Jabuticaba said:I also do cognitive testing on them, so they get to interact with different objects (toys of different colours ad shapes)
fOrKyAnDpRoUd said:Jabuticaba said:I also do cognitive testing on them, so they get to interact with different objects (toys of different colours ad shapes)
is this for some kind of research project? Do they enjoy the toys or just ignore them lol
Would you mind sharing what you have found?
Jabuticaba said:Yes, the torts seem to like certain toys, of certain shapes. They tend to ignore flat objects and seem more interested in rounder things. The idea started when someone suggested I put a smooth, round rock in with my male Hermanni. I found a real tort toy and he was very "happy," at first, but quickly realised it was a dummy. So far I'm highly impressed with their cognitive abilities. Also, I knew from other studies done with zoo Galaps that torts can be clicker trained, so I'm working on that as well
fOrKyAnDpRoUd said:It would be cute to see a tort "sit" on command. Think of how much easier taking pictures would be! Lol
How could you tell he was happy? Was he....mounting it?
Weird question: would they be interested in dog or cat toys? Like the ones that squeak or jingle when moved....