The living conditions of laboratory animals are often far from those they would have in their natural environment : social isolation, confinement, restriction of physical activities, standardised food, … These living conditions often lead to ill-being and behavioural problems more or less serious : stress, stereotypies, … Solutions exist to contribute to the animal’s well-being.
Pebble Toy pineapple is a pebble made of a mixture of 70 to 80 grams of pure cellulose particles and 7 to 10 grams of controlled dehydrated fruit, first intended for human consumption.
This mixture is compacted under precise conditions, in the absence of any binder, to obtain a cylindrical pebble 5 cm in diameter and 3 to 3.5 cm in length.
The Pebble toy can be adapted to different primates (size, species…), and is easy to use.
Size, hardness, mass or fruit concentration can be adjusted on demand
Pebble Toy Pineapple is reproducible in composition, easy to distribute and attractive to animals.
Three studies were carried out in French primate centres to evaluate the conditions of use of the Pebble Toy pineapple. Here is a summary of the behavioural observations :
AniBed carries out the following controls per batch:
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