Primate Enrichment Technologies

In research involving animals, the well being of the subjects is paramount. Every aspect of housing, handling and care that constitutes the animal's physical environment is important. Primates in the wild spend much of their lives foraging for food. Not so in a laboratory or research facility. Due to advances in animal nutrition, captive primates now receive a completely balanced diet in a very small volume of foodstuff. The downside of this practice is that it saps the primate's natural instinct to forage. With too much idle time that would otherwise be spent searching for food, the captive primates may develop excessive behaviours.

To correct this problem, and to create a more natural environment for the primate, LOMIR introduces Primate Enrichment Technologies - P.E.T.®. These devices enable primates to feed themselves in a way that closely mimics foraging, parceling out the food in hollows where the primate must seek it out and extract it on its own initiative. Lomir produces a range of P.E.T.® devices, each one catering to the physical and psychological abilities of a specific genus of primate. Made of opaque polypropylene, a durable material that is chemical and heat-resistant, virtually moisture resistant, and crack proof, P.E.T.® devices are engineered for ease of use. Assembly is a snap, replenishing with food is quick and cleaning to eliminate bacteria can be accomplished with minimal effort.

LOMIR Primate Enrichment Technologies