Octopus "enrichment"

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  1. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Neal found this and says that if you can teach a gold fish then surely an Octopus ...
     

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    L8 2 RISE Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    I dont know that I would call that enrichment, my idea of enrichment is more somehting to entertain the animal, so if you were looking to enrich humans, you'd give them a TV. But it sounds cool, keep us posted, should be fun!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh, I am not buying it (note the quotes around enrichment). The post needed a smiley I guess.
     
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    Ceph Roy O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I'm sure an octopus would just take the set apart. :sink:
     
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    Hi
    Enrichment does not necessariliy mean entertainment in our understanding. Its just to keep anmials busy, to use their brain and body.
    When I worked with seals, we put huge ice-cubes into their pool with fish in it, so they were busy eating it.
     
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    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Not saying more than seven words...

    Greg:razz:
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey guy, this was a JOKE!
     
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    Major Mess Cuttlefish Registered

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    Why? I found this thing really great and it sure is some enrichment for the animals (but I agree, Octopus would probably just rip it apart...)

    I didnĀ“t get the 7 words thing...:confused:

    Greets
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Discussions on 'enrichment' are long-standing and recurring here, with Greg squarely on the skeptic team - that's where his seven words came from. :smile:
     
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    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    D,

    Yeah, I knew it was a joke. I think I remember seeing a presentation on a person training a gold fish to go through hoops and such. That is why I decided to poke a little fun at it.

    Greg
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    cor..........that's as good as watching the agility at Crufts!

    J
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    On the other hand I have several journals with videos showing examples of human enrichment with octopuses :sagrin:
     

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