Showering mink with enrichments

21 05 2015

Half of Andrea’s mink got exciting new homes yesterday: extra large cages, full of objects to chew and shred, with elevated towers and overhead tunnels.

This is so that she can first assess whether upping the enrichment rapidly reduces signs of boredom. Then, once these data are got, she’ll give the second half of the group enriched cages too, and scan all of them to see if their baseline forms of stereotypic behaviour (SB) predict how reduced their SB is by enrichment.