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Individual Methods for Feeding Methods - Device
Peanut Hoops

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.

Peanut Hoops

Method Large, thick plastic (hula-style) hoop with a peanut sized hole sliced from the inside surface. Hoop is filled with nuts and hung from a rope where it can be spun round freely until nuts fall out or appear at the hole.
Species Macaques and other Monkeys.
Purpose Simple feeding puzzle device.
Pro Cheap, durable and easily cleaned.
Con --
Improvements By filling the hoop on an irregular basis, monkeys will check it frequently just in case.
Comments This device was unsuccessful with Ring-tailed Lemurs and White-faced Saki’s.
Frequency of Use Filled every other Day.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 10
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 6
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