Pumpkin Stuffed Treats

Pumpkin Stuffed Treats

Enrichment of the Month " Thanksgiving Stuffed Pumpkins

Foraging, Chewing, Rooting


Non-Human Primates, Pigs


Tactile, Food, Olfactory

Why They Love It

NHPs can manipulate, forage, and eat this treat. Pigs can root, explore, chew all the treats inside.




Thanksgiving Stuffed Pumpkins

Thanksgiving Stuffed Pumpkins are a cross species enrichment treat, where pigs can root and eat the salad inside, and monkeys can forage and sift through what they like and don't like.
Species: Cross Species, Non-Human Primates, Pigs
Type: Food, Foraging, Manipulative, Tactile
Keyword: chewing, foraging, rooting
Yield: 1


  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Heavy Duty Basing Spoon
  • 1 metal bowl


  • 1 Large Pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsbp Dried Cranberries
  • 2 cups Lettuce
  • 1 cup Chopped Fruit: Apples, Strawberries, Berries, Cantaloupe, Mangoes, Watermelons
  • 1 cup Sliced Oranges


  • Cut 1 large pumpkin in half with large sharp knife
  • Stick large knife on top of pumpkin and push down on one side
  • Stick large knife on top of pumpkin and push down on the other side
  • Cut through middle of pumpkin
  • Open pumpkin to have to 2 halves
  • One half, use spoon to scrape and take out all of the seeds on one side
  • Once 1 half of pumpkin is carved out and seeds are removed, pour 2 tablespoons of honey inside pumpkin
  • Pour 1 tsp of dried cranberries on top of honey
  • Pour 1-2 cups of mixed lettuce and sliced fruit inside pumpkin
  • Add 1 sliced orange to cover the salad and serve
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