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Individual Methods for Feeding Methods - Devices
Corrugated Cardboard Squares

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.

Corrugated Cardboard Squares

Method If the cardboard is dropped into a tank of mealworms, they will crawl into the corrugations. Monkeys will then rip open the cardboard to get to the mealworms.
Species Most Monkeys, particularly White-faced Saki.
Purpose Promote foraging behaviour as a simulation of peeling back bark to reveal insects and grubs underneath.
Pro Requires no preparation time - just leave it and come back later.
Con Public often think the monkeys are eating the cardboard.
Improvements --
Comments --
Frequency of Use 3-4 Times per Week.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 10
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 8
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