New Enrichment project

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New Enrichment project

Postby Deb » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:35 am

My project I started before Christmas is coming along nicely, so I thought I would get some feedback from ya'll before I try it on the furballs.

I started with a package of cheap, thin latex sponges. 2 of them have regular wild finch bird seed sprinkled on them, one has wild rice,and one has watermelon seeds. I keep them in rectangular sushi dishes in a sunny windoe and keep them damp. I watered them one time with Miracle Grow when stuff first started sprouting and they are really starting to take off now.

I think I may put the 2 bird seed ones into the flyer's cages tomorrow night. Maria's cat, Holly has started showing intrest in them so I'll probably let Maria take 1 into her room for the cat. I took them all from the dishes tonight and ran tap water through them so that the Miracle Grow feeding shouldn't be an issue... do you think?

I bought some packs of garden seeds today and will start them in sponges too. I have sweet peas, cucumber, and coliflower.When the seeds are bigger, like the watermelon, I made some little slits with a knife in the sponge when there weren't enough holes in the sponge surface that the seeds would fit into. I'll post about how the furballs respond to their mini gardens.

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Postby Joan » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:24 pm

COOL!
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Postby krups1110 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:35 pm

That's really interesting!
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Postby Deb » Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:11 am

Well the furballs like the sprouting greens pretty well. I don't know if they really eat much, but they like to sit in it, mash it down, and have hidden acorns in the one in Molly And Munch's cage. I took them out to water them today and put them back in the window for some sun. I put the same ones back in tonight 'cause they did perk up a little bit out of the cages today, but this stuff won't last too many days.

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Postby Joan » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:31 am

Especially with furbutts smashing 'em. :wink:
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Postby Deb » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:00 pm

:roll: and peeing on them. After putting them back into the cage, they looked worse today. I took them out and tossed 'em. I'll try the wild rice and baby watermelon plants on them tonight. I'm sprouting colliflower for them next.


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