Octopus Intelligence

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Live crabs and shrimps are good. So are lots of shells he can pile around the doorway to his lair.
If you have too many problems you could always contact the closest fishermans co-op and see what they can do for you. illegal to go thru individual boats most time but many of the co-op dudes are really friendly and helpful hey. Live is not always a drama!
 
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I used to freeze food into an ice cube and let them try and pull it down for the food. Especially thinking of your location and the itme of year it might help to keep them cool!

Be good to see some photos, it's nice to have a bit of diversity on here. For all the people on here who keep cephs there are only a very small number of species actually kept. A nice Aussie octo would be a lovely addition to it all!

~Andy
 

Jean

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Yog-Sothoth said:
Whats a octos normal skill at mazes? That is, can they learn a maze. And if so, what happens if new maze is introduced?

Yes they can. If a new maze is introduced they'll feel their way along it....and learn it too. They seem to have a reasonable spatial memory. It all makes sense when you consider that many octopus's normal environment is a rocky reef........a maze made of rocks!!

J
 
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Jean said:
Yes they can. If a new maze is introduced they'll feel their way along it....and learn it too. They seem to have a reasonable spatial memory. It all makes sense when you consider that many octopus's normal environment is a rocky reef........a maze made of rocks!!

J

Yea, Jean's right. In the Ultimate Guide Octopus...it's also revealed that Octo's seem to memorize how to get back home after traveling an intricate way around the seafloors and distance...they can memorize were they are and were to go. It's pretty fascinating. There also very good at learning by phsyical observation.
 

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