Octopus "enrichment"

DWhatley

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

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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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dwhatley;137603 said:
Hey guy, this was a JOKE!
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 didn´t get the 7 words thing...:confused:

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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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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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