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Manipulatory & Play Objects

The methods outlined in this section relate to the use of both artificial and natural substrates and items for physical and mental stimulation, including floating toys, nesting materials and posts for claw scraping and scratching to relieve skin irritations.


Method Click image for full-page view One or more large pumpkins are placed in the enclosure. The animals will jump on the pumpkins and shred them with their claws.
Species Tiger.
Purpose Manipulatory object for playing with. Pumpkins also allow simulated hunting and killing of an object that has a hard outer skin and soft inner tissue.
Pro --
Con Shredded pumpkin is very messy.
Improvements --
Comments --
Frequency of Use Once per Month, or as available.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 10
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 10
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