzzle Box

Method Wooden box hung from a chain. Holes in the sides big enough for a monkey to put its hand in. Food and straw inside. As monkeys jump on box to reach food, movement causes food to slide about.
Species Siamang Gibbon, Monkeys.
Purpose Foraging device requiring co-ordination.
Pro Easy to clean and move around.
Con --
Improvements --
Comments Large dominant males find the item difficult, so it is generally left for subordinates.
Frequency of Use Every other Day.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 9
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 9
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