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Why Environmental Enrichment?

In nature, mental and physical stimuli affect all organisms. This is more pronounced in animals of higher intelligence. Perhaps it could be narrowed down to three main activities any given day: foraging, resting, and social interaction. 

In the Animal Kingdom, the orders psittaciformes (parrots) and primates possess certain similar physiological and behavioral characteristics, such as extreme dexterity and intelligence. They are both kept in vast numbers in various circumstances and environments. Eliminating behavioral problems due to boredom often becomes a big challenge to the caretaker. Environmental enrichment can be provided in many different ways, but addressing natural tendencies such as foraging yields the best results. 

Since 1998, Fauna-Tek™'s patented foraging units have provided complex stimuli that reverse a long tradition of how daily nutrition is offered to these animals. Using Nature's guidelines on how difficult and time-consuming an activity foraging can be in the wild, these units provide maximum foraging time in a complex, yet progressive manner, naturally offering mental and physical stimuli. Now, the foraging needs of parrots and primates in artificial environments can be met with Fauna-Tek™'s "Compact Synthetic Ecosystems" in a positive and challenging way.

 

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