This is a really simple treat dispenser which will hopefully keep your little smoochie entertained for more than a few seconds before stashing it under the couch never to be seen again....
Step 1: Gather Your Stuff.
- A smoochie (Bunneh, lolcat, hamster, ferret, small person with short attention span, etc)
- A small juice bottle (this one's a "nudie" bottle... it's good because it's almost cylindrical, small, and made out of tough-ish plastic)
- Something to punch holes in plastic (sharp thing)
- Treats (and some not-so treats to randomize things a little)
Step 2: Starve Your Smoochie.
I'm stating the obvious, but you'll have more success throwing this thing out just before dinner as opposed to just after.....
Step 3: Poke Holes.
Note that if you totally overdo the hole punching thing with powertools like I did, you will probably want to clean up any burring (plastic furry bits) with a small file or knife tip...
Step 4: Stuff It.
I've mixed in about 50% of "normal" food. It would probably make sense to start with almost 100% treats and reduce the treat portion once they have it figured out, for a (hopefully) longer lasting effect.
Step 5: Observe.
If all else fails, give up and stick it in the middle of their favourite napping spot (this works particularly well for stubborn bunnehs).