When most people think of enrichment, they think of toys to shred or techniques to make it a challenge to obtain food. Robin’s speech opened this up to more than just that.
The rest of this post comes entirely from my notes on her speech.
— from Robin Shewokis —
The major types of enrichment are: visual, auditory, olfactory, social, exercise, and dietary.
Variety is the spice of life. Change and move toys and food dishes, even to the bottom of a cage for ground feeders. Change dietary elements such as fruits and vegetables.
Tactile enrichment would involve having to move objects around. For example, a food bowl that has wood block or glass beads in it that birds can touch with their beaks.… READ THE REST