Do you have any links for foraging cups? I've tried checking out the various pet stores and haven't seen anything that would work for fuzzes. I would love to get something like that to keep my guys busy when they have to do cage time ciao
I'm interested as well. At least Ginny would probably enjoy it. Haven't found a treat Ron will take. He eats any regular meat/organ I give him, but for some reason he doesn't like freeze dried chicken, he visibly recoils from freeze dried liver and isn't interested in dehydrated pork heart. He eats regular pork heart just fine though. So far their favorite toys are still the crochet eggs. I also took one egg and put it in an old sock with a knot at both ends and I filled a pill bottle with rice and stuck THAT in a sock too. These all seem to be favorites. I suppose if I inspect them every day and replace as needed they should be good. Ron is the chewer. But how do I know when I should be replacing the eggs? This is the egg I did two days ago. Not sure if you can tell but it's already looking a little ratty. No strings are broken yet, though. Just loosened from all the pulling. Would you replace as soon as there is a hole in it?
Also I was thinking...what if I crocheted with something like hemp? It's a natural substance, albeit plant based. Would that be safer? Or maybe if I used 100% wool yarn? (in case of a bit being ingested. I would still be inspecting everyday, of course.)
Post by Yurei Avalon on Oct 19, 2012 9:14:07 GMT -5
Sadly the Petsmarts around here don't have much in the way of foraging toys. I bought one online that might work, but we need to sand back the opening so it's big enough that a ferret can get a snout in to grab a treat.
They make "foraging toys" for dogs and cats too. If I understand correctly, it's a toy in which you hide treats and if the animal manipulates the toy in a certain way, a treat is dispensed, right?
I know there will be big holes in the crochet eggs eventually. I had to recover the ones I had for that reason, including the one in the picture. That was a recover that I had done two days prior. At least I know how to do it and don't have to buy them every time lol. I was just wondering how much wear is too much. Too bad about the hemp. Although maybe covering them with something a little stronger (like hemp) will help them last longer between recoverings.
I like them because they're dishwasher safe (although they have rubber feet that would probably need to be pried out). Seems like they'd be safe to leave in the cage, no small parts or anything, but if I know my little monsters, it would be upside down in the litter box within a few minutes.
We bought this toy last year for our cats and they love it. it's super sturdy plastic and it screws together tightly. Definitely a toy I can see being enjoyed by woozles and it would be pretty hard for them to destroy!
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Be careful with the rubber Kong. My Ron had the one for tough chewers and STILL managed to nibble the ring at the tip right off In short order. Had to throw it out I've read others having similar results with them as well. That wobbler looks neat though. Bet my guys would LOVE that.