I think it is totally fine to do that. They have no concept of what it insurmountable, LOL, and I've never seen one overcome by stress when they could not succeed. One of our boys went through a two - three week interval where he was determined to remove and store in his hidey hole, a large and heavy queen sized quilt from my daughter's bed. He never even managed to budge it, let alone remove it from the bed. That didn't stop him from trying and trying, screaming, growling, and cursing at it. After about thirty minutes, he'd give up and go find something smaller . . . like a shoe . . . to squirrel away in his treasure trove. He was obsessed with accumulating! Or rearranging. LOL!
1 Bichon/Shi-t-zu Ollie (b'gollie), 1 Standard poodle, Indie
I think they enjoy larger items for a bigger project too. I think it's good for them too if you compare it to long term challenges in the wild, keeping their burrow ship shape etc. Mine spend months chewing sticks so they will fit in the digging box. Just be a little bit careful of pieces of wood that can shift and hurt someone if they landed on them.
My degus love these homemade toys. I can't remember where I got the idea from but it is basically a 'degu cracker'. All you need is a tube and some paper (natural is best). Put some treats like oats and rice in the tube then roll up with the paper then twist the ends to make a cracker shape. Egg boxes are also a favourite. Also, degus love apple tree branches!
I’ve really been struggling recently with illness, work and family drama. As a result Im feeling pretty rubbish for the girls because I barely have the energy to make my tea so they aren’t getting much attention at the moment.
I’m out all day tomorrow so i decided to make them a little treat box each. Each box has 2 types of hay, seeds, forage and a massive nut in shell for them to find. They have one each so I’m hoping they will let each other enjoy them!
Hooman to Pip (RIP), Daisy & Flo and slave to Esme and Arthur the cats. Up The Clarets!