Stuffed Apple Balls

apple hay balls
Behaviors

Exploring, foraging, rooting

Animals

Nonhuman Primates, Sheep, Pigs

Type

Manipulanda, tactile, sensory, olfactory

Why They Love It

Stuffed Apple Balls give a variety of species the best opportunity to exhibit their natural behaviors such as rooting, exploring, and foraging.  These apple balls with can be distributed in a cages or pens for the animals to enjoy!

Sanitation

Sanitize apple balls weekly.

Recipe

Hay Stuffed Apple Balls

Hay Stuffed Apple Ball are the perfect enrichment for Sheep! Stuff them with cut up fruit and scatter them around the enclosure to enhance exploratory, rooting, and eating behaviors.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Species Cross Species, Farm Animals
Type Environmental, Food, Foraging, Tactile
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 4 Apple Balls
  • 5 Apples

Ingredients
  

  • 10-12 Cups Hay
  • 1/2 Cup Apples

Instructions
 

  • Sanitize Apple Balls via Cage Wash
  • Cut Apples into Bite Size Pieces
  • Place Pieces into Bottoms of Each Apple Ball
  • Stuff Hay into each of Apple Balls
  • Distribute to Sheep

Notes

Keyword chewing, rooting
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