Posted October 06, 2018 10:01:09 It’s time to see what the world will do when it comes to the world of cat toys, with the Australian Zoo’s guinea pigs on the move.
The guinea pups will be able to play with toys from as early as they are two weeks old.
A zoo spokesperson told ABC Radio Melbourne the guinea pup’s owners have been “extremely supportive” of the new toy, but added the guillanapo are not allowed to be around humans and are therefore “extremely vulnerable”.
The first cat toy to hit the market in the United States is the Kitten-a-Litter, which is meant to “teach them to play by providing an environment in which they can interact with their owners.”
It comes in the form of an outdoor “doggy bar” with an attached cage, which the guampoos are meant to be able play with.
Zoo spokesperson Sarah White said the guineapigs were used to “reward” their owners, who then “have to give up their free time to play”.
“They’re also being taught to associate social interaction with a dog’s attention, and to feel safe, and they’re also learning how to communicate with each other,” she said.
“So there’s a lot of things that are coming from the perspective of what they want to do when they’re not around their owners.”
They need to be in the environment, they need to get out and they need help in that.
“The toy is not the first to feature in the zoo’s exhibit.
In 2016, the zoo introduced the K-Locker, which had a similar look to the Kittens-a