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Individual Methods for Feeding Methods - Device
Barrel Feeder

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.

Barrel Feeder

Method Metal inner drum with rubber coating. Size 16 inches long x 9 inches in diameter. Central hole with pipe running into barrel, food placed inside. Hung by a chain. Must lift and shake barrel to drop food out.
Species Chimpanzee.
Purpose Very sturdy food puzzle requiring manipulation and exercise to gain access to food.
Pro Virtually indestructible.
Con --
Improvements --
Comments Chimpanzee get bored of this item very easily.
Frequency of Use 3 Times per Week.
Ratings Usefulness 9
Convenience 9
Value For Money 9
Range of Users 1
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