Food-Based Enrichment

Special thanks to Jodi Carrigan of Zoo Atlanta for compiling this information.

Manipulable Feeders

Providing food in novel and/or complex containers affords animals opportunities to manipulate objects and to spend more time performing natural foraging behaviors.

Feeders for Browse and Tool Use

Other food-based enrichment objects are particularly useful for encouraging tool use, for the presentation of browse items and/or to extend foraging times.

Food Puzzles

Puzzle-feeders provide cognitive enrichment by requiring the animal to solve a problem to reach desired food items.

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