DIY Tutorial: Dog Toy Treat Puzzle

Picture1Rats are very clever. They’re also very persistent – particularly where food is involved! Giving your rats puzzles helps engage their natural problem-solving abilities and keep them mentally stimulated. This treat puzzle is easy to create and fun for your rats to solve.

Supplies:

  • Hol-ee Roller” dog toy or similar (about $6.00 on Amazon)
  • Strips of fleece material
  • Treats

Picture3

Begin by stuffing a few strips of fleece material into the toy.

Picture4

Stuff some treats into the toy. In this example, I’m using plain kibble. You’ll probably want to use something more exciting like nuts, seeds, oats, dry pasta, or maybe even yogurt treats!

Picture5

Add a few more fleece strips to make sure the treats won’t just fall out on their own and you’re finished! Your rats will have fun rolling the ball around, trying to tear the fleece strips out of the toy, and maybe even taking a shortcut by chewing through the rubber to get to the treats.

Enjoy!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s