Foraging Units for Primates
Available Models For Primates & Other Mammals
The primary reason for the existence of the predominant classes
of Animalia is due to their superior foraging skills. Yet, in
captivity, most animals -- ranging from reptiles to birds to mammals
-- are fed basically in the same manner: from an open dish.
In the case of primates, their evolution has perfected the
remarkable and time-consuming fundamental daily activity: foraging.
Typical primate enclosures, however, share little resemblance with
the animals' natural habitat, thus reducing mental stimuli, esp.
those from foraging, to a minimum.
Fauna-Tek Foraging Units have been specifically designed to offer
a meaningful approach to feeding that naturally includes a dominant
foraging element. Our genus-specific feeding systems provide a
foraging-intensive and sanitary means of supplying a primate's daily
dietary needs. The primate manipulates an array of blocking
embodiments to discover its food, hence receiving incentive and
reward not unlike foraging in the wild.
In some of our designs the number of cavities reaches 500, yet
their filling and service is simple, fast, and sanitary. For
situations where housing space is at a premium, Fauna-Tek units can
be conveniently mounted immediately outside the cage for unimpeded
access by the primate.
All of our units have been extensively field-tested in leading
animal care facilities and zoological institutions to ensure that
they provide a unique approach in delivering invigorating mental and
physical activity that dramatically reduces the primates' daily
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