Christmas Ball N Chain

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Exploring, foraging


Nonhuman Primates, Sheep, Pigs


Manipulanda, tactile, sensory, olfactory

Why They Love It

This object comprised an aged foraging ball punctuated with holes, tethered to a stainless steel chain, and adorned in festive Christmas wrapping. The paper adhered to the ball with honey or melted marshmallow, concealing delectable treats within. The animals thoroughly enjoyed the rewarding experience of foraging for these hidden treats.


Christmas Ball N Chain

This item was an old enrichment ball with holes, that was tied to a stainless steel chain and wrapped in Christmas paper. Honey or melted marshmallow was used to make the wrapping paper stick to the ball. Food treats were hidden within the ball itself. The animals loved foraging for the treats.
Species: Cross Species, Farm Animals, Non-Human Primates
Type: Environmental, Manipulative, Tactile
Keyword: rooting
Yield: 1
Cost: 0-5$


  • 1 Stainless Steel Mirror Ball
  • 1 stainless steel chain
  • 1 Primate proof Clip or


  • 1/2 cup Marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon Honey


  • Retrieve sanitized forage ball, preferably with large holes inside.
  • Place a handful of marshmallows inside ball.
  • Use wrapping paper to wrap ball.
  • Use chain's clip to attach to cage and watch the animals enjoy!
  • To prevent choking hazard, use 3 links to a chain or less.
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