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Enrichment

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:07 am
by MiriamS
My little Chip is a quiet guy but I finally found something to get him excited about today. You see, Cocoa is always curious and interested in playing with me, exploring and playing with just about everything else. Chip loves to cuddle in my shirt but once he's out, he's gone. He hides behind my curtain and chews on the woodwork and won't come out until he realizes he's alone and has a squeak freak. Otherwise, he seems to have no interest in anything but doing the humpty dance with Cocoa and eating pine nuts.

So I've been researching enrichment and got some great ideas from other members (thank you...let's start an entire forum on this!) The immediately successful idea came from none other than Cocoa, who found her way into my medicine cabinet just now. No, don't worry, I heard her banging around before she found the valium that Joan sends in the first aid kits. She scattered q-tips everywhere before I retrieved her.

They're in their cage now and I walked over with two q-tips. Chip jumped and grabbed one right away through the cage bars and attacked it viciously!!!! She created a fluffy pile of mutilated cotton before starting on the other end and then dropping the stick. Interestingly, Cocoa had no interest in the q-tip, so Chip got to shred that one too. I've never seen Chip so excited. And this was all thanks to Cocoa, who bullies him around, face-pushing him away from treats and body-blocking him from getting to me first.

The biggest irony is that I would have taken a picture of Chip surrounded by cotton fluffies but Cocoa ripped the front off my camera zoom lens the other day so it's at the Canon hospital.

Re: Enrichment

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:29 am
by legomom0701
Oh my! Too funny! I'll have to give Teddy a qtip tonight & see what happens!
Most of his 'enrichment' comes from running in his wheel & 'loving' his teddy bear!

Re: Enrichment

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 12:02 pm
by MiriamS
His teddy bear, really?

That might be illegal in some states Teddy.

Re: Enrichment

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:06 pm
by legomom0701
LOL!!! He's such a naughty boy! :smt044
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Re: Enrichment

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 4:27 pm
by MiriamS
That's THE funniest thing I've seen in a very long time. I'm sending it to all of my friends. Little Teddy! :!: :?: :idea: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Re: Enrichment

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 5:55 pm
by Joan
legomom0701 wrote:LOL!!! He's such a naughty boy!



Haven't you gotten that little pervert registered yet? :twisted:

Re: Enrichment

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:06 pm
by legomom0701
I didn't know that terminal cuteness required registration! :rofl: