It's super simple, all you need is a basket with large holes and some twine to tie it with. I used a metal basket that I picked up at the dollar store a few months ago. It has large squares that they can pull the treats out through. I hung it on a perch with twine and filled it with treats! I put in some stale bread, cucumber peels, a few split cherry tomatoes, some lettuce and a marigold that I pulled apart.
They hesitated at first, but soon they figured out how to pull the treats out through the holes. The basket would sway every time they snagged a treat. It seemed like they enjoyed it and it took them more then an hour to eat the treats they normally would have devoured in minutes! Now, I have seen those treat balls online...they cost from $5-$10 depending where you look. We all know that I'm always looking for a cheaper way to do things and I'm pretty sure my $1 basket qualifies! If you can't find a metal basket you can always use a suet holder, and lots of stores carry those for around $3. I'm not saying not to buy a treat ball....especially the lettuce ones, because after all a whole head of lettuce won't work in the basket! However, you might have something sitting around that will work also.
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