The mink whisperer

18 12 2014

After a rocky start, Andrea‘s making progress with the mink.

OrigSlide1inally all 32 wouldn’t eat the treats, but 12 now are, and are being trained in the gambling apparatus (which we dock onto the cage, and in the tests proper make them choose between two arms, one of which is rewarded at random each time).

Seventeen still aren’t responding to treats, but are exploring the apparatus in an agitated, hyper sort of way.  The remaining 3 mink still refuse to enter the apparatus, but are slowly showing improvements: they’ve stopped screeching at Andrea, and now just suspiciously stare at her instead.